HALL PASS PERMISSION SLIPS
Make students EARN the right to use the hall pass! They must write a paragraph before they can leave. In my Spanish class, they simply use current vocabulary and grammar in their paragraph. In other content areas, they might make a summary of the day's lesson or of the current unit of study.
Since I started using this hall pass idea, the number of students who try to take advantage of the system has decreased dramatically! Students who used to "need" to leave several times a week now rarely ask to leave at all!
I give out one sheet of these permission slips per quarter, and I offer extra points for unused slips at the end of the grading period. It works like a charm!
Key Words: bathroom pass, hallpass, classroom management, restroom pass, permission to leave class