First let me go ahead and ask, did the picture of the toilets gross you out or cause you to double take at the blog post? 🙂
I couldn’t write about student and their many restroom breaks without using a restroom pic! #BathroomHumorLikeMyKids
I am pretty easy going when it comes to bathroom breaks. As long as it’s not a whole group lesson, I say yes and they just walk out the door. They don’t even have the take a pass!
THE MONSTROSITY! Call it easy going, or just call me lazy for not wanting to constantly send kids back for the restroom pass #TheStruggleIsReal
The middle of this past school year, I finally woke up from my coma and realized that I had this one friend that would ALWAYS ASK TO GO TO THE BATHROOM!!!!
NOBODY NEEDS TO GO TO THE BATHROOM EVERY 3 MINUTES!
NOBODY I TELL YA!
Well, this kid begs to differ.
I came to the conclusion that I needed a way to document just how much this kid was going to the restroom. That way I had data to back up his behavior. Oh yes, my school is data driven. I’m sure you’re school isn’t because why would schools make us take the extra step to collect data? 😉
Hence the digital restroom pass was formed.Have you read my NO HOMEWORK DOCUMENTATION?
Oh you haven’t?
Google “Google Form”. If you have a Gmail, then you already have an account.
Title the form whatever you prefer, I titled mine, ‘Restroom Pass’
Write your first question.
I chose the type of question as ‘text’ so they can type in their name.
Click ‘add item’ to add another question.
I like to ask what subject we’re in. This way, if a child is ALWAYS going to the bathroom during writing time (true story), then I have documentation that there may be some avoidance behaviors.
If you like, you can change the confirmation page.
This is what will show up after the student submits their response.
If you would like to make your form pretty, click “change theme” at the top of the page.
Scroll and click any theme to the right of the page.
I chose to switch to a digital restroom pass because I really like that a google form time stamps when a students goes to the restroom. I don’t have to worry about a sign out form, and there is documentation for when a child leaves the room.
Listen to how this saved me:
This past school year, I had a troublesome little friend. He frequently displayed inappropriate bathroom behavior. One day, I had a teacher from another grade level come to me in the afternoon saying that a boy in her class was trying to use the restroom, but a little boy in my class was having inappropriate bathroom behavior. The boy said that he knew knew the kid was in my class but not sure exactly which boy. Well, all I had to do was click “view responses” on the Google Form and found the time stamp that was the same time they were in the bathroom. When the boy in my class saw that I had hard evidence, he admitted!