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Kalona Elementary finds and fights germs

Nov 11, 2013
Photo by: Washington County Extension Blake Peck, son of Benjamin and Casey Peck of Keota, found the glow-in-the-dark germs had spread on his hands and arms in Kerri Bell’s second grade classroom.

KALONA — After an attack of Glo-Germs, the first- and second-graders at Kalona Elementary School reviewed and practiced good hand-washing techniques through the Pick a Better Snack program Thursday, Nov. 7.

Amy Green with Iowa State Extension spread pretend glow-in-the-dark germs through a dice game, handshakes and high fives. Students had no idea they had been targeted until the black light inspection. Blake Peck, son of Benjamin and Casey Peck of Keota, found the glow-in-the-dark germs had spread on his hands and arms in Kerri Bell’s second-grade classroom. Students were reminded how quickly germs spread and took hand-washing signs home to remind their families as well. Students also enjoyed cucumber slices as the healthy snack for the day.

If you have any questions about the Pick a Better Snack program or would like to volunteer, please call the Washington County Extension Office at 319-653-4811.

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