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Young mathematicians record and analyze data. They will take attendance for their class and compare to other days. Then discuss ways to count who is present. They may also show the amount of students present using fractions.
Explore punctuality by participating in a daily class activity. They will choose a classmate to be the attendance monitor for a week and he or she becomes responsible for keeping track of who has missed school on which days. They create statistics from each day and analyze the data.
Acknowledge perfect attendance with a simple, yet sophisticated certificate. You can type in a student name, specific description of achievement (perhaps the school year or dates of perfect attendance), the date, and your name and title.
Students evaluate reasons why someone would attend their school and create a marketing campaign to attract students. In this school welcome lesson, students analyze the marketing process and survey public sectors about their school. Students create a marketing campaign to attract students to their school.

Why College?

9th - 12th
By engaging in small and large group discussions, learners consider the importance of attending college. After discussion, small groups reconvene and create posters based on their findings.

Funny Money

11th - 12th
Students are rewarded for attendance. In this school-wide rewards lesson plan, students earn "dollars" for attendance and being in class on time. Students use those dollars to bid on everyday items of their choice.
In this bar graphs worksheet, students analyze the information about beach attendance over a period of 5 years. Students solve 3 story problems about the graph.
In this ESL reading comprehension worksheet, students read a short text about a woman who attends a "Green House Conference," then complete a variety of comprehension activities, answering questions and interpreting charts showing conference attendees and programs.

7th Grade Dance

6th - 8th
The question of the year is, "How much money do I need to attend the seventh grade dance?" Considering costs of clothing, dinner, and admission, learners compute sales tax and tips to add in for a final price. This task is intended to be used during a unit on ratio and percent.
One of the five legal duties of children in most states is to attend school until age 16. In 1869, to justify the funding of compulsory, public education, the Superintendent of Public Instruction of North Carolina declared, “The State may be poor, but a poor State can, least of all, afford to be ignorant. Poverty without intelligence, becomes degradation, misery, crime; no State can afford such results.” Using the provided worksheet to focus their attention, class members read the full text of the superintendent’s report. They then discuss whether states should require students to attend school until the age of 16. Consider concluding the discussion with a class debate or by having individuals craft letters to the current superintendent stating their position on compulsory attendance.
I really like this idea. Upper graders discover the connection between art and theatre by first analyzing the artists' choices and motivation in creating the installation piece, Four Purple Velvet Bathrobes. In groups, they write one-act plays, each taking on the persona of one of the bathrobes attending an opera. They then perform their plays for the class. 
Here's a real life research project that should get those upper graders excited! They conduct research into everything they'll need to know before moving out on their own. They compare university tuition, housing, textbooks, living arrangements, leases, credit card offers, and financial aid packages. This lesson is top-notch, and it offers essay tips, financial aid links, and motivational speech links.
Students, after getting information from the past baseball season off the Internet, calculate an attendance-to-win ratio for each of the 28 major league teams and then study the results to see if winning always leads to good attendance.
Students use conflicts in the Middle East to explore tactics of conflict resolution.
Students, after defining and examining an extensive vocabulary list on the board, explore compulsory schooling for children 6-16 and the importance of attending school on a regular basis.
Students explore all the specific requirements that must be followed in order to enroll children in school/day care aged 6-16. In addition, they review the importance of regular school attendance.
Students share opinions about importance of milestone events they might host or attend. They then prepare estimated budgets for parties based on established budget totals, and compare their estimates against the real costs.
Young scholars begin process of selecting suitable colleges by exploring colleges in foreign countries and reflecting on a possible future life far from their native countries. They rank various criteria for selecting colleges, discuss rewards and obstacles facing Afghani women attending American colleges, and compare several foreign colleges and universities.
Young scholars investigate a possible health problem in the local school district through inquiry into attendance records, activities, maps, graphs, and data tables. The simulation continues as solutions for the problem are sought.
Fourth graders work with patterns while using large numbers. In this patterning lesson, 4th graders go over the definitions of the words: predict, estimate, attendance, increase, and decrease. They complete worksheets in which they track attendance data for the Big E (Eastern State Exposition). They create charts and graphs that show the data for three years.

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