Monday, March 14, 2016

How to keep from getting sick when you're a teacher


Yuck! There is a really nasty bug going around, I can't tell you how many adults and kids I know who have the flue right now.  This is always my least favorite thing about spending the day with little ones, you just can't avoid the germs.  When things get really bad there are a few strategies I turn to;


  • Clorox wipes.  If you just can't go around spraying everything with bleach all day, then these are the next best thing.  I love how easy they are to use, and they give me so much peace of mind.  Don't forget to wipe down the door knobs, light switches, faucet handles, and cabinet hardware.  
  • Orange juice.  I can't promise that starting the morning with orange juice will keep you from getting sick, but psychologically it makes me feel like I'm trying that much harder.  At this point, I'll try anything. 
  • Wash those hands! Seriously, all the time.  Make the kiddos was theirs too, not just after every bathroom break but after using a kleenex, heck, after putting their hands anywhere near their face.  If you need some reminders try my Germs and Hand Washing Routines set.
  • Change your clothes when you get home.  Take those germy clothes off and put them right in the laundry basket.  This will stop all of those germs from getting all over your couch, the people that you hug when you get home, and whatever you touch in your house.  
  • Spend time outside.  If it's not raining go outside, this will get your entire class some fresh air that hasn't been infested with germs.  
  • Stay home.  If you get sick take a day or two off.  It may be more work to stay home, but you really don't want to share your germs with those little ones.  It's also a lot easier to get better when you take the time to rest!
These may seem like little things, but they can make a world of difference when it comes to fighting the flu.  Take care of yourself and you'll be better able to take care of those kiddos!

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