September Bright Ideas - Keeping the Classroom Healthy

It's time for the Bright Ideas Linky! I want to share with you a way I kept my classroom healthy.


It's that time of year. The beginning of school excitement is over. Our resistance to germs is down. Those nasty flu viruses are going around. That new respiratory virus sounds pretty darn scary.

Going back to school exposes you to all those germs your body was on vacation from over the summer. You start out the year strong and then slowly succumb to the colds and viruses the kids so gladly share with you.

After a particularly bad year when I was out several times and had numerous kiddos out sick, I wised up.

I started using Clorox wipes in the classroom. Every day I wiped down the door handles, light switches, computer keyboards, and my remote controls. Once a week, I had the kids use them to wipe down their desks as well.

While my school didn't provide these wipes for me, I thought it was money well spent. The year I started following this procedure, I had fewer students with illnesses, and I took fewer sick days. And we all know how much work it is to be out of the classroom.



Let me know if it works for you!

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The Sunday Scoop!

I'm joining my friends at The Teaching Trio for their new linky, The Sunday Scoop!


Have To:
  • Don't you love cleaning house? Ugh.
  • I have been working on this particular post for a few days. I am promising myself that I will have it finished before the end of the week!
  • I love my former principal so much that I agreed to be a community representative on the campus site-based decision making committee. The first meeting this year is on Thursday.
Hope To:
  • My eating habits have taken a back slide since my trip to Seattle/Portland. Time to get back on track.
  • I know I'll be watching, but the winner is my hope! Since the San Antonio Stars are out of it, I have to root for the underdog. (But really, I root for anyone but Phoenix!)
Happy To:
  • Three of us are meeting to plan a little road trip to surprise a dear friend. Fun!

Click on the cute picture below to visit The Teaching Trio and read some more Sunday Scoops!


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Giveaway at The Teaching Trio!

My friends over at The Teaching Trio are celebrating a new blog makeover and Kristen's birthday by holding a giveaway. I've donated my Conferring Cards, but there are other fabulous products up for grabs. Go visit them and enter now through midnight on Tuesday.


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