Hygiene in Mrs. Nsubuga's Classroom:
This semester, Miss Davis will have more time with my students in the classroom and I am SO EXCITED about this. Since she taught Hygiene class last semester, I have asked her to continue to enforce what she taught the students this semester through our routine hygiene checks.
This not only keeps the information and good habits on the students' minds to where they become a natural response; but also, it keeps them healthy and others around them healthy, too!
Criteria Being Used:
Nail cleanliness-Nails should be free of dirt underneath them. This is the primary criteria for whether or not students receive the hygiene point that week.
Nail length- Last semester I taught the students in Hygiene class that ideally, fingernails and toenails should be kept trimmed to the same length as the end of the finger (or toe). This is the easiest length to keep clean. However, I do not withhold hygiene points for nail length alone. Nail length is a preference and is not a deal-breaker for the Hygiene point.
A Note from Miss Davis:
"I do have discussions with students about the length of their nails; if they bite their nails extremely short, we discuss the problems with that and set goals to eliminate nail-biting. If they have them longer than the suggested length, or if they are longer than they normally keep them, I usually ask if they trimmed and cleaned their nails over the last week. The few times this has happened, students usually tell me that their family had a busy week and they didn't get to it like they normally do. I try to offer helpful tips in those cases, such as setting reminders for themselves on their iPads. "
Hygiene Tips from Our School Nurse, Mrs. Aaseby:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- STAY HOME when you are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- WASH your Hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Practice good health habits:
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Especially when someone is sick.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Be physically active/exercise.
- Drink lots of WATER
- DON'T eat sugar!
LET'S DO OUR PART TO KEEP A CLEAN AND ORDERED ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR KIDS, PLEASE!