One of our students was moving before the end of the school year. Each student colored a letter and then I photographed them with their letter. Printed, cut out, and mounted the photos in order for the message. His mom loved the going away memento.
Good CD DIY resources on this site! Absent child ritual, Leaving School Family ritual, Welcome to our School family letter, and more, with colorful graphics. Be sure to click "back" all the way to the home page - fabulous resources everywhere! Wish I could find the author to attribute (Mrs. Taylor?). #iheartcd
This chart in the main hallway of Manitou Park Elementary shows attendance results for each grade and the staff. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)
This is comprehension reading packet for students to use as they are reading the A to Z Mysteries book the Absent Author. There are comprehension questions for each chapter, as well as vocabulary. There is also story maps, character trait charts, and a letter writing activity for students to complete.
Contains 3 files:1. Substitute feedback form (tailored for 6, 7, or 8 class periods but can be customized - email if interested)2. Substitute apology letter3. Substitute instructionsThe most effective way that I have found to use this is to do a mini-lesson with your students before you are absent.