classroom routines for the restroom – wash and flush {printable}

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There are lots of things we can say in a day, but if I can give my kinders a visual reminder, clue or flat out visual direction… I choose that option.

I find that if I can choose only to talk when its most important, then my words carry more weight. {Annnnd, they just might be more likely to actually listen to what I’m saying and process it} This year I updated my classroom reminders to coordinate with my bright color theme and to include a chevron background.

classroom routines for the restroom - wash and flush - KindergartenWorks

classroom routines for the restroom

This first one is on the inside of the bathroom door to remind them before they leave. It says, “remember to flush” which we all know is oh-so-important! I like to also place this one on the back wall as a reminder for boys.

classroom routines for the restroom - wash and flush - KindergartenWorks

This is the one I placed on the outside of the door as they leave. It says, “wash your hands.” I have a few different skin tones for the image of the hand… just to make them friendly for all classrooms.

classroom routines for the restroom - wash and flush - KindergartenWorks

Do these work like magic? Well, no. But they are a big help! But do you want to know one of my secret weapons for teaching bathroom procedures? A book! Check out how I use a social story to teach my expectations and classroom procedures for the restroom.

classroom routines for the restroom - wash and flush - KindergartenWorks

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Leslie is the author of KindergartenWorks. She teaches kindergarten students how to be pretty incredible along with teaching them to read, write and think for themselves. She enjoys graphic design, learning new things and sharing with teachers. Google+

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