A Great Gift Idea for your Child’s Teacher — and A Chance for YOU to Win a $100 Visa Gift Card

There are only a few school days left…

Have you bought your child’s teacher a gift? Or, even more importantly, has YOUR CHILD had a way to show his appreciation for his teacher this holiday season?

As we parents know, holidays often mean we need to give gifts. Our lists can get long — and all the buying adds up!

In Jackson’s short life, I have already spent a small fortune in Starbucks gift cards.

This year, I wanted to do something different AND I wanted get Jackson involved in giving back to his teacher.

Jackson has an incredible, caring teacher this year, and I know he wants to let her know how much he appreciates her. (When his teacher was away for three days due to a conference, Jackson missed her so much. At the end of the week he sighed to me, “Boy, am I glad that Madame Adams became a teacher!”)

While chatting with his teacher after school one day about kids and germs – and how much she loathes getting sick – I had the idea of giving her the gift of a clean classroom this year.

So, I suggested to Jackson that we go in and clean her classroom for a special Christmas gift.

It just so happened that later that week, I was chatting with a PR firm representing Clorox. They wanted to work with us to help promote their Clean Up the Classroom campaign.

Well, that was just about as perfect timing as there could be! I offered to post about my cleaning up the classroom gift idea and ta da — we have a FANTASTIC and FUN giveaway with Clorox.

Give the Gift of CLEAN…

If you are looking for a way to give back to your teacher this year – AND a way to reduce the germs in your child’s classroom – consider giving your teacher the gift of a clean classroom.

Your kids can arrange a time to go in after class and clean their classrooms. You probably want to go supervise and help out for quality control and so they don’t create trouble for their teacher.

Or, you could simply buy a canister of disinfecting wipes, or bundle up an assortment for a fun gift basket, and give it to your teacher with a note of appreciation.

Perhaps get your kids to make a special card — or you can even print one off the Clean Up the Classroom with Clorox website.



Did you know that more than half of teachers buy their own cleaning supplies?

Donating disinfecting wipes to your classroom is an important way to support your teacher any time of the year!

Jackson, and his friend (along with his friend’s big brother) who joined in the gift giving, had a ton of fun cleaning the classroom. While I am sure their methods wouldn’t pass inspection, the good intentions were definitely there.


Clean up the Classroom with Clorox
is a great website with helpful ideas for parents, teachers and kids to help create a cleaner classroom. Teachers can even sign up to receive a free Clean Up the Classroom kit with tips and tricks to outsmart germs everyday.

Spreading germs has miserable consequences for all of us — Clorox has done a great job providing a fun, useful resource to help get everyone involved in eliminating the spread of germs in our schools and keeping our kids healthy.

Yes — We Have Prizes Too…

For some giveaway fun, we have FIVE $100 gift cards for five of our lucky readers.

You can enter here to win one of five $100 Visa Gift Cards. Click over to
Clean up the Classroom with Clorox
and let us know a tip you find helpful.

You can use the cash cards on any purchases you want — but of course we hope you remember your teachers and your kids’ classrooms as you spend your winnings.

Cause really, we ALL benefit when our kids’ classrooms are clean!!!

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Comments

  1. karen c. says

    I just read on their site that germs live on in your washing machine. Which is really disgusting to me. (Oh, and their tip for that is to use bleach, of course.) We use Clorox wipes in our house. I swear our bathroom would be cleaned about a million times less often if we didn’t clean it with wipes.

  2. says

    I love Clorox Wipes and I keep one in each bathroom, the kitchen and Computer room….erm did you know that keyboards and mice are just swimming with germs?! You can really keep your bathroom clean and germ free with a quick wipe down every day.
    Thanks for a great giveaway~ it’s always hard to find good gifts for teachers and I really enjoyed your idea.
    ((hugs)) Mechelle

  3. Serena says

    Tip: Sing and Scrub–teaching kids to use soap and water (obviously!) and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice to wash for a proper amount of time.

  4. says

    I didn’t realize germs lived in the washer. I figured they were magically washed away. lol. I already used bleach in my washer. that was the tip.

