health and safety

Exploring the inside of our outside

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The study of x-rays, bones, and our bodies turned out to be quite an interesting and fun experiences as the prekindergarten age children worked to complete the skeleton of a paper boy in our classroom.

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Xx is for x-ray!

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Before heading off for spring break, my students explored the letter Xx and the best word that I know of to examine the letter Xx is x-ray!

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Finding balance between outdoor safety and adventure in preschool

Playground safety is both controversial and important. Check out our class adventure and then listen to what the experts have to say!

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Make pool safety a priority even though the end of summer draws near

Although school is just around the corner, it is likely that with the days still being so hot, many of you will still be taking your preschoolers for a little dip in the swimming pool. “Two-thirds of childhood drownings occur May through August, making drowning the biggest summertime risk for kids” (RD)  Cara Pettersen wants […]

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Counting children in preschool should really count

Often times teachers only think of counting their students when they are headed out on a field trip or going outdoors to play. But getting into the habit of counting children should start even when you are in the classroom all day! Here are a few tips for keeping safe track of your students… Keep […]

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Top ten tips for staying healthy in the preschool classroom

It’s that time of year again, time for teachers and students to start getting sick that is.  You don’t have to wait for cold and flu season to officially begin, illness can strike at any time in the classroom, and it loves the beginning of the school year.  One of the most difficult aspects of […]

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Handwashing for good health: a message to all preschool teachers

By Dawn Ginese, The Singing Nurse Hand washing for good health, how many interesting and enticing ways can we share, show and encourage each other to “just do it”, and teach our highly observant and ever emerging preschoolers to follow in our footsteps. Doing what it takes to teach the point! This hand washing post is […]

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