Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Canisters for Classrooms

Back-to-school time can be stressful for teachers who may have limited funds to help stock the classroom with items to help keep kids’ classrooms healthier.[1] That is why the Clorox Company is launching the Canisters for Classrooms program to help teachers get Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes for their classrooms and get parents involved in donating, too!

Now teachers can get the help they need. When they put Clorox Disinfecting Wipes on their back-to-school list, Clorox will automatically donate two canisters to their classroom!  Visit Clorox Classrooms to upload your back-to-school supply list or create your back-to-school supply list online.

Clorox has a long-standing commitment to helping schools and teachers maintain a healthier learning environment throughout the school year. Clorox is dedicated to educating children about the importance of preventive health and recognizes that teachers play an influential role in teaching children about healthier habits.

Below are some helpful tips for fighting germs in the classroom:
  • Sing & Scrub: Make sure kids wash their hands the right way. They should wash frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice).
  • Do the Elbow Cough: Teach kids to cough into elbows, not hands, where they are more likely to spread bacteria and viruses through touch.
  • Disinfect Hot Spots: Be sure to disinfect the surfaces kids touch most frequently in the classroom – like desks, computer mice and doorknobs. Use a disinfectant approved to kill cold and flu viruses, like Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes. 

When kids go back to school, we want them to swap summer stories and study tips, but we don’t want them sharing cold and flu germs. Adding Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes to your back-to-school list can help prevent the spread of germs in the classroom when used as directed on hard surfaces.

We know that with budget cuts affecting school programs and the quality of learning environments everywhere, you can use all the help you can get to help make students’ learning experiences the best they can be.[2]   Teachers should check school policy before adding Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes to their classroom list.  Please share this post with other teachers that you know so they can create their back-to-school supply lists online and be eligible for this program.

Please join me in a Twitter chat on Tuesday, May 8th from 8 to 9 p.m. ET to learn more about Clorox’s Canisters for Classrooms program and how teachers can get two free canisters of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes for their classrooms to help keep their classrooms healthier. You can follow the conversation by using the #clxcanisters hashtag.

** I am a member of the Clorox Classrooms teacher panel.


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