Three Steps to Help Your Student Adapt to Wearing a Mask

  • Three Steps to Help Your Student Adapt to Wearing a Mask

Text: Three Steps to Help Your Student Adapt to Wearing a Mask

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    1. Explain Why.

      • Provide clear and simple information using positive phrasing..

      • "Masks help us from spreading germs to others."

      • "Wearing a masks protects others from our germs."

    2. Provide Background.

      • "You and your classmates will wear a mask when you get to school and when you leave to come home."

      • "Students riding the bus will wear masks to help them from spreading any germs."

      • "Make sure you listen to your teacher and put on your mask on when you are asked, like when you go into the hallway or walk to lunch."

    3. Practice.

      • Break it into smaller steps:

        1. Hold the mask by the ear loops / ties.

        2. Place the mask against your face.

        3. Secure the ear loops / ties.

        4. Keep the mask on until an adult says you can take it off.

        5. Take the mask off by the ear loops / ties.

        6. Keep the mask in a clean spot - on a desk or in a labeled baggie.

      • Practice the steps above for 5-10 minutes each day.

      • Give positive reinforcement.

      • Model mask wearing for your student.

    Keep in Mind:

    • According to the CDC, fabric masks should be laundered every day.

    • GFPS will also have cloth masks available. thanks to the generous donations from local businesses and residents.

    • GFPS will also provide disposable masks for students.