    I would love to be entered into this giveaway. Thanks.

  5. Tina says

    My kids have been taught from day one to cough and sneeze into the crook of their arm. Glad to know we are doing it the right way!

  6. says

    What a great gift idea. I made scarves for my daughter’s teachers, this year. But I like the idea of giving cleaning supplies. I think I’ll keep the gift giving coming, after the 1st of the year & send in a gift basket of cleaning products when they go back to school on Jan 5th.

    I love the cough in the elbow tip!

  7. says

    Our school has started using Clorox wipes on the preschool tables after snack. I didn’t realize how many different kinds of germs can just live on the tables such as flu and salmonella. Yuck.

  8. sara l. says

    I love the Elbow Cough tip! I have never even thought of that before, but it’s genius!
    sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

  9. says

    I think this is a great idea and yes a student teacher you learn about the elbow cough and how to wash your hands but the sharing of school items such as crayons is often done because there is not enough to go around but I never thought of it as sharing germs

  10. says

    I love love love the gram buster games. Specifically the word jumblers. It is a great way to get our kids involved in germ fighting and still have fun while learning. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  11. says

    I believe teaching kids healthier habits is the best tip of all. As a side note I keep containers of Clorox wipes sitting around all over my house. On the bathroom counters, kitchen counters, kids room, in the living room play area, just inside the back door … it truly does cut down on the germs carried into the house and about the house. I’ve found that we have a lot less colds and viruses in our home since I started stashing Clorox wipes around and actually got the family involved in using them.

  12. sara loud says

    I love knowing that singing the “happy birthday” song is the right duration of time to wash your hands!

    Sara

  13. says

    I’d have to say my favorite tip is one that can benefit everyone, not just teachers – Clorox has some tips as to what you can clean in 5 minutes (wipe table tops and desktops, light switches, etc.) The rest of us can use the same ideas at home – germs build up there, too and its quick and easy enough to get rid of them!

  14. Heidi says

    I like the tip about not forgetting to wipe down the TV remote– I never remember that one. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  15. says

    Here’s what got me: “Kids can touch up to 300 surfaces in just 30 minutes.” WHOA. That’s a lot of surfaces. Do I doubt it? No. I’ve seen my children in action. Great idea for a classroom gift!

  16. says

    I thought this was a great idea:

    Clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and remain in the washer. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

    Great giveaway!

  17. says

    I buy Clorox wipes at Sams and use them in almost every room of the house. I wipe down the remotes, doorknobs and the light switches.

  18. Robin H. says

    Studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and viruses may even remain in the washer afterwards. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

    Wow, I can honestly say I never knew that. No wonder we always seem to keep passing back and forth colds all winter.

  19. says

    I really enjoyed the tip on running the washing machine with 3/4 cup in it. I also found the Quick Clean Routines List helpful. A simple and fast way to tackle those germ hotspots.

  20. says

    I forget how many things get covered in germs that I never think to wash. The tip to clean stuff like remotes and keyboards is great, now I want to go wipe mine down.

  21. ~Lana B~ says

    I did NOT know this…”Sanitizing reduces the level of bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella. Disinfecting with an EPA registered product has been shown to kill those bacteria…” VERY interesting…AND I will let other parents know that for every two Clorox products we buy and register, our teachers can get FREE clorox products. How cool is that!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!
    ~Lana B~

  22. says

    Count me in! I am also an email newsletter subscriber.

    This is a good tip for us, we’ve had some sickness recently: To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

  23. Celeste says

    I really like the concept of quick clean routines–my husband is a total germaphobe, so he’ll be happy to know that I’m going to add these “hot spots” to my daily/weekly cleaning plans.

  24. Kim Brown says

    Ewww…germs in the washing machine? Glad we are coughing in our elbows at least!! My son’s school is a high education for low income children, so the gift card would help in so many ways. We take him there just because they have the very best teachers in the city.

  25. says

    The cough in your elbow idea is one I hadn’t heard.
    Also running 3/4 cup of Clorox in an empty wash to kill viruses is good.

