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Lesson Plans

RE: hand washing

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Fields, Linda (
Wed, 17 Feb 1999 14:30:45 -0500

IF you can get paper towels, try wetting a bunch, then handing them out to
the kids at clean up time. Even if they don't get completely clean, they get
most of the gunk off before hitting the bathroom. Will your school not
supply paper towels? Have you tried the custodian-play up the fact that you
don't want to leave a mess in the bathroom.My custodian brings me a case at
a time. The other advantage to handing out towels is that when they are
through with their hands, they can use them to wipe the tables. Linda in NC
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> From: Nora Redfern[SMTP:nredfern]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 11:52 AM
> To:
> Subject: hand washing
> Pardon me if this subject has been beaten to death. But... how do you
> all handle students washing hands after workin?. I work with middle
> school students who generally don't like to be messy in the first place.
> I have one poorly draining sink and no supply of paper towels unless I
> put it on the students' supply list. So I have towel rags that I use and
> take home and wash. The students complain about sharing towels with
> others - I don't supply a fresh towel rag to all 120 students every day!
> Sometimes I reluctantly let the students go to the bathroom (never know
> what I will find later or have reported to me later). Anyway, bathroom
> is often locked to keep students from loitering at lunch and after
> school.
> This also ties in with how the students clean paintbrushes.Any ideas
> appreciated. Nora