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Friday, June 28, 2013

Hall Passes

So I have been seeing on Pinterest the idea of using customer loyalty cards from Vistaprint as a punch reward system. 

Source: pinterest.com via Kacey on Pinterest
Generally, I don't believe in giving students rewards for things they should be doing in the first place. 

However, I still loved the idea and decided to repurpose the idea as bathroom passes!

I don't know about you, but my kids love using any excuse they can to get out of class as much as possible. Because of this I need to have limits and strict regulations tied to my passes.

I have a hard time keeping track of bathroom passes and struggled with finding a way to keep up with them. 

Some years I would keep a list of my kids and check them off as they went (too complicated)

Last year I copied passes that the students had to cut out. These were too flimsy.

I decided that using customer loyalty punch cards would be a great solution!

This is a mock up of the passes I plan to use this coming school year:

Luuuuuurvs it!

How do you handle bathroom passes?


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  2. I ADORE this. I used to use a ticket system, but this is far more efficient. Will you give them one per year?

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    1. I'm going to give them 1 card per 9 weeks. I feel like 5 passes in 9 weeks is actually a little too generous, but it's summer so I am feeling a little nice right now haha!

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  3. What a cool idea!! I have a template I used for passes, but this is actually way better! I am so glad I figured out you have a blog! I have purchased items from your TPT store, and it's so hard finding secondary blogs!

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    1. I know! Why is it so hard to find things for the upper grade levels? Elementary people rule the roost it seems!

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  4. I use bathroom passes and I keep them hung on rings organized by class. My card has room for ten punches (five per semester). Last year this seemed to be plenty of passes and I only have to make one card that lasts all year. I also put a couple of blanks on each ring so that I can easily add any new students. I just have the kids find their card and bring it to me to punch. It worked out very well and I plan on doing it again. I really like the idea of extra credit for not using a pass. My editable template can be found is in my TPT store and can be downloaded for free. I also have bought several of your Prezis and absolutely love your work!

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  5. I think I'm going the Vistaprint route; I've probably tried 15 or more "systems" to deal with students leaving the room and have never seen one I love more than this. I'm going to go with five per semester, though. The end of the year was rough enough to curb any semblance of niceness.

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  6. Does it give you an option to create less boxes? I love this system. I only would like to give three boxes for the entire semester, though because of the ample time they are given in between classes in the high school I teach at.

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