Here is a slight spin off....there is a child in my children's classroom at school who continuously takes forever when she goes to the bathroom. Last year, in Kindergarten the entire class was monitored by a teacher when at the bathroom so this did not happen. This year, the children go in small groups. This particular child can sometimes be the first one in and the very last out....taking a long time, taking forever to wash and dry her hands, walking very slowly back....clearing procrastinating in some cases.
My daughter came home yesterday and told me that the teacher now sets an egg timer when she leaves for the bathroom, and the child needs to be back before the sand runs out.
Honestly, not quite sure how I feel about that one. Most days, I think it would be great, but what if there was a day that she was legitimately longer.
Additional info...I do not know the length of time on the egg timer. I do not know if the egg timer is on the teacher's desk, child's desk, etc. The consequence is moving her clip to a lower position on the behavior chart. I also do not know if this is public knowledge in the class or if my daughter only knows because she is friends with this girl and sits next to her.