Managing Bathroom Breaks

Elementary teachers often teach in a self-contained classroom, that means that students are in that room without a bathroom break for sometime. To manage this effectively, keep a marker board by the door on which a student going to the restroom, writes his name and the time he or she left the room. Then, when they return, they erase their name and another student who needs to go can go. Only one student at a time. After students become accustom to this, they do not attempt to abuse the privilege. After all, who wants to mess around in the bathroom or hall if they are the only ones out there.