For children germs are invisible things that cause them to get sick. Remembering to do things like washing their hands or covering a cough may not come easily. With the sneezing and sniffles that seem rampant in our classroom right now, using a visual tool that demonstrates how germs spread and the effectiveness of different hand washing and cleaning methods seemed like a smart idea. Enter the Glo Germ Classroom Kit! We watched a short video on how germs make us sick and then applied the 'fake germ' powder from the kit to our hands. We shook hands, rubbed our faces and handled a few things in the classroom and then used the black light, which causes the powder to glow, to track where the germs had dispersed. We were amazed at how many things we touch in our classroom and how far the germs had spread! Nessaya even had some in her hair. We then washed our hands and looked at them under the black light again. Unfortunately, Team Awesome did not wash their hands well enough to get rid of most of the germs. So we watched a video on how to wash our hands properly and then washed them a second time- just in time for snack.
I have taught many grades, including high school, but LOVE teaching primary.