Give Me 5... Just in Time!

Students were able to see that their method of hand washing needed to be improved upon!
Students were able to see that their method of hand washing needed to be improved upon!
Hand washing is like a
Hand washing is like a "do-it-yourself" vaccine—it involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to reduce the spread of illnesses so you can stay healthy.
Farmingdale State College Nursing students, Danielle Buoucore and Elizabeth Jarossy review with our sixth-graders the importance of washing your hands correctly.
Farmingdale State College Nursing students, Danielle Buoucore and Elizabeth Jarossy review with our sixth-graders the importance of washing your hands correctly.

The flu season may be early this year, and students at Silas Wood got a healthy reminder recently on the importance of cleanliness. Farmingdale State College Nursing students, Danielle Buoucore and Elizabeth Jarossy, with their professor, Dr. Maria Nikolaidou, visited the English students in Ms. Cirillo's class to share a lesson on hygiene thanks to Silas's nurse, Sally Cappy who is involved in their intern program.

The lesson included "Give Me 5", a beautiful tri-fold display that showed the necessary steps in hand washing. Next, the Silas students were able to rub their hands with a special powder after they "washed" their hands. The lights in the classroom were turned off and Ms Buoucore and Ms. Jarossy used a black light device that showed the students the spots they had missed which glowed in the dark. This activity was amazing because the English students were able to see that their method of hand washing needed to be improved upon! Just as they've learned so far at Silas, we can always get better at what we do. Thank you to Ms. Buoucore, Ms. Jarossy, and Dr. Nikolaidou for such a hands-on experience! Literally!