My name is Shelly Kayser and I am a registered nurse. This is my 7th year at Glen Lake School. Prior to working at Glen Lake I worked in hospitals in California and Massachusetts in Med/Surg/Tele, Observation, and IMC/ICU. I am also a certified early childhood education teacher. I graduated from RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) in Rochester, NY in 1991 with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, and then the University of Maine at Augusta in 1998 with an Associate's Degree in Nursing. I became a registered nurse in July 1998. In November of 2017, I graduated from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH with a Master's degree in Nursing Education.
This month's health lesson is all about dental health.
We will be talking about brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist. We will also be reading a book called Sugarbug Doug by Dr. Ben Magleby. Ask your child
some questions to see what they learned.
I encourage you to help your child brush his/her teeth twice a day and
floss once a day, as well as visit a dentist regularly. It is very important to develop good dental
health habits at a young age. Thanks!
A few reminders from the health office:
- Motor group days are Monday for preschool and Wednesday for Kindergarten. Please remember sneakers on those days!
- If your child borrows a change of clothes due to an accident or a food spill, please return them as soon as possible. I have a limited number ...
During the month of December I will be teaching about healthy eating. I will be discussing the 5 food groups and we will be matching foods to each group. We will talk about the snacks students bring to school and how to make healthy choices. We will meet our food group friends: Mary Dairy, Dean Protein, Jane Grain, Farrah Fruit and Reggie Veggie. Look for a handout to come home from choosemyplate.gov with tips and a weekly menu you can create with your child. Happy Holidays!
During the month of November, I will be teaching students proper hand washing techniques and the importance of not "sharing" our germs at school. We will swab some of our teachers' hands and "grow" germs in Petri dishes. These germs will then grow in an incubator over 2-3 days and we will see ...Read the rest of this topic
In the month of October my health lesson will be all about eyes and ears. Vision screening and hearing screening will take place this month, and I will go into each classroom to explain the process. Vision screening will be performed by the Goffstown Lions Club volunteers using the SPOT vision ...Read the rest of this topic
Happy September everyone! I am busy collecting and going through all students' medical paperwork. If you haven't already, please send in, email, or bring in your child's latest physical exam and vaccination list. If your child has asthma or food allergies, they will need an allergy or asthma ...Read the rest of this topic
This month the students will be learning about summer safety. We will be discussing water and sun safety and bugs (ticks and mosquitoes) and watching a short video during my monthly lesson. I will be sending home information on safety tips and a coloring page for your child if he/she is interested. Have a great summer and thanks for sharing your children with us this year!
May is exercise month at Glen Lake School. With Woody’s Walk on May 16th, and a health lesson on exercise, the students will be very active. This month I will be in all Kindergarten and afternoon preschool classes talking about the benefits of exercise and why it is important to exercise ...Read the rest of this topic
During the month of April, the health teaching focus will be stranger safety. Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, we will have a presentation by Goffstown Police Department’s School Resource Officer, Jacqueline Pelletier. She will discuss “stranger danger” in a developmentally ...Read the rest of this topic
February is usually the month we talk about winter safety and go sledding (with the Kindergarten classrooms), but Mother Nature did not cooperate this year! So.... we are planning to go sledding on Friday, March 9th as long as we get enough snow from the upcoming storm. I will be sending home ...Read the rest of this topic