toilet paper

A transition from Common Core [placeholder] Standards to toilet paper seems appropriate, right? Work with me here. It’s not that hard to see the connection.

But I digress…

Toilet paper. We all buy it, but our kids are embarrased to be caught in the grocery store with it.

Again, I digress…

One of my kinders was putting his used t/p in the bathroom trashcan today. We’ve talked about this many times because in some cultures or communities where plumbing isn’t as reliable as ours, toilet paper is disposed of anywhere but the toilet. And many of our kids are not used to flushing toilet paper.

He was horrified to be reminded that he needed to put his toilet paper in the toilet.

“In the toilet?!?!?! NO!!!”

“Yes, sweetie.”

“But it might not go down!”

“If it doesn’t you can tell me. That’s why our custodians are here – just in case something doesn’t work right.”

So we had yet another mini-lesson with the whole class.

“Do we call it wastebasket paper?”


“Do we call it floor paper?”


“Do we call it wallpaper?”


“We call it – what?”


Maybe this will stick longer than wet toilet paper to a wall 🙂


One Comment on “toilet paper”

  1. Gary says:

    It’s hard to find well-informed people for this subject – toilet paper kindergeek, however, you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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