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Lesson Plans

Keeping smocks and shirts

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Sheryl Ann McCoy (smccoy)
Mon, 26 Oct 1998 17:35:27 -0700

Greetings to all:
Believe it or not, I never had an experience with head lice until I started teaching. No, I am not from Lake Woebegone. HAHA! It is more likely that I am from Possum Lodge! HAHAHA!

I did learn how to control them from our school nurse. Preventing the spread of lice and nits(larva) in white clothes can be accomplished by using 1 and 1/2 cups of chlorine bleach with a medium sized washer load with the regular soap. Use ammonia on colored clothing to kill the lice or nits.

There may be other products available, but these are inexpensive, and they have been scientifically proven to be reliable.

Also, you should store clothing in sealed plastic bags or containers. For good measure, I always put naphthalene(moth balls) around the storage area.

Now I'm itching!! HAHAHA!

"The road is better than the inn."
-unknown author

On Mon, 26 Oct 1998 18:29:09 John & Sandra Barrick wrote: >Well an alternative would be to wash them monthly or so. >S > >Sharon Henneborn wrote: >> >> I saw a reference to keeping kid's clothing clean by having a large >> supply of shirts on hand. >> >> A word of warning. >> >> A few years back our school district had a difficult time ridding our >> elem. schools of a yearly lice epedimic. Play productions seemed to >> preceed the epidemic. We changed our method of storing costumes...No >> more communal boxes and I rotated the smocks on a 4 or 5 day cycle. >> >> That became too much trouble so now any parent concerned with stains >> sends a smock for the kid's locker! Better the stains than the NITS! >> >> Enough already! I'm begining to feel itchy > >-- >john barrick >Sandra Barrick >astroboy > >

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