Welcome back Grade 3 students!
It has been wonderful to welcome our Grade 3 students back on campus.
This week we have been explaining the rules and procedures put in place in order to keep each other safe. All of the Grade 3 children came together to experiment handwashing through fun activities.
First, we conducted The Glitter Germ Experiment to help the children to actually be able to see the “germs” and give them a more concrete understanding of how handwashing and germ prevention work.
After that, we went through the simple but crucial steps of handwashing. The goal was to show that there is a difference between washing your hands and washing them thoroughly. The children wore a pair of white disposable gloves and applied a small amount of red paint to the palm of their hands to represent liquid soap. Afterwards, the children started by rubbing their palms together, then between their fingers, twisting the fingers themselves together and scrubbing the knuckles, before focusing on the thumb, back to the palms and right up to the wrists. If you had washed your hand properly, every part of your hands was covered in red paint, showing the importance of following the step-by-step technique to prevent the spread of germs.
Moreover, in our classrooms we have been talking about all the things that are happening to keep people safe and healthy. These talks also help the children manage changes to their normal routine. It is important to express how we feel. Emotions can be expressed in so many ways, so in Grade 3 we have been doing some Art related to our feelings.