Bothered By the Bathroom?

Before I dive in to that intriguing blog post title, I wanted to say a sincere thank you to everyone who left sweet comments on Monday's post. This has been the hardest thing I've ever faced as a teacher and your encouragement and prayers mean the world to me. What a sweet group of bloggy friends I have!

This is such an awkward transition.

From thank you notes to potty talk....

Do you have a pet peeve?

Mine is :

"Mrs. Spann, can I go to the bathroom?"

"Mrs. Spann! I have to use it!"

"Mrs. Spann, its-a-mergency. Really."

TMI, tiny humans, T-M-I!

So, this year we have used this magical system (borrowed from a co-worker) and it has been GREAT! I love that my teaching partner and I have the same system in both of our rooms. Things like that make for a seamless day!

I just realized how dirty they are. Vomit. Oh well, I don't touch them!

One boy and one girl can be out at a time. I have two strips of velcro running down the side of a bookcase. Each child has their own velcro-ed Popsicle stick. When they are out, they simply move their name into the girl or boy spot.

I love it because I can see at a glance where everyone is!

In case you want to try something like this, I'm including some printable paper dolls you can use with yours!

I would include mine, but I don't know where they came from! I don't want the Copyright Cops coming after me! :(

You can copy the images into word and shrink or enlarge them as needed.

Hope everyone is having a happy hump day!


  1. I used to have a similar system! It also had spaces for other places in the building kids might be, though- speech, nurse, ELL, Title I, etc. I keep meaning to make one again this year, because I really liked how you could tell at a glance where everyone was!

  2. Ooof those are dirty!! Haha! I won't touch our bathroom passes, either!! ;)
    The system is a great idea!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  3. What a great idea!! Do you mind if I pin your idea?

    Miss J

    Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories

  4. Thanks for writing such great texts.