Do you ever just see something and ask yourself, “Why didn’t I think of that?”. Well, that’s exactly what I did here… This Teacher’s Hand Washing Hack Has Gone Viral and With Good Reason, It’s GENIUS!
Shauna Woods is a third grade teacher at Hallsville Schools in Hallsville, Missouri and her recent hack for hand washing is so brilliant, it has gone viral.
“We always experience a spike in illness and absentees this time of year due to different viruses and the common cold. It’s a fact of life that many kids are in close corners, interacting with one another all day. They share many things, including germs.”
She’s not wrong – have you seen the way kiddos share things, stick their hands in everything and then *forget* to wash at school? I’ve been a room mom for years and I cannot tell you how many times I’ve watched all of that happen (and worse) in the short amount of time I am actually there.
So, what did this teacher do? Well, she came up with a plan of action to make kids EXCITED and WANT to wash their hands. All she did was stamp each students’ hands and then at the end of the day, if the stamp was gone, they’d get a prize. Simple enough, right?
She posted on Facebook saying:
“We are doing our best in room 550 to keep the germs away. Students got stamps on their hands this morning. If it’s gone by the end of the day from washing their hands, they get a prize. ? We are trying.”
Yessssss! This is so smart!
If you haven’t had your hand stamped since college days, you may not remember that it takes multiple times of hand washing to remove that ink. So, the theory here is, the kids with no stamp at the end of the day, have been extra good at washing their hands.
Love it and such a brilliant teacher. Great job for thinking outside the box! P.S. This may be a good time to donate some cleaning supplies, hand soap and wipes to your teachers!! You can also learn how to Make your own Disinfectant Wipes Here.