Last year, I found these cute little melamine plates on sale at Hobby Lobby and decided that they would be the perfect "sign out" signs to hang in the room.
This way, at a quick glance, I can see who has left the room to go to the bathroom. My students also know not to ask to go to the bathroom if there is a name on the plate. So, when students return, they erase their name from the plate (which is why there is a pom pom hot glued to the cap of the Expo marker) and then another student is free to ask.
Short and simple tip, but it works for me! I hope you found it helpful!
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