100kids, BSN, RN 11,611 Views
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I got my Masters in Elementary Education and Special Education. I chose that over Nursing because it suited my role here in school better. I teach Health as well as being the School Nurse. Doing may masters in Education really helped me to better understand the educators side of the school environment and helps me to relate the Nursing side to the educational side.
Enjoy your time with your babies!
There is a beach chair with my name on it and I hope my butt is planted in it most days of the week this summer. 28 days left...
I teach Health 1x per week for 40 minutes to all of our students in grades K-6. I have created my own curriculum. I teach about nutrition, hand washing, germs, childhood illness, allergies, body systems, dental health, hygiene, health professionals, hearing/vision, social health (friendship, relationships, family dynamics, kindness, personal space), stress, emergencies, first aid, safety signs, otc medicine use, personal safety, home safety, self-esteem, peer pressure, refusal skills. I'm sure there's more I'm forgetting. There are a lot of good resources online. I started with kidshealth.org and revised, tweaked and created new as I went. Heck I still change my stuff all the time. In the 5 years I have been doing this it has made a big difference in the student's level of understanding about health and wellness as they get into 5th and 6th grade.
so sorry to hear that was their decision.
It is not required of anyone but me in our school but I do get the district to pay for 10 people to get certified each year and I can get those spots filled so we have some people certified.
I am in PK-6 and always say I can't imagine going anywhere other than Elementary. I love the kids at these young ages. Certainly the smaller school size sounds huge to me too but then again I have 100 kids here so I'm clueless about big schools. Good luck with your decision!
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