Okay. I know that this is a very strange post title. Did it get your attention? Good, because I need your advice.
Let me set the scene of my dilemma. Our first grade pod is a semi-open concept design. Four classes share a set of bathrooms. I've tried several different ideas for managing the, um, going but have yet to find one that I really like. I've tried stop/go signs for boys and girls, number cards, move your name magnets, and boys/girls sign-up sheets to name a few.
As I think about my routines for next year, my bathroom problem feels like it is looming over my head. How do you manage the bathroom situation in your classrooms? I can't wait to read all of your good ideas!