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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sticky Keyboards, Mice, and Desks, Oh My!

What do you get when you cross a germaphobe with 60 children a day? A very large cleanup time. I have now had children in my room for three consecutive days. Paper on the floor. Eraser droppings. Sneezing. Coughing. I won't go on. I think adding 28 computers into the mix doesn't help anything.

This is sanitizer row. (Pardon the terrible pictures taken by my phone.)
Probably not nearly enough to do the trick, but I don't have a sink in my room. Everyone has to squirt before touching the computers and are SUPPOSED to do so again if they sneeze, go to the restroom, etcetera.

Once the last class leaves the room, I run over to my secret sanitizing stash. Don't mind my miniature pantry.
The first thing that I do is take a Clorox wipe (which, by the way, I do not know how I EVER lived without. I use these things on e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.) and wipe off the handle to the door. After that I allow myself to clean off the desks, keyboards and mice on only one row of computers. I have to limit myself to one row per day because otherwise I would have no life. I figure if I clean each row every four days, things can't get completely terrible. I have to touch the darn things twice a day to power them on and off, so I definitely don't want to be any more grossed out than I already am. I also try to spray Lysol around the room a couple of times a day.

What will January and February be like? I can only imagine. I hope you don't think I'm crazy now, because this description is actually pretty minimal in the broad scheme of my germaphobeness.

1 comment:

bee said...

hahahahaha I think that probably by the end of Dec., you may have a different perspective about germs. Somehow after a while you just sort of go into a zone where you don't care. Hope you can keep things clean and you and your students from well.