If this teacher had wanted to make a positive difference and help improve the hygiene of her students she could have gone about it in much better ways. Host a monthly parent meeting with snacks and free childcare to get parents involved in their kids education. You could easily add in any hygiene concerns in a friendly, positive way during one of these sessions. Or, even better, create a hygiene curriculum for your classroom and teach the kiddos how to brush their hair & teeth, how to wash baby dolls in the sensory tub with soap and water, how to use the bathroom appropriately. Get local dentists in on the action and have them donate toothbrushes and toothpaste and do dental demonstrations for the class. Send home activities and suggestions for your kiddos and their families. Host a hygiene-drive, or a sock-drive, or a food-drive within your community and get some necessary personal items for your families.
|this needs to be posted in every classroom.|