Keeping Your Classroom Clean

November is the time to get sick. Kids can take the day off; you can’t. You have to sniffle to work, cough while lecturing and overall feel badly. There are a few things you can do to make your room feel a little healthier, while probably helping that funky smell problem, too.

  1. Buy hand sanitizer. I went to Costco at the beginning of the year and bought 2 gallon pumps of sanitizer. This has made me feel so much better just having the ability to get some cooties off of my hands since the nearest bathroom/sink is in the office.
  2. Clorox Wipe Everything. At the end of the week, I wipe down the piano, my podium and my desk. I am amazed at how disgusting it is even after a week. My janitor is awesome at keeping the floor clean, but he isn’t responsible for surfaces. I also have students wipe down my drums and chairs, which makes the room feel better.
  3. Fabreeze. I have scentsy-type warmers and fabreeze to spray on everything. Middle schoolers have that fog of “stank” that follows them everywhere and these precautions help get you through the day.
  4. Take care of yourself. Don’t let kids cough on you or play their instrument when they have strep. Ew.

These few things help a lot in the fight against kid germs. If you have other ideas, shoot them to me- I always want to save a sick day!