It is a classroom that is somewhat open (about 5 feet) to the one next door and we share the bathrooms in the middle.
Back to the bathroom talk (not the yucky kind), my students will be allowed to go to the bathroom any time except during whole group time or small group if I'm working with them.
For students to know if the bathroom is vacant or occupied I created signs!
I didn't want these to be flimsy signs so I used the cardboard from cereal boxes.
I cut my desired shape. Stapled them together (I used the front of the cereal box and back). The first time I didn't hole punch the card board so it was VERY hard getting a hole through the cardboard, card stock, and signs. I might have used a knife, a cutting board, and maybe started bleeding. Opps.
But for the second sign I made I learned my lesson and hole punched everything through out the process! The holes are for ribbon to go through to hold the signs on the bathroom door knob.
I glued colored card stock on the cardboard then cut it to size. After I just glued on my signs with some Elmer's.
|Note the ugly gashes that are the holes for the ribbon. Opps...|
I also made a door hanger. I was inspired by this one from Smiling in Second Grade:
Closer look to the top:
I loved how it turned out but again I still have to laminate and add velcro! Download your copy here.
And finally I created some cute calendar cards that match my class decor!
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I love the diagonal pattern they make when they will be on the calendar:
Again, still have to laminate! You betcha I'll be the first one in line when I get permission to use the laminator at my school!