"Can I go to the bathroom?" "I need to use the bathroom!" "I gotta go!!!!!!"
Have you been asked this question a lot recently? I used to...until now.
In my classroom, students have individual picture frames with their pictures in them. When they need to use the bathroom, they raise their picture frame over their head and make eye contact with me. I will shake my head "yes" or "no" and then they will place their picture frame in the appropriate spot.
The entire process is done silently! Gone are the days of asking to use the bathroom and being interrupted!
Students must ask to go to the nurse, office or special teacher. I made these signs, laminated them, put magnets on the back and then stuck them to the whiteboard.
With guidance early on, you will see a huge difference. They work like a charm!
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