June 04, 2003
I got tired of my students taking the bathroom passes to the bathroom and accidentally dropping them in the toilet or the sink, so I borrowed this idea from a fellow teacher. Since our school doesn’t require that kids have a hall pass, when a child needs to leave, the boys put a little blue plastic duck on their desk while the girls use a green one. (The color of the ducks matches the beginning letter of “boy” and “girl.”) There is only one of each duck so there won’t be a party in the restroom. I can see at a glance if someone is gone and if it’s a boy or a girl.