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Grade Two Program

Grade Two Program
Handwashing Song Twinkle Twinkle
Bugsy coloring sheet
Bacteria and viruses coloring sheets
Poem Courtesy of Alberta Health and Wellness
Book: Germs Make Me Sick by Melvin Berger and Marylin Hafner. New York: HarperCollins; 1995

The Do Bugs Need Drugs? (DBND) Grade Two Program is designed for children in grade two (7-8 year olds) to be delivered by guest presenters in the classroom, such as post-secondary students enrolled in healthcare faculties, community pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, public health and school nurses, interested parents, and others.

The Grade Two Program takes 50 – 60 minutes.

The program includes:

  • Tips
  • Interactive dialogue
  • Overheads
  • Handwashing instruction
  • Bacteria and viruses coloring sheets
  • Bacteria and viruses game
  • Skit
  • Poem
  • Optional activities

Educators in British Columbia can find lesson plans and teaching kits by visiting www.antibioticwise.ca/teaching.

The Grade 2 program was piloted in Grande Prairie, Alberta (Canada) in 1998-99 and was successful in teaching children about handwashing and antibiotic resistance.  Notably we found that education for grade two children resulted in significant uptake of key messages by their parents.

See also:   Recommendations for Handwashing in Childcare Settings approved by Alberta Health and Wellness and Alberta Children’s Services, April 2009.

Fluorescent lotion can be ordered from:  Marlatek, Inc. (Canada) or GloGerm Company (USA)

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