Teaching our children about their Savior in a safe and engaging environment is what our objective is. This post covers the "safe" part.
Because every classroom has one Harry Houdini escape artist who can spot an opportunity from a mile away and beat even the most agile volunteer to the door, we have door locks. We have a swing latch on the front entrance door and, because we are in a portable and have a back door, we have a slide lock on that one, in addition to a deadbolt and locking doorknob! Typically, church policy frowns upon locked doors, especially when there are no windows in the doors, but in an exceptional needs classroom, safety first!
And just in case our little sprinter can make it to the door and get all three locks undone before one of us recognizes and catches him or her, we have baby gates in the doorways as well. Just one more obstacle to have to hurdle over before making a break for the great outdoors!
I downloaded this free First Aid for Seizures poster from the Epilepsy Foundation for kids who have seizures or a diagnosis of epilepsy.
Baby wipes and disinfecting wipes...one for dirty hands and faces and one for the surfaces responsible for those dirty hands and faces. I recommend unscented baby wipes for kids sensitive to strong smells since you will be using them on their hands and faces.
Super Sorb for liquid spills. And by liquid, I do mean vomit. This stuff makes clean-up of the vilest kind indubitably easier...still not fun, but easier nonetheless.
And there you have it! Not the most fun additions to your ESE classroom, but definitely necessary. Safety first!
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