The nature of my work requires that I stay fresh all day everyday. I'm a Kindergarten teacher and hygiene is something I discuss with my students on a daily basis. Five-year olds are impressionists. They remember almost everything that is said to them. They are malleable and can easily be molded, so getting them to learn a routine is easy. But undoing a bad habit can be difficult. That is why It is important to jump start them with a good routine.
In our classroom we have a big check list of things to do before going to school. Every morning, we go over the check list and the kids excitedly regale me and the class with what they had for breakfast, and this talk always leads us to the discussion of brushing our teeth every morning. Hence as a role model to these malleable students, it is fitting and proper that I show good example by coming to school properly groomed and appropriately attired. Hair combed and teeth properly brushed.
Young children notice almost everything and they are very vocal about their observation. It is so funny how they would notice anyone of their classmates that have yellow teeth or one with a bad breath. They will not hesitate to tell their teacher -me. Likewise, I am sure they will tell me right away if they detect me with a bad breath -hahaha. That is why, I don't just brush my teeth in the morning, I also keep a Tom's Of Maine mouthwash in my classroom.
Besides, it is not just the students that I encounter every day, their parents and guardians pick them up from school everyday and most often than not, the parents inquire about their children and they love listening to me discuss their children's antics in school. Because of this, I have made it a habit to wash my mouth before dismissal time in time to face the parents of my students. A dose of mouthwash always makes me feel like am wearing freshly laundered clothes, so refreshing! My mouthwash makes me feel wicked fresh all day everyday.
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