I'm not making excuses for the teacher, but there must have been a reason behind the rule.
I'm not going to be critical of a first year teacher dealing with 20 or more 6 and 7 year olds....and their mothers! I would rather dig ditches!!
Back in our day a lot of classrooms had it’s own bathroom for the kids.
I have been told some of these modern schools don’t have this just a boys and girls bathroom in the hall. So the kid has to leave the classroom, walk down the hall to go.
I knew a little girl once (5 grade) who was beside her self because the teacher was doing this, limiting the amount of times she could go. Only here is the thing this little girl had already began to menstruate and at times needed to go (need I say more?) I told her to tell the principal what her problem was, a male principal no less and I assured her she would be allowed to go. This after having to assure her that the male principal more than likely had a wife and knew what a menstrual cycle was.
Yes we should all home school.
This is second GRADE, not secondary school. When I went to elementary school (and dinosaurs walked the earth) it was SOP to ask a teacher, then go — if the classroom didn’t already have a bath adjoining it, which one school (which wasn’t particularly deluxe) had. Classes were 30 strong then. But to be sure, students were better behaved because severe misbehavior would get them paddled in the principal’s office, so bathroom was no big deal, a student would ask, go, then return, 99.999% of the time without incident.
Was the kid not going to the restroom during breaks and was making a habit of asking to go when back in class?
I’m not making excuses for the teacher, but there must have been a reason behind the rule.
I’m not going to be critical of a first year teacher dealing with 20 or more 6 and 7 year olds....and their mothers! I would rather dig ditches!!
Yep. I am betting there is more to this story, but the writer wants to sensationalize this, and the mother probably wants $1M in damages.
Kids love to use bathroom break as an excuse to leave their work and go dawdle in the bathroom. And they'll lie, oh will they lie. I've learned to tell my students "Okay, but you owe me 5 minutes after school." 70% of the time they stop dancing around and say "never mind."