Elementary Health Teacher

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    Anyone teach elementary health? I will be teaching health to 2nd and 3rd graders , along with my other classes. I am looking for some ideas. I have my state standards but have not received the curriculum yet. Anyone have any books, videos, or websites they use?
     
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    GERMS--- sneeze and cough and about spreading germs. (Of course this is done in August when it's still hot!) I hold a misting bottle in my hand (they think I am taking care of the critters or plants) and start talking to them, suddenly I start sneezing and coughing. I squirt the misting bottle in the air as I do. I am walking around the room so I tag 'em all! I ask them what I should have done and of course they all yell "cover your mouth". So I "sneeze" and "cough" using the bottle in my hand. My hand gets soaking wet. I then walk around the room shaking hands, touching shoulders, pencils, desks, etc. They realize how far my "germs" spread. It leads to a really good discussion on how to prevent spreading germs.
    GERMS-----Have the kids divide into three equal groups. Have one kid from each group come up and spray their hand with water then dip it into a bag of glitter. Have each of the three volunteers dip in three different colors. Then they go back to their group and shake hands with everyone in their group. Once you have done that have the kids inspect their own hands for "germs". Then coat the volunteers hand again and let all of the kids shake with kids from the other groups. You could give a limit of shaking with 7 kids or something. When they are done they should have a fairly good dose of "germs" on their hand. You can then go over proper hand washing techniques while they wash the "germs" away.
     
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    Dental Health check out www.colgatebsbf.com A couple years ago we got free toothbrushes for our students and a video for first grade and we used the video for several grades.

    Move the student’s wastebasket away from your desk. Keep a small one under your desk for you to use.

    Crack a window a tiny bit for fresh air.

    Plants are wonderful. Philodendron, Spider Plants and Wondering Jew are easy to grow. There are plants that were tested by NASSAU for their ability to filter and clean indoor air of pollutants such as cigarette smoke and chemicals from off-gassing of new carpeting and furniture, as well as others. Ferns, peace plant, spider plant, mother-in-law's tongue (snake plant), corn plant, etc, are just a few.

    Wash your hands often. Use anti-bacterial wipes or spray on the door knobs and wipe down student's desk everyday. Be sure and wipe their pencils. Put a bit of spray on their desk and give them a paper towel and let them clean before leaving each day.

    Never use student’s pencils. Don't let students use your pencils or scissors.

    Teach them to cough in their elbows, not on their hands.

    Spray the room with Lysol.

    Drink orange juice and green tea.

    Get a flu shot.

    Keep tissue box away from your desk. Never use tissue from the box that the students use.

    If students have a rash, sometimes a wet paper towel helps sooths the itch, so that the students gets back to studying.

    A small jar of vaseline in each room with some Q tips. Works wonders for chap lips. Dip a tip in the vaseline and let the student put it on their lips.

    I read where Subway was sponsoring something related to health. Booklets and posters. I can't find the link.
     
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    thanks!
     
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