Today is Global Hand Washing Day! Have you ever been in a public restroom and noticed that not all people wash their hands? This has happened to me on occasion, and I have all I can do to stop myself from yelling, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING??” Because we, as teachers, know that hand washing is an important part of personal hygiene. That’s why we teach the practice to our students.
So what could happen to these misguided souls who walk right past the sink in a restroom? Check out this slightly gross article for details.
Here’s a terrific song to help you impress upon your youngsters the importance of hand washing.
(sung to the tune of “Are You Sleeping?”)
Tops and bottoms, (Rub tops and palms of hands.)
Tops and bottoms.
In between, (Rub between fingers.)
All around your hands, (Rub all over each hand and wrist.)
All around your hands.
Now we’re clean. (Hold up hands and wiggle fingers.)
Now we’re clean.