How do you handle bathroom breaks as a teacher? I was in a 1st grade classroom today and the classrooms didn't have connecting doors. My prep was early in the day so I didn't have a break from 11:30 until the end of the day. I couldn't find another teacher to watch my class so I thought I would just take the whole class down before we went out to recess at the end of the day. The staff bathrooms are right next to the student bathrooms so I told students to line up if they aren't using the bathroom. The second I went inside I heard kids talking and laughing. It took time to settle the kids and a teacher had to come out to talk to them. Ugh!!! Is there anything I should have done differently?