The Wish you well board is a pizza pan with all of our pictures and a big heart in the middle. When a child is absent, we move his/her picture to the middle and sing a song to let that child know that even though they are not here we are thinking about them and wishing them well.
When they return to school, the absent student helper gets to welcome them back with a butterfly puppet and a welcome back kiss (and we talk about all of the silly places we get the kiss such as our elbow, ankle, shoulder, wrist but never our mouth because of germs. They love all of this. Just imagine that child knowing that even though they are not at school we are thinking about them and wishing them well!