New Year’s Resolutions: Being on time
The importance of being punctual.
When the bell rings in the morning,the teachers bring the children to their classrooms to start school work straight away.
As the Irish proverb goes ‘Tús maith, leath na hoibre’
‘A good start is half the work’.
Being on time for school is very important. It is at this time the children get an opportunity to say hello to their friends and teacher and to ‘settle in’. You will know yourself that being ‘on time’ makes for a more relaxing and happier start to a day.
The first ten minutes of school is an important time of the day. It is during this time that the teacher tells the children what the day ahead will bring. Being late certainly ‘wrong foots’ the child. They can be unsettled and spend a significant part of the morning ‘catching up’ as a result.
If there are late comers, the teacher is delayed starting the day’s work. He or she will find themselves repeating themselves as they ‘update’ each late comer as they arrive in the classroom.
As fir the children who have arrived on time: this repetition can be tedious for them and can result in them losing concentration. Late comers slow class work down. The student who arrived late can be playing ‘catch up’ until little break as a result.
Being on time is an important life skill which will stand to your child throughout their lives.