  26. says

    I like the sing and scrub. My four year old does this now. She used to be convinced that touching the water at all was the same as washing up.

  27. says

    Studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and viruses may even remain in the washer afterwards. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

    Yuck!

  28. says

    I’ve never cleaned out my washer before and according to the site, it can hold lots of germs. I like the tip of adding 2/4 cup Clorox to the washer and running a cycle. Great tip! Great giveaway too.

  29. says

    I always try to get my kids to cough in the crook of their arms! And I make them wash their hands randomly throughout the day. ;)

    I love Clorox cleanups. I keep them in my car!

  30. says

    Clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and remain in the washer. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

    i find this insane i have never in my life heard this not ever!!

  31. says

    We homeschool, but we are always using Clorox wipes around here. I love the “Doing the elbow cough” tip. I’ve been trying to get my 5 year old to do that!

  32. says

    for moms, I like the tip about running chlorox through a wash cycle w/o clothes to kill any remaining viruses in the machine…we just got over a stomach virus, so may be doing that one this afternoon! Thanks!

  33. says

    What a great idea, and glad Clorox is onboard with it too! We cleaned our boy’s preschool over the Thanksgiving break and it was much appreciated. A tip we practice is doing the elbow cough!

  34. Amy B. says

    I like the elbow cough tip. I am always around children and I have had children (not knowing any better) come up to me and cough all over my face. When really it isn’t their faults it’s our faults for not telling them. I will have to use this tip.

  35. says

    We’ve been doing the elbow-cough for years, but now that I’m on chemo, we’re REALLY strict about it. Three little kids = six little hands in Mommy’s face. I feel better when I haven’t seen anyone snot on their hands recently. :)

  36. says

    Oops, aparently my subscriber comment worked but the original didn’t. I was excited to read the cough into the elbow tip b/c that is how I’ve been teaching the girls to do it. It’s nice to know we’re doing things a good way! Thanks for the chance to win.

  37. Amanda says

    I would have never guessed that your washing machine is contaminated with germs with all the soap and hot water used. Learn something new everyday :)

  38. Christa says

    I found the “Quick Clean Routines” really helpful!

    :) Thanks for the giveaway and information on your site!

  39. says

    Counghing into the elbow is one thing I am always telling the kids. People touch everything in school and my kids are no different. So i keep reminding them not to touch and if they must cough, into the arm it goes so the hands stay cleaner.

  40. says

    I like to wipe off the light switches and door knobs daily..so I was happy to see that tip there..I love the quick clean routines lists..I am gonna print that off! We love our Cloroz wipes here!

  41. Stephanie V says

    I agree with the “get involved” tip. In fact, my little boy’s class has decided to clean green and all the parents spend 10 minutes cleaning after class ends. just trying to keep our little ones healthy!

  42. Michelle Wyson says

    This one is I think the most important.
    Germs are spread a lot through touching, and kids love to touch…everything.

    Teach kids healthier habits, such as
    Washing their hands the right way

    * frequently, throughout the day
    * before and after they eat
    * with warm, soapy water, for at least 20 seconds (about the time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice)

  43. says

    With a young daughter, I especially like the “Happy Birthday” song for washing her hands long enough! Hand washing is so important, and even more so in the winter months!

  44. says

    I love the “Hot Spot Hit List!” I’ll definitely be sure to pay extra attention to those areas now that hubby has the stomach flu -again.

  45. says

    WE LOVE CLOROX WIPES!!!! as a mom of 7 and childcare provider for 3 other little ones this is a STAPLE in our home. I buy them in bulk at B.J’s wholesale club, I keep them in each of the bathrooms and by each of the computers!!! Truley love this product!!

  46. says

    I wish they would teach children at school the importance of handwashing and spreading germs. I think this would be a GREAT teachers gift!!

  47. says

    I like the “wash in hot water” regarding laundry. In such an economic conscious state, it’s hard to remember that for just a few pennies more, I can protect us against germs by turning the washing machine to “hot.”

