My school likes the students to take turns leading the Pledge each morning. This is done by rotating weekly by class. I'm nearing the end of my student list to lead the Pledge on my weeks, but I am anticipating a problem. I have a boy who is perpetually tardy. In fact, it's a surprise if he's on time. He's usually around 20-40 minutes late. It's a great family, but they just happen to struggle with being on time. (Now if you're thinking that this is of greater importance than saying the Pledge, well, he's basically missing role call/class set up and part of specials, judge that how you will). His usual time of arrival is far after the Pledge time and I find myself doubting he will ever be on time during one of my weeks to be eligible to lead the Pledge. If he were even a grade older than 1st, I'd say it's just one of those consequences and a privilege missed. But it is first grade and I would hate to have one kid who never gets to say the Pledge all year. I've toyed with the idea of sending home a reminder the day before to see if that would help, but I still have many doubts. Should I try to make this happen? Should I just let it go?