September 18 and 23
The preschool classes are learning that "Germs Are Not For Sharing" and practicing the importance of washing their hands.
The most common childhood illnesses are colds, gastroenteritis, otitis media, conjunctivitis, and sore throat. A child's immunity builds up over time. The most important means of prevention of illness is thoroughly washing hands.
The children gathered to view the video, "Germ Stoppers." Followed by the puppet, "Germy Wormy," visiting the classrooms for storytelling by reading the book, "Germs Are Not For Sharing." An experiment "Germ Glitter," was the teaching material utilized for simulation, as glitter non-threatening resembled germs in real life. To complete the unit, the preschoolers demonstrated proper handwashing.