I see a student pick something up off the floor behind the music room risers and he's playing with it. I'm all the way across the room and I can't see exactly what he has.
"[Name], what are you playing with?"
The student holds his hand high in the air and shows a band-aid, which had at one time been wrapped in a ring shape, and proceeds to slide it onto his finger.
"Just a band-aid!"
"Take it off and throw it away. That has germs on it. Please go wash your hands with warm soap and water right now."
"It's okay, it's mine. I just dropped it earlier."
"[Name], please don't pick up used band-aids off the floor."
"But it's miiii...."
"-even if that band-aid was yours."
I spent ten minutes today showcasing my vast band-aid collection and accompanying first-aid procedures with the class.
Reese: Elementary Music Teacher in Chicagoland. Clarinetist and Trumpeter.
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