How many of you have frequent flyers to the bathroom, nurse, water fountain...etc?!? I know I do!
I needed a system in my room that was easy for me to implement and would help my students make good choices about when they "really needed" to leave the room for the bathroom, drink break, etc.
The "Hall Pass" punch card has 5 punchable areas for bathroom and drink breaks and one punch for the nurse. There is even one bonus punch for them to stretch their legs because we all need to do that from time to time.
Each week I give my students a new punch pass to keep at their desks. When they need to leave the room (at an appropriate time) they bring their punch pass up, punch their card and leave it by me until they return. That way if there is a fire drill I easily know if someone is out of the room. Each new week they receive a new pass.
You can give these out to the whole class or just your "frequent flyers". It has done WONDERS with the constant questions of "Can I get a drink...Can I go to the bathroom?"
Please enjoy and leave feedback! Thank you so much!