This "Out of the Room" pass is perfect for any teacher whose students are always asking to take a bathroom break or get a drink during class time! Here's how I use this classroom management tool:
1.) Every month, each student receives a packet of eight passes stapled together -- kind of like a bunch of raffle tickets. I copy them on colored paper to match that month's theme or holiday (i.e. green for December, pink for February, etc.)
2.) Students must use a pass any time they would like a bathroom break or a drink break, if it not a "whole class" break time.
3.) At the end of each month, students put all unused passes into a basket. I choose one pass, and that student wins a prize of his or her choosing. Most months, it's a $5 gift card to a fun store or restaurant. Students are so excited by the possibility of winning something that they are reluctant to take any extra, unnecessary breaks!
This system has made a huge difference in my classroom! I hope you find it useful, too!