Fourth Grade
MEMBERS
6 Members

Support Our Sponsors!



Start a new discussion...
I teach 4th Grade and it's my second year. Yesterday afternoon I had this student who couldn't seem to sit still in her seat. I wondered if she needed to use the bathroom, so I asked her if she needed the girls' room pass. She said "no", but I could just tell by the look in her eyes that she not only had to go but that she was really desperate to go. At first, I just told her to take the pass and go anyway, but she insisted that she didn't have to.

At our school, through 3rd grade, they have individual lavatories attached to each classroom. But starting in 4th grade, they have to use the communual multi- stalled lavatories in the hallway. I kind of suspected that having to use the hallway girls' room might be the problem, so I wrote out a note to the nurse explaining what the problem was and saying that my student needed to use the more private lavatory in her office. I then put the note in the envelope and asked her to deliver this note to the nurse for me. Everything seemed...See More
Sara On 9/15/11, Becky wrote:

Wow, yes, I'd say that note was totally uncalled for and the CC to the principal equally so. As I read your post, I was thinking ' you go!' and 'what a great solution to the problem!'

And by the way, I empathize with this student - I rather hate public lavatories. But you came up with a great solution and...See More
Sep 19, 2011
Leah I agree with Becky, except I'm not sure about the apology. She is probably right though in order to get along.

On 9/19/11, Sara wrote: > On 9/15/11, Becky wrote: > > Wow, yes, I'd say that note was totally uncalled for and the CC > to the principal equally so. As I read your post, I was > thinking ' you go!' and 'what a gre...See More
Sep 24, 2011


Teacher Chatboards

States

Subject Areas

Language Arts

Foreign Language