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

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. This first one is on the inside of the bathroom door to remind them before they leave.

classroom routines for the restroom

classroom routines for the restroom - wash and flush - KindergartenWorks

This is the one I placed on the outside of the door as they leave.

classroom routines for the restroom - wash and flush - KindergartenWorks

And it took a dose of “get over yourself” as I had another teacher take pictures of me showing the routines and procedures we use. This was the first year, I had students using the bathroom signs, washing hands and knocking all on day one, so I’m giving credit to the book! Inspiration… No David! We just have two paint chips (red/green) that are stuck together with double sided stick tape. They are hole punched onto a clasp-ring on 3M hooks. This signifies if a bathroom is available or in use.

classroom routines for the restroom - wash and flush - KindergartenWorks

I tried to make it a little over the top since I wanted to add humor, but whatever it was… it worked!

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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