How to Keep a Classroom Clean
With many students and numerous activities in classrooms, it is easy for them to become cluttered in between professional cleanings. Professional cleaning companies take care of the deep cleaning, but there are steps you can take to keep a classroom clean between professional cleanings. Read on to find out ways to keep a classroom neat.
Help students learn by keeping a clean classroom
Have Students Help
Make cleaning fun by having the students help clean the classroom. You can make it simple by giving groups of students a job or specific area to clean. Start by giving a group of students the job of wiping down desks. Another group of students can take out the trash while someone sweeps the floor. Having students clean will not only prevent germs but it will help them learn helpful cleaning habits. Play music while they clean up to add fun to it rather than students feeling like they are doing a chore.
Pay Attention to Student’s Health
Monitor and observe if a student is coughing or frequently sneezing. Check to see if students have flu-like symptoms and send them home or to the nurse. If the nurse determines they are sick, this will help them recover quickly and prevent them from spreading germs. Teachers should stay home if they are sick as well.
Cut Down on Objects that Attract Germs
Comfy furniture such as sofas and bean bag chairs may add some pizzazz to a classroom, but they can be a magnet for germs and dust. Carpets are another culprit of attracting dirt and germs. By cutting these objects out of your classroom you can lower the chances of germs and other allergens affecting students. Having other objects in the classroom such as a vinyl bean bag or chairs make a custodian’s job easier because they can be simply wiped down.
Teach Students Good Hygiene
Create the perfect learning environment by teaching students about keeping themselves clean and healthy. Emphasise that washing your hands is important to stay away from the flu. Your hand’s touch doorknobs, books, and other objects that are easy landing places for germs.