At the start of each session we sit in a circle. In the middle of the circle are our photo cards with our names on them. We go around the circle and children who are present put their cards in a special box. Then we see who is not here. The cards of the absent children are put on the board.
This task each morning is a great way to start our day. We acknowlege who is here and make a note of our friends who are absent. This routine also helps us if we have to miss a day because of illness. We know that while we might feel sad to miss the session , our Pre school friends will notice that we are gone and think of us.
We have been doing this with the children at our centre for over two years and find that it is an excellent activity to focus on IDENTITY.