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Practicing Workplace Wellness in the Classroom

Sweet summertime is winding down, which means the kiddos are back in school. The transition from summer into the classroom instills a sense of routine in children, as they prepare to learn new things. One thing they must be taught is how to stay healthy during the school year. When school is in session, germs are easily spread from person to person throughout the classroom.

As adults, it’s up to us to teach children how to interact with large groups of people. By bringing some of these workplace wellness tips into the classroom, we can teach kids how to keep the spread of germs at a minimum, so that there are less sick days. While these things are second nature to us, young people need constant reminders to make good habits. 

Wash Your Hands
Hands-on activities are a great way to turn playtime into an educational lesson for children. Something as simple as stacking blocks can be a fun, mathematical exercise for young minds. However, touching, sharing, and passing blocks also means coming into contact with bacteria or viruses. As a teacher, your job depends on showing up to school each day. Workplace wellness is crucial to preventing yourself from catching any bugs and children should know this too! Making hand-washing a routine before any activity that requires students to share objects. Explain how clean hands will keep them from getting sick, since no one wants that. 

Don’t Share Utensils or Drinks
Now that we’ve made washing hands part of the daily routine, children should learn that not all things should be shared, like eating utensils or drinks. Diseases and viruses can be spread if saliva is transferred to from person to another. Yuck! Common colds, cold sores, strep throat-all these and more can be caught just by drinking after someone. 

Shield Your Sneeze
Another workplace wellness tip we should pass on to students is the importance of covering their mouths when they sneeze. When we sneeze, mucus and saliva come out of our mouths, which can land as far as 30 feet away. If we don’t cover our mouths, then our germy spray will end up landing on those around us. 

Don’t Touch Your Mouth
Workplace wellness means keeping our work environment sanitized and clean. That’s why children should know now to put their hands in their mouth, nose, or ears! Otherwise, those sticky hands will dirty up tables, pencils, crayons, and more. If someone does happen to have a hand where it doesn’t belong, remind them to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer. 

If Workplace Wellness Doesn’t Work…
Despite all the precautions we take to keep well, it seems that we can’t always escape the common cold, sore throats, or runny noses. When workplace wellness doesn’t work, a visit to the doctor is in order. Thankfully, parents don’t always have to miss a full-day of work in order to wait for an available appointment at a regular doctor’s office. PrimeCare in Conway has two locations that are walk-in friendly because being sick is never apart of our daily schedule.