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Wash your hands before, during and after preparing food.
Wash your hands before, during and after eating food.
Wash your hands before, during and after caring for someone who is ill.
Wash your hands before, during and after treating a cut or wound.
Wash your hands after using the toilet.
Wash your hands after changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet.
Wash your hands after sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose.
Wash your hands after touching an animal or animal waste.
Wash your hands after touching garbage.

Handwashing diagramHandwashing Project Video

 

 

The students of Mrs. Witte’s 2012-13 FACS I class (Jenna, Allie, Nikki, Hallie and Linzee) designed and implemented a program to teach grades K-6 how to correctly wash their hands and why it is important.

Students

They started with an assembly program in the gym for grades K-6 where they showed a PowerPoint with all of the important handwashing facts, then they put on a skit to illustrate all of those handwashing scenerios. The elementary students enjoyed chiming in every time one of the of the characters forgot to wash their hands by shouting “She forgot to wash her hands!”

That assembly was followed up by an age appropriate activity for each grade level.

Grades K-2 were brought into the Home Ec room where the FACS students demonstrated correct hand washing and then had each of them take their turn washing their hands correctly. They were each given a “Handwashing Certificate” to take home and be signed after they taught someone at home about handwashing.

Grades 3 and 4 were shown how easily germs were spread by using Vaseline and a blacklight.  When the FACS students visited their classroom, they put vaseline on their fingers and shook hands with the students then used a black light to show the invisible vaseline “germs” that they shared with the others. They were also each given a “Handwashing Certificate” to take home and be signed after they taught someone at home about handwashing.

Grade 5 and 6 participated in a poster contest about handwashing.  There were prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and the poster were displayed in the hallways.

Poster Winners

All information and resources about this program can be found at: www.itsasnap.org