Bathroom passes

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  1. Bri120

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    I am creating my procedures list and I was wondering about bathroom policies for the students. I have read several things about them but I'm not sure what will work best. Could some of you tell me about your bathroom policies. Thank you
     
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    I only let my kids go either the first 5 or last 5 min of class, not during my lesson unless it is an emergency.
     
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    How long are your periods?
     
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    I have designated "bathrrom times". I teach a 110 minute block. I don't allow ANY movement in and out of the room in the first and last 10 minutes. I split my class into two sections. I teach, then we have group/individual work, then we recap, then I teach an extention lesson, them another group/individual work time. They are allowed to go to the bathroom one at a time during the group work time. They must be responsible enough to not cause problems though (things like "but I was waiting", or otherwise arguing about who gets to go). If that happens, then I don't let them out at all for the next class. I've only had to do that once per class. They figure out how to be reasonable after that. Also, if I see a student abusing the privledge (taking too long, leaving more than once, going every single day) I will revoke the privledge for a specified amount of time. We've only been in school a week and a half, and they've already figured out the rules.
     

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