These can be laminated and, if you make a hole in the top with a hole-punch, can be threaded onto string/ribbon. I hang them by the door and a child knows that when the pass is there they can put it on and leave the classroom. The next child who really needs to go must make sure the pass is back before they go. This also stops lots of children messing about in the toilets together. Each child knows they are not meant to use the toilet during lesson time but sometimes it can’t be helped.
Great idea. Easy and not touching students' hands when they are going to the toilet. :)
Great, thank you! This will stop the parties in the loo!
Such a simple idea, colourful and clear, thanks
Is anyone at the loo?. My strategy is to have an A4 landscape card laminated. There is a vertical line from edge to edge on the centre. One the left side is the title vacant and on the right engaged. This card is at the doorway out of the classroom. I also have a toilet roll image laminated. The loo roll had the loop velcro patch and the engaged and vacant hook patches. The rule is... when I am not teaching, ie independent work time, a child if they need the loo, has a glance at the card, if the loo roll is on the engaged side, then they can't pay a visit until the loo roll is applied to the vacant side. Stops the children asking and therefore wastin time. They also feel more grown-up by not having to ask. I initially did this with two loo rolls, blue and pink, but we settled at one roll. I also prefer the children not to pay a visit in the first 10 or last 10 minutes. It works and has been adopted by other staff members too.
THANK YOU. Thank you I've been meaning to get something like this for ages they drive me mad with toilet stops!
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