One Student keeps burping in my class

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  1. Sasha102

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    I have a female student and she has been burping a bit in my class recently . I have told her off should I sanction her ?
     
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    You don't need to double-post this.

    Does it matter that she's female? If it were a boy student, would you be similarly upset?
     
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    Yes of course I would I have never had a student do this before in my class so just need some advice on how I should handle it
     
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    Is it possible that this student has a physical problem that is causing the burping? Even if you think she's just doing it to get attention / distract the class, you could call home and let them know she is doing this, and they might want to consult her doctor. Don't tell them they MUST get her to a doctor, just suggest it.
     
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    Determine first if its happening because she can't help it or if she's doing in on purpose to be rude and disrupt your class. If it's happening because she can't help it, get in contact with her guardians as cat said, and if it's on purpose, she is disrupting the classroom learning environment so give her a consequence just like you would give someone a consequence for disrupting the lesson in any other way.
     
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    Thank you well I will find out on Monday morning because if she hasn't got a problem and she does it again as I am running silent lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday a certain young lady will be signed up
     
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    It turns out She burps a lot after eating apparently She can control it but decides not to . So I am giving her 2 days of lunch detention
     
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    I would get in contact with her guardians as Cat said as well, to let them know what is going on, and why you have given her lunch detention (because she decides not to control it) so you don't get an angry phone call later. Also to maybe ask them to talk to her about it and evaluate whether or not her excessive gas is a medical condition.
     
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    DEFINITELY have a conversation with the school nurse to document (or to find documentation) that this student has a digestive issue. Perhaps the two of you can make the call home together? Either way, it is likely the student will claim it is something she cannot control despite being told otherwise.

    I'm typing this right after my own school served chili for lunch. Let's see how noisy it gets in here... :whistle:
     
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    ...and smelly?
     
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    People can have issues after eating, there is no controlling it unless you don't eat or take meds like Tums etc. (You should not punish someone if they are sick)
     
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    I had the exact same situation this year. It turned out he had a GI issue that he was getting treatment for; he was just as embarrassed by it as we were.
     
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    Thankfully, only from the leftovers. The kiddos have the ability to get up and go to the bathroom whenever they need to do so. That being said, I think I need to keep some Pepcid in the room.

    Back to the student with the intestinal issue. If it's a documented medical issue, perhaps a 504 Plan to allow her to leave the room and get her burping under control might be more in order than a lunch detention. Again, contacting the parents is the best plan.
     
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    I wouldn't think leaving the room would be a good solution any more than making someone who has hiccups or Tourette syndrome with tics. Ignoring would be a better option with no 504 needed just teachers aware of the issue.

    I certainly wouldn't want to keep holding in burps if I really got gas from eating. I would be concentrating on not burping rather than the work.
     
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    She has accepted her punishment as she knows she can control it . My issue is she does it loudly and never says excuse me which she accepts is wrong .
     
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