ATTENDANCE MADE EASY
"The effective teacher starts the class immediately with an assignment, not roll taking."
"Simplify the roll-taking process so it does not take away from instructional time."
--Harry and Rosemary Wong--
One way to simplify taking attendance is to print out the monthly name cards provided in this unit, laminate, cut apart, write students' names on the cards, and Velcro them to an attendance chart (or place them in a pocket chart). As the children enter the room each day, they remove their name card from the chart and place it in an envelope or basket. The remaining cards become a record for the teacher of who is absent. There are two different patterns provided for each of the 12 months.