Substitute Preparedness #10: It's Sick Season!

Hey everyone!

It's time for my monthly series again, though I'm late posting it today (Grandparents anniversary).

It's also flu/cold/sickness season! There's a strange illness going around at the schools here were the person gets dizzy and then has a head cold, no real sore throat. I just recovered from a regular old cold. So what's a person to do?

1. Wipe down desks, tables, door knobs at the end of every day! I sometimes bring my own wipes to wipe down the keyboard and phone if I know the teacher is sick.

2. Have hand sanitzer at the ready. It may not be soap and water, but at least it helps!

3. Wash your hands regularly. I may become slightly OCD with this lol.

4. Avoid touching your face. Ew germs!

5. Wash shared manipulatives. I  have a friend that dumps the manipulatives in a bucket with a bleach/water mix every Friday.

6. Stay home if you are sick. We love you and we know sharing is caring, but not germs!

Today I have another freebie, one of my roll games, woohoo! Maybe you need this if you are out sick.

Click here to grab it!


  1. I love this idea but can't seem to grab it. I keep clicking but it doesn't want to load. Can you help me?

  2. I absolutely LOVE your Halloween dice activities! How cute... and fun for the sub tub!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

  3. My kids love your roll and cover activities! Thanks

  4. Thank you for the halloween dice games! You cracked me up with the "sharing is caring" line. I totally agree! Stay home when you're sick. It took me a few years to figure that one out. :)
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  5. I can't seem to download it either. Could you please email to me.

  6. Thanks for sharing these great activities- downloaded them to my dropbox and love that they'll be on my school computer tomorrow:-)

  7. That's really something to watch out for, heheh. Halloween is around the corner, and a lot of monstrosities will soon rear their miserable heads such as these measly pathogens. Sure, there should be precautions and the like, but more than that is what will insulate you and your families for the long haul. It's the least one can do, I guess.

  8. GREAT post, Tanja! Thanks for sharing the FUNNNNN freebie!!!

    My daughter is recovering from being for over a week, and my son is sick now, too, so these will come in handy for sure!

    Smiles - Lisa
    Growing Firsties


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