February 12, 2012

"Please don't eat your boogers!"

Winter in Austin, Texas means one thing... Cedar Fever. For those of you not familiar with this oh, so wonderful annual event it is allergy misery for almost everyone in the area when the pollen literally blows off the cedar trees in Central Texas. Thankfully, the joys of living in Austin the rest of the year outweigh the not-so-fun booger fest that starts around here in December.

I'm sure that I'm not the only teacher or speech/language pathologist that has to battle the mining-for-gold party that seems to happen on a daily basis with some of our kids. We've used Social Stories, Power Cards, role plays and attempts at shoving Kleenex at kids with little success.

Two of our biggest offenders this year were 5th graders. Finally, as part of perspective taking work as well as rolling in a little personal hygeine instruction, I stumbled across this youtube video of a teenage girl talking about how grossed out she is by nose picking. Hmm.... maybe 5th grade boys might be more motivated to listen to a teenager? It was worth a shot...

Here's the video in case you would like to use it with your students. I would suggest using it for 5th grade on up. There is nothing wrong with using it for 3rd-4th, but I'm not sure that they would be as motivated by the girl factor as pre-pubescent boys!

The girl in the video rambles a bit, so my suggestion is to start at second :21 and stop it at 1:52.

If I could, I would send you a bouquet of Purell, Clorox Wipes, and a big box of Puffs!  ~Kelley

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