This little pinup doesn’t have any kids, but, oh this is perfect for all my friends with kids going back to school.
Kids are gross. I’m sure YOUR kids are lovely little angels who never get messy, but in general, kids are little germ factories.
Bounty & Puffs have teamed with Wakefield Research to provide a rare look into what really goes on inside the nation’s K-6 classrooms, from those who know best, K-6 teachers.
How long does it take for children to mess up a clean classroom? The answer is only less than an hour! Most alarming for parents, the survey found that keeping up with the mess is directly affecting teacher’s curriculum:
· 2 in 5 (38%) kindergarten teachers spend more time cleaning their classroom compared to their home.
· A majority of K-6 teachers (89%) feel cleaning their classroom competes with other classroom activities.
Messes are not limited to just spills. 56% of K-6 teachers feel back-to-school season is the most dangerous time of year for immune systems.It doesn’t help that 97% have found something gross in their classroom, outside of the trash can:
· The top gross-outs include: used tissues (85%), followed by food remnants (68%), gum (45%), graffiti (39%), and boogers (38%). Can you spell yuck?
That’s so gross. But probably not that much different from your office, am I right? So how can you help?
Tips from Bounty & Puffs
· 78% feel their classroom would stay clean for less than a full school week if they didn’t have any paper towels.Ask each parent to bring in a roll of paper towels or a tissue box on back-to-school night.
· A majority (90%) of K-6 teachers feel teaching students how to fight germs in the classroom should be part of the curriculum. So- add in a lesson plan!
Maybe we can teach kids to help clean at home, too? And these tips are good for work. I know a few people that need to learn how to clean up their own ickiness. blarg.
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