ProTeacher Community - Reply to Topic




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


Post Your Reply!

ASAM's Message:

I have students raise one finger as a signal they need to use the bathroom. If I shake my head no that means someone is already using it or I am giving very important directions. This eliminates being in the middle of something and being interrupted with "can I go to the bathroom?" No talking is needed on either of our parts.

Members have more posting options! Sign Up Free!
Random Teacher Question
Name:
Type a guest name (or sign up for a free account)
Descriptive Title (Please do type a title):
  
Message:

Additional Options
Not a member? See the great features you're missing
Did you know? ProTeacher is a FREE service

Discussion Review (newest messages first)
ASAM 09-11-2018 06:53 AM

I have students raise one finger as a signal they need to use the bathroom. If I shake my head no that means someone is already using it or I am giving very important directions. This eliminates being in the middle of something and being interrupted with "can I go to the bathroom?" No talking is needed on either of our parts.

Marcimcg 08-29-2018 01:33 PM

I have dealt with this in a variety of ways. I do a read aloud thatís interesting and bathroom kids miss it (or not). Other times I give seatwork to class and if itís not done, it goes home to be finished. Or I have decided to have some free time and those kiddos miss that. I have also had them go during a special, missing part of my prep but itís worth it to put an end to this. Also I have kept track of # of times kids ďneedĒ to go and let their parents know. Maybe they have a medical problem.

I also think it gets better when weather turns cooler and they donít drink so much.

Always better to let them go of course, but keep them responsible for the work.

FirstBurst 08-29-2018 02:49 AM

Iím really struggling with my kids and the bathroom this year. Every time we come back to the classroom from anywhere (lunch, specials, recess, etc) about 15 kids ask to use the bathroom. Even during learning time, when one raises their hand to ask, basically half of the class will start asking. Itís never been this bad in previous years. We take two full class bathroom trips a day. We will come back and 5 minutes later kids are asking to go. For context, we do not have bathrooms in the classroom, we have a policy where we canít tell students no or limit the number of times they go (ruling out anything related to bathroom tickets/coupons), and we can only send one child at a time. The ďlineĒ of kids waiting gets so bad I canít even figure out who is next when someone new asks.




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:12 PM.

Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net