sniffles, sneezes, and coughs

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With cold and flu season bearing it’s ugly head again, we’ve been trying to remind the children how we cover our coughs and sneezes and how we wash our hands correctly.  I’ve had a few children out all week sick, and with the H1N1 Virus spreading, I don’t want to take any chances.

We have taught the children that once they put soap on their hands they have to rub the soap and scrub the whole time they sing “Happy Birthday”.   When the song is over they can put their hands under the water and continue rubbing and scrubbing until all the soap is rinsed off.  Some have got the hang of this – others have not.  But, I’ve got to say it’s very funny hearing the children sing “Happy Birthday” at the top of their lungs in the bathroom!  LOL  And I’ve gotten some strange looks from other teachers!  But that doesn’t bother me – I just want to keep the germs to a minimum!

I’ve also been sanitizing and washing the toys and furniture in my room. With kids out sick, I might as well clean the items the children use all the time.  Ms. Bennet and I have also had colds within the past few weeks – and I for one would just like to feel good again!

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About deepbluetide

I am a pre-kindergarten teacher at a private christian school. I work mornings with 4 year olds (most of whom enter my class in July still being 3 - they're babies!) and then in the afternoon work "daycare" - which is basically my own class combined with 5 year old children. One things for sure - it's never dull! I had no idea growing up I would be teaching pre-k today! It took me totally off guard - but in the end I wouldn't change a thing! I have worked with children whose age range is 6 weeks through 12 years. In the end I have decided that my current age group is my favorite! And in case you were wondering - all names mentioned are changed to protect the identities of those involved. Enjoy!

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  1. We do the ABC song here. One mom told me she says they always know if their child washed his hands. Another said they get either strange looks or smiles from strangers in public restrooms!

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