Original post written by Kelsey Johnson
Have you noticed a rise in student absences lately? Sniffling and coughing while students are “silently” doing their work? Maybe you are just returning to the classroom after spending a week in bed? If the flu hasn’t reached you yet, we want to remind you and your students of some preventative measures to make sure you don’t come down with the nasty flu bug. Here are 10 things you need to know!
1. Be sure to get your flu shot.
2. Wash your hands with soap and water frequently and thoroughly.
3. Keep a bottle of hand sanitizer nearby and use whenever you shake hands or touch a surface that may contain germs.
4. Disinfect all surfaces that may have come in contact with germs.
5. Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose, mouth).
6. Try your best to avoid contact with someone who may be sick.
7. When you cough or sneeze, be sure to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue.
8. Get plenty of rest.
9. Drink plenty of fluids.
10. Stay active and maintain a healthy diet.
Discovery Education streaming provides several Flu related resources for you to share with your students. Share this informative video segment with your students titled, “How the Body Fights the Flu”, and discuss the preventative measures listed above to educate them on staying healthy, and safe from the flu.
We hope that with these reminders, you are able to avoid the flu this season. Please feel free to tweet us @DESupportStars with how your lesson plan goes!
Have a great day and stay healthy!