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by ClashyRN ClashyRN (New Member) New Member

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Hi there!  This is going to be my second full year in my school and we start up in a couple of weeks.  In my school, the 4th graders have special jobs throughout the school, which they go to for the last 10 minutes of the day.  I am assigned at least one helper each school year and I give them things to do to help me out.  Last year I only had one helper, so I was able to manage to find enough work that was appropriate for the child.  This year, however, I will have 3, and I just can't think of enough work the children can help me with, given the sensitive nature of my paperwork.  Any ideas?

I already have them swap out my ice packs.  I use wet sponges in ziploc bags, so they swap them out into new bags and put them in the freezer for me.  They wipe down door handles and cabinet pulls.  They wipe down counter surfaces.  

As I'm writing this, I thought of the fact that they could refill bandaids and certain other basic supplies.  Any other ideas?  TIA!

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One thing I wish I had help with was going around to each classroom and refilling the bandaids in first aid kits, and making sure all the emergency evacuation plans are posted by the doors. No HIPAA violation and pretty easy, but time consuming. 

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WhaleTails has 1 years experience.

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Can you give them a project, like making posters about handwashing to put in the bathrooms and how to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze?

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SaltineQueen specializes in School Nurse, past Med Surge.

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Make copies of parent handouts, nurse passes, etc.

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Thank you everyone for your replies!  As far as I know, the student are not allowed to use the copy machines, which is a bummer, as I thought that one would be a great help.  I am going to work on a job list and laminate it - 2 weeks to go until we are back in school!

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Have them roll ACE bandages that will never be used and have them re do it as needed. Sort, and fold the clothing bins, first your office then the lost and found; maybe weekly, Empty the recycling, mix a bunch of band aids or pens and pencils and have them sort by size type and color. 

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