Monday, August 27, 2012

Classroom (BRILLIANT) Bathroom Passes

There are not many things that are more disgusting in life than an elementary school bathroom pass. It doesn't matter if you put it on a string and hope they'll keep it around their neck, at the end of the school year you need to toss it in fear of WHAT may be living on it...

SO~ My friend that I work with (Lisa H.) came up with this GREAT idea.  I totally stole it last year and it worked out great! Because this still is elementary school and things usually break, I had to make another set this year~ but it's pretty inexpensive.  

Here is what you need:
*cones or cups
*something to label your cones or cups
(This could be as easy as a sharpie marker or clip art from your computer.) 

 This year I used foam letters from the dollar store.  Last year I got foam letters that were sparkly. I would have gone with the sparkle again this year, but they didn't have them (Boo).  The cones also aren't as cute as the cones I had last year, but when you're shopping at the dollar store, beggars can't be choosers.

The way to make them is pretty self explanatory (see picture below).

This is how you use them...
When a child needs to use the bathroom (emergency) they don't ask you, they can just go.  They just need to take the bathroom cone and put it at their seat!  When they come back, they put it back wherever you keep the passes.  It's that simple!!  I love it because if I am looking for someone to conference with and I don't see them right away, I just look at the tables and I know exactly who had to run to the bathroom!  This is great because when you gotta go, you gotta go and when I am working with a child or a small group, the last thing I need is someone holding themselves begging to go to the bathroom.

Great stolen idea!  Steal away!

And bonus... these cones/ megaphones came with pompoms... Great decorations for the classroom!

1 comment:

  1. Cute! I see this idea a lot, but I haven't used it. I don't have a classroom, so it just is too much to carry. I did recently blog about five different ways to monitor bathroom visits! Check it out there may be something worth stealing :P


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