I think I’ve shared with you before that I’m in the middle of grad school, and am learning all that I can about classroom management, what it takes to become a teacher (It is an insane number of tests and so much work, and of course how to educate children. One of the things we have been discussing lately is how the flu and cold season affects a classroom. Let me just say this, once a kiddo is sick and they don’t stay home, like they should, they can spread the flu to almost the entire class. It can be a little frightening, because some kiddos have very weak immune system or are more at risk than other kiddos to have that cold or flu develop into something else.
Whether your kiddos is in a daycare setting or in a classroom, they are at risk of contracting the flu, a cold, germs, viruses that can sometimes lead to things like RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). There really isn’t a cure for RSV, so the key to containment is PREVENTION! One of the most important things that we can do is preventing the germs/virus from spreading. I really didn’t think about this too much, until my kids were heading to school and catching everything every bug in sight! Now I’m on the other end and thinking as a teacher, and knowing that keeping a clean and healthy classroom is key. This can be done by always encouraging our children (and ourselves) to wash our hands as often as possible. We also carry hand sanitizer with us at all times. It’s hard to be able to wash our hands at all times, but having hand sanitizer at hand, whenever we come in contact with public (and probably very germy) surfaces. I’ve observed many teachers squirt sanitizer on the kids as they leave the classroom at the end of the day. I think it’s a genius idea!
During RSV season, it is very important to keep sick kiddos at home, and prevent the passing on of germs to the other kiddos. You can also head over here to learn some great prevention and protection tips to help prevent RSV in our kiddos. For additional information head here.
Disclosure: This post is part of compensated post with Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions are my own.