It’s finally spring time and that means bugs bugs bugs! Unfortunately it’s not the creepy crawly bugs we find outside that were talking about, it’s the icky one that get inside us and make us sick. This week in Jasper classroom we invited two students from the University of Alberta nursing program to come to our room and teach us about bugs and how to prevent them. The students sat with us and talked about how bugs make us sick and that there are many things we can do to help prevent them. We practised the proper way to cough and sneeze (into the crook of our elbow) and talked about washing hands. We learned 10 different times that we should be washing our hands including before and after eating, after we use the washroom, when we come in from outside, after we cough or sneeze, after we play with toys and after we play in the water table! Now that we know when to wash our hands we need to know how! The students showed us the proper way to wash our hands by turning on the water, wetting our hands, applying soap, scrubbing the fronts, backs, nails and in between our fingers while singing ABC or Twinkle Twinkle, rinsing our whole hands to make sure all the soap is off, turning off the tap and then drying with paper towel. It’s very important to scrub our hands hard to make sure all of the germs come off. After we were done washing the students used special cream and a black light to show us any places we missed and explained that all those places can still have germs on them!