Just when your lesson is going smoothly, someone inevitably needs to go to the bathroom!! These passes help to ensure that your students are really only using the bathroom when it is an emergency.
My students get a new pass every month. They have 10 chances to use the bathroom as long as it is not during instruction time. This eliminates the "wanderers" from leaving the classroom. They really learn to only use the bathroom if they have to.
I also offer an incentive to students that don't use any of their passes.
Included here are 2 different size passes in 2 different colors. Blue for the boys and pink for the girls. I usually fill in their names and then laminate them so they will last the entire month.
I hope they work as well for you as they have for me!!
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