Classrooms are where children grow into the next generation of leaders. However, classrooms are also hotspots for germs and viruses. Maintaining a clean environment enhances the learning experience and improves student health. Here are some tips on how to maintain cleanliness in the classroom.
Daily cleaning is beneficial for students and teachers alike. Here are some things to include in your school cleaning plan:
Students sometimes leave stuff lying around that belongs in trash cans or recycling bins. Check your classroom for trash at the end of every day. Look under desks and chairs and in any place where students store items. Make sure that the trash bag is removed every day, even if it isn’t full. Bags that contain leftover food should be removed immediately to avoid attracting any pests or bugs.
Desks and chairs are among the dirtiest items in the classroom, since students spend most of their day at them. Cleaning these areas with disinfectants kills contagious germs and keeps your students healthy.
High-traffic areas are spaces shared by multiple students throughout the day. Make sure you’re cleaning door handles, pencil sharpeners, and other frequently used objects at the end of each day. These are areas that students touch often and can easily spread germs.
Also, remember to clean keyboards, screens, headphones, and any other hardware used throughout the day. Not only are germs left on these devices, but dust and oils can build up on this equipment and impact its lifespan.
Keeping your classroom dust-free helps minimize allergic reactions among students. Take the time once a week to carefully clean and dust your room’s windows and blinds. These items are common gathering places for allergens.
Clean classrooms are critical for preventing the spread of germs, but students don’t spend their entire day in classrooms. Here are some other areas to put on your school’s cleaning schedule.
High traffic in the cafeteria leaves a big mess that needs to be cleaned every day. Make sure your cleaning staff picks up and removes all remaining trash, disinfects all surfaces, and mops the floor. Regular cleaning of a school’s cafeteria kills lingering germs and keeps the room safe for all students and staff.
A school’s gymnasium is another area that sees many students throughout the day. Cleaning and disinfecting the gym keeps students healthy by eliminating germs and keeps them safe by removing any debris from the gym floor.
Unlike other parts of the school that only need to be cleaned once or twice a day, all bathrooms should be disinfected multiple times. Your cleaning staff needs to rotate through each bathroom regularly. Some of their deep cleaning methods should include:
- Picking up and removing trash
- Disinfecting sinks and counters
- Disinfecting and cleaning toilets
- Mopping floors
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