10 Quick & Quiet Steps to Hand
Washing Success

Prescott Kids Learn How to Really, Really, Really Wash Their Hands!

This five-minute video features the creative work of School Nurse Janet Friederick and the Prescott Early Childhood Center Students

he 10 Quick-&-Quiet Steps to Hand Washing Success is more than a poster hanging in the restroom facilities throughout Prescott Early Childhood Center. It's now an instructional video created by the students at Prescott. It comes complete with the "Handwashing Theme" sung to the tune "Row, Row, Row..."

Okay, pass the soap, and let's get scrubbing. Students and parents know that colds and viruses are spread by contact, and keeping one's hands thoroughly clean will lessen the spread of germs that cause illnesses. Don't think you can remember the 10 steps? Well, the photos at right should help, and if you watch the video a couple of times... maybe learn to sing the song, you may be well on your way to clean hands, or perhaps a career in medicine.

If you would like to download the largest video as a non-streaming file for your personal collection, click here. The RealMedia file will download as a single (large file) to a directory you can designate on your hard drive. From there you can play it or burn it to a CD.

Clicking on the appropriate button above for your particular Internet configuration will start the movie clip (about 4 minutes). If you need some technical help to make your Web browser multimedia capable, read the instructions below which contain some useful links to the software you need. It's easy.

Instructions For Those Outside of Our School Network (The General Public)

We are now providing a choice of RealPlayer applications for you to download and install on your computer to enable you to view the video and audio files. One is RealPlayer8 and the other is RealOne Player, which is an excellent player with many new features. It's easy to install, so just follow the on-screen steps. You will be required to register with Real.com, but these are free software applications (there are versions you can pay for if you choose, but they are not necessary for basic viewing and listening).

Which Player is Best for Me?

Of the two types of free players available, RealPlayer 8 is the traditional player that is free and will work beautifully to access Web based multimedia files from our site. There is also a new player available, which is also free, called RealONE. Either player will probably work for your operating system. If your system is older (Windows 95, NT), however, you may want to use the RealPlayer 8 software. If you are running a newer, faster system like Windows 98, ME, XP, or 2000, go for the RealOne player.

Macintosh Owners:

You can get a RealPlayer for Macintosh, Visit Real.com to download their free player options. Remember, look for the FREE players. They are sometimes difficult to find on their Web site.

Oh, and one more thing... sometimes when you click on a sound or video file in our Web site with the RealPlayer installed, you get a little commercial window that pops up on your desktop. It's annoying, but a small price to pay for the privilege of having the free RealPlayer on your system. Just click it off, and it will disappear.

Instructions For Machines on our School Network (Teachers and Staff)
We are recommending (and IT is supporting) RealPlayer8. This is for ALL computers on our network (in all school and administration buildings throughout the District). This includes all Windows 2000 machines. Click here to get the free player from our network server. If you do not have administrative priveleges, please call your building media specialist to help you.


This is a Big Bad Dirty Germ.

Germs are everywhere!

Germs are in the air, on your hands, on your feet, and they can get on the foods we eat!

Step 1 Turn on the warm water.

Step 2 Put your hands under the warm water.

Step 3 One squirt of handwashing soap.

Step 4 Make bubbles using the Hand Wash Scrub. Remember the palms, backs of hands, between fingers, under finger nails, and wash your wrists.

Step 5 Rinse your hands and send the bubbles and germs down the drain.

Step 6 Take one paper towel.

Step 7 Dry your hands.

Step 8 Use the towel to close the water faucets to prevent getting germs back on your hands.

Step 9 Put towel in waste can.

Step 10 Leave no trace. Make sure the room is clean.

Do a good job, and you will be less likely to catch colds or spread germs that cause sicknesses.

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