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I am a first grade teacher who has rediscovered a love for firsties this year. I have taught pre-k, kindergarten, first grade and even second over the past 16 years. I have been married for 17 years to my wonderful husband and have been blessed with 2 very active boys.

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Head Lice, Scabies and Pin Worms, Oh My!

Pre-kinders can be the most LOVING little people around!  
They share EVERYTHING (except maybe their favorite toy)! 
Did I say everything? OK, maybe not everything, BUT definitely
 Head Lice and Scabies and Pin Worms, Oh My!
This is just the tip of the iceberg...

This has been a year for the books! My first year back in pre-kindergarten
 and we ran the gamut of germs and creatures that spread!
So here are my top 5 things to look out for in pre-k!

We had 17 case of head lice this year!

I {almost} died.

But my kids were treated at home and were cleared by our nurse
before they came back to the classroom.
David Shannon has a great book to help kids (and teachers) through this.

Hand, foot, and moth is common in daycare centers and with young children.
My poor little guy was so sad he missed the end of the year festivities.

I did have a little sweetie who was out for THREE weeks
 before she was released by her doctor to return to school.
We wash our hands ALL THE TIME in class!

And the list went on and on this year! Today was the last day of school 
and I am happy to report that a sinus infection 
was the worst thing I caught THIS YEAR! 
 Yes, I am knocking on wood as I type this and thanking God and my lucky stars!  

Personal space is so hard for little friends! They want to hug All. THE. TIME.
Ring worm did not make it to my room THIS year, 
but I didn't want any little creature left out!

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  1. OH MY....I'm scratching my head right this minute just thinking of this!! Luckily by third grade we learn personal space a little more. Great information Tammy.

  2. Hi Tammy!
    These are such useful reminders! So important for keeping kids (and teachers) healthy. Love that David Shannon book!
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