Today's Whatever Wednesday Topic is:
The Bathroom Log
I teach 3rd grade.
That means I am responsible for teaching 25 children an entire school year's worth of state mandated standards by March because even though the school year goes until June, the state feels they should have everything mastered in time for the BIG TEST in March.
My point is, I don't have time to monitor the frequency and time patterns of when my kiddos elect to pee.
Yet, it is another thing we are expected to do.
I created this chart to streamline the process. I can tell at a glance how many times a child has left to use the bathroom and when they've gone and how long they have gone for.
How's that for data and assessment?
It's a handy little piece of paper. The children write their number and the time they have left the classroom on the chart. If it is the 1st trip of the day they write it in box 1. If it is the 3rd trip of the day it goes in box 3. When they return they record that time next to the initial time. If a child is frequently showing up in box 3 or 4 then I can address the situation.
But, if you are required to keep a bathroom log, this could make your life easier.