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Teaching Tool - Handwashing and Germs (Kindergarten and Grade 1)

This presentation teaches students about how germs spread and proper handwashing techniques.

Learning goals

  • I will learn how germs are spread
  • I will demonstrate the correct way to wash my hands

Core knowledge content

Core knowledge content provides the teacher with the background information needed to prepare and teach this health class.

Ontario curriculum expectations

  • The Kindergarten Program (2016) - Self-Regulation and Well-Being: 6.3 practise and discuss appropriate personal hygiene that promotes personal, family and community health
  • Grade 1: D2.5 demonstrate an understanding of and apply proper hygienic procedures for protecting their own health and preventing the transmission of disease to others

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