Look for patterns when this is an issue for your class. You can do this easily by having a chart like the one in the picture above. Use the same chart with your class or give each student their own chart if it is an issue with a small group. Students circle the day of the week and write the time they left and returned. Looking for patterns will help you get to the cause of the frequency of the breaks.
- Did one of your students always ask to go to the restroom when it was math time? Is it avoidance behavior or the time of the day when math is taught?
- Do two students ask to go at the same time or close to the same time? This may be a social issue.
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