    Thanks!
    Megret
    musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

  48. says

    I like their “hot spots” list…I never thought to clean my remote (I know, gross huh??) But now I will thanks to their tips. Also, I liked the idea of running a load of wash with some clorox to kill lingering viruses that can be spread to other clothes.

    I just have to say that I think this program for teachers is SO GREAT! Before I had my first son, I taught 6th grade (1 yr) and 4th grade (2 yrs). I ALWAYS bought my own cleaning supplies and would have LOVED if my students had done this for our classroom. SO to all you parents out there, save your teachers the extra pounds and get the wipes instead of the fudge this year!!! {{wink}}

  49. says

    feed subscriber… I’ve wondered if germs can travel from clothing item to clothing item, and by reading the home tips, I now know. We have had quite a few bugs lately and I am going to be sure to clean our washer with bleach!

  50. judy brittle says

    I like the idea of supplying your kids with their school supplies so they don’t have to share. You can download a shopping list of healthy supplies and school supplies. Thank you!

  51. Erin says

    I am a 2nd grade teacher – can I say how much I would LOVE for someone to clean my classroom??? What an awesome idea! :)

  52. says

    I’m a teacher AND a parent! My mom used to be a school secretary for a private school and I mentioned at back to school time that we were busy cleaning the room before unpacking and she said “Doesn’t your custodian clean your room over the summer?” HA! they barely clean the room during the school year…WE clean it! Sure would be great to have this to help!

  53. AnaMarie aka Tonks says

    Not only do we do the cough in the inner elbow area, but we sneeze there as well…we make it a point to use our sleeves to open doors anywhere that’s not at home and if we’re in public bathrooms we too use paper towels to open doors but if there are no paper towels we use our shirt to open the door(tuck our hand under our shirt and use the hem to open the door).

  54. says

    As a former school teacher, I can tell you that a Clorox clean up kit/wipes/spray would be a FABULOUS gift. I bought a lot of my cleaning supplies too. Classrooms can get kind of grimy with 25 fourth graders & all their stuff!

    I could definitely help stock up my daughter’s preschool classroom with one of these gift cards. What a great giveaway!

  55. Brenda Callahan says

    coughing into your elbow is tip i have been trying to teach my kids for years :)
    thanks so much

  56. says

    Do the elbow cough
    Encourage them to cough into elbows, not hands (where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch).
    Thank you for letting me enter!

  57. says

    Cleaning the remotes — who would’ve thought?! Great tip, and thanks also for the awesome idea of cleaning the room for the teacher!

  58. says

    My favorite tip is:
    “Sing & scrub – Make sure kids wash hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice).”

  59. Michelle says

    I loved the tip about the differences between sanitizing and disinfecting. Thanks for passing along the information, and the opportunity.

  60. says

    I read a tip that aid to run an empty load of water and Clorox bleach through the wahing machine to kill germs in the machine from clothes that have been exposed to viruses. I’d have never thought to do that!

  61. says

    I didn’t know that viruses can survive going through the washing machine and can be transfered to other clothes and other loads of clothes, adding bleach to an empty washing machine kills them

  62. says

    I liked the suggestion to run bleach through the washer in an empty load, to kill any viruses left from clothing. I hadn’t thought of that, good suggestion!

  63. Marilyn says

    I like the elbow cough idea – having kids cough into their elbow instead of their hand. This would definately not spread so many germs!

  64. says

    Having kids cough into their elbow is great, and also wiping down surfaces like doorknobs, tables and lightswitches has to help too!

  65. Teresa E says

    tip- Encourage kids to cough into their elbows, not their hands (where they’re more likely to spread viruses through touch).

  66. Katherine Frazier says

    I like their recommendation of running 3/4 c Clorox bleach through the washer after running your normal laundry.

  67. amy ormsby says

    I love the tip about running bleach in an empty washer, to get rid of germs that may be lurking there. I never knew that! I guess old dogs can learn new tricks! Thanks for directing me to the clorox website and for the opportunity to enter the contest.

  68. Andria says

    Cough in the elbow to reduce spread of germs. We say to the kiddos “Cough in the corner” and it has worked great! Thanks for the chance.

