I teach elementary, I let them go when they need to go. I do discourage
them asking to go during lessons and demonstrations. However, with
elementary aged students accidents can and do happen if they aren't allowed
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerry & Mary B" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2003 10:52 AM
Subject: Speaking of Restrooms....
> Just curious, what is the policy for most of you art educators.
> Sometimes I feel like I am in the minority at school , in that if the
> kids ask politely( are not "frequent flyers") I let them go to the
> restroom. Many teachers at our school do not let students go during
> class. One scenario is if it is one of the later periods of the morning
> or end of the day , some kids really got to go. So by the time they get
> to art..... you know what I mean :-). We have 3 minutes between
> classes. Now for some young ladies in puberty 3 minutes doesn't cut it.
> I do tell kids if they need the restroom to tell me right away before
> the bell rings and that way they won't be marked late.
> Bottom line - you know who the abusers of rest room use and who
> legitimately needs it. If a kid has been working well and needs to
> leave during work time( not during demos unless emergency), why torture
> them. I do not understand the policy of some who refuse to let kids go.