As a Kindergarten teacher the last three years, I have had the luxury of having a boys and a girls bathroom right in my classroom. I have been fortunate to be able to ignore the constant complaints during staff meetings that involve shared hallway bathrooms.
Well... that privilege will be coming to a quick hault for me soon. Boo hoo hoo!!! When I switch to Third Grade next year (July 2012 for our school), I will have to figure out a completely new bathroom procedure.
I listened enough to the complaints at staff meetings to know that one problem with intermediate students is HOW OFTEN they are in the hallway because they are supposedly in need of the bathroom. I would like to nip that problem in the bud before it even starts in my classroom! I saw the perfect inspiration on Pinterest:
I am not sure where the idea originally came from because, when I click on the picture, it does not lead to a blog or anything. :( So if this idea is yours, please let me know and I will - of course - give you the credit you deserve!
Anyway, I wanted to "cute" it up, so I created my own "Emergency Bathroom Trips" poster. I plan to...
1 - Print this little creation (including the numbers, not pictured here) on our color printer at school and on cardstock.
2 - Cut out and laminate the cardstock.
3 - Arrange and attach the printables on a thick, cute strip of ribbon (running vertically), so that the poster is on top, then the "1," the "2," the "3," and finally the "4" at the bottom.
The AMAZING and FREE border came from "The 3am Teacher Graphics". I am in LOVE with this newly found blog!