Thursday, July 5, 2012

Grab a Pass

Last year, my first year of teaching, I had a lot more on my mind other than hall passes.  Let's get real, this girl was simply trying to survive. :)

Now that it is summer, I am loving the extra time that I have to work on some of the not-so-important-but-would-be-helpful-to-have-projects. 

In order for students to see the school nurse or use the office phone to call home, they must have a pass.  This isn't the problem, as I totally understand needing to know that the student has permission to call home, etc. but it gets tiring, when you are in the front of the room teaching, some one's stomach hurts "reeeallllyyyy bbbaaaaadddd" and they just can't make it for the remaining 1.5 hour of the day... you know.... you have them too.... so I have to stop what I'm doing to write a note, giving my permission for the student to either send them to the nurse or to call home at the office. 

While I have been enjoying my 10 weeks of bliss, I started thinking of a way to provide passes without having to write a note, sign, yata
Last week, I created this canvas.  It isn't perfect, but for my first one, I think it turned out okay.  I'm going to hang this canvas beside the door.  I'm going to screw in hooks on the bottom of the canvas, laminate some fun office phone and nurse passes, punch holes in them, and hang them on the hooks.  Students will have to "grab" one before they go wherever they are going.  

For now, I'm only sticking with the office and nurse, because those are required. 

By laminating them, I can wipe them with my ever so present Clorox wipes.

Do you think it will work?

1 comment:

  1. I love it! I had a box of shelves for sale in my garage sale last year. When traffic died down, I started painting a few. Now one of them holds all my passes on little pegs. It worked wonderfully!

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    First-Graders from Outer Space


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