Today Class 1/2B found an attendance certificate scrunched up in the classroom bin. The children were shocked by this and so began our discussion about the importance of attendance in school.
We started by sharing ideas of what attendance is and why we celebrate it in school and why certificates and a trophies are given to the class with the highest attendance each week. Some children expressed concern that our class has only received one this school year and we all agreed we would try really hard to get some more.
We then wrote all our ideas down on post it notes and shared these with each other. The most popular idea was that attending school is important so you can learn new things and get a good job, others said that school is fun and we can spend time with our friends if we come to school.
We really enjoyed our discussion and understand more about why good attendance is important to us and our school.