Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Potty Breaks

One of the cutest little bloggers around, Lindsey at the teacher wife, posted earlier about students wanting to leave class to go to the restroom.  I have 2 or 3 students who, ask about going to the restroom almost everyday.  They always ask to go during our small group direct reading instruction time.  Most students work in literacy or math centers during this time, but the ones who get too rowdy have to go to their seat and do board work.  That is usually when the "waterworks" :) begin.  Two weeks ago, I decided to start using an Emergency Potty Pass.  Each student gets one per week, and it has seemed to help.   Click the image to get a copy. 


P.S.:  No one has had an accident, no matter how bad they "really, really got to go!!". :)


  1. OMG! this is just what I needed! I want to use these! starting tomorrow!! but... the document won't load :(

  2. Oh no! I think that I left it as private. It should be fixed now. Sorry!

  3. thank you! thank you! thank you! i am so happy you posted this. i will def. give it a try... i am also thinking that I am going to do a drawing at the end of the week for the students who don't use theirs... wish me luck!!! :)

    thanks agagin!!


  4. This is great!!! Thanks for the doc.


  5. Love you passes...I am doing the same thing in my room and it is working beautifully!

    Please check out some of the posts on my blog. I am now following yours!