  69. thinkingbrain135 says

    Disinfecting and sanitizing household “hot” spots helps keep the family germ free as well as the classroom by keeping the spread of nasties from reaching others. We do this in our home and the kids love to pitch in. Gotta love Clorox wipes!

  70. says

    the elbow cough was the best tip I thought, I would never have told my kids that until now, what a good idea at keeping germs down!!!

  71. carolyn s says

    I never thought about disinfecting my washer, but they say to run an empty load through with 3/4 cup Clorox Bleach to do it.

    thanks for sharing

    ceashark at aol dot com

    carolyn s

  72. Wendy P says

    Germs can be anywhere, I love clorox, it cleans very well, and the classroom is the perfect example. So many germs with kids sneezing all over the place.

  73. mickeyfan says

    The “hot spot hit list” covers areas that make total sense, yet might not be places you think of initially! (computer mouse, for instance)

  74. says

    I like this tip
    Make sure kids wash hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice).

  75. says

    I’d LOVE to win! I’m a Speech Pathologist in a low income school and don’t receive Christmas gifts from my students :( :( This would make up for that very nicely!

  76. Erin Walsh says

    My favorite tip was about doing the elbow cough. Here I’ve always taught mine to cover their mouths in order to not infect everyone around them. Of course that completely ignores the fact that everything they touch after that becomes contaminated.

  77. Pamb Wesley says

    i visited the site and signed up. I found this tip for the home on the site. Run an empty load in the washing
    machine with ¾ cup Clorox® Regular-
    Bleach to kill bacteria and viruses
    spread by contaminated clothing. I think cleaning up the classroom starts at home. By keeping our children illness free we are reducing the number of germs spread at school.

  78. Paula H says

    I like this tip: Do the elbow cough
    Encourage them to cough into elbows, not hands (where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch).

    I have been trying to teach my kids to do this.

  79. Amber G says

    Please enter me & Thanks for the giveaway!

    The tip I found most helpful were the Quick Clean Routines for parents :) I never thought that just wiping down everything from doorknobs to light switches with Clorox Disinfecting Wipes would help fight germs, but it seems really easy and makes a lot of sense!

    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

  80. Maral T says

    I learned that contimated clothes with germs and viruses placed into the washer machine can spread to the washer machine and to other clothes and then of course to individuals. And the great tip to rid the washing machine from germs. Thanks for the great opportunity!

  81. Tina Renee says

    I liked the tip about all the Hot Spots for germs; examples: phones,computer keyboards,light switches, TV remotes, door knobs, refrigerator handles!

  82. Tiki11 says

    Paper products are also a great idea, my child’s classroom always runs out of kleenex, paper towels, soap and hand sanitizer.

  83. jenna says

    Cough into your elbow as opposed to just letting it fly. I try to teach this to my patients as well. Thanks for the giveaway!

  84. says

    I like the tip to run an empty washer load with bleach to kill any germs. Who knew there were so many germs in there? YUCK!
    give_me_a_latte at yahoo

  85. says

    I found this:
    When a child comes home from school sick, he or she may infect the rest of the family! Help prevent the spread of germs by using Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes* to sanitize and disinfect these germ “hot spots” in your home:

    * Phones
    * Kitchen/bathroom sink faucet handles
    * Light switches
    * Remote controls
    * Doorknobs
    * Refrigerator handles
    Thanks for the chance.

  86. Charity S. says

    Doing the elbow cough
    Encourage kids to cough into their elbows, not their hands (where they’re more likely to spread viruses through touch).

    Thanks

  87. Kate says

    My 4th grade teacher made us have our own box of Kleenex at all times and also a small trash can on our desk.

  88. says

    This is the tip I read: “Studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and viruses may even remain in the washer afterwards. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.”

    I was SHOCKED to know that my washing machine doesn’t kill germs!

  89. says

    The coughing into the elbows is a great tip! I’m always telling my son to cover his mouth…but coughing into his elbow makes more sense!!

  90. Rita M says

    Wow, I was surprised to learn that teachers have to buy their own cleaning supