You know I really hate to talk about such a crude topic, but it’s time to offer a very serious and necessary reminder to all my brothers and sisters out there that’ll be scrounging through their closets for khaki pants and matching outfits in a few short weeks. For the past three months you’ve had the freedom to use the bathroom whenever you felt like it. Well, that party is over after Labor Day. You cannot afford to be doing the “Potty Dance” while going over vital information with your class. Especially on those first few days. I realize some of you have facilities in your classroom, but you don’t want to be that teacher. *Too many things could go wrong. (For starters, you could get blamed for something you didn’t create…like a mess or a smell.) Here’s what you need to do over the next few weeks: Once the urge strikes, wait until your kidneys start throbbing. Then wait ten more minutes. By the time school starts your bladder will be tougher than a two dollar steak.
*Other possibilities: You forget to lock the door and some poor child unknowingly opens it, you forget where you are and start singing, the principal stops by and all the kids point towards the bathroom door with one hand while waving their other one back and forth in front of their noses, or your students use their desks to barricade the door (only to let you out once you’ve agreed to no more math).
Hope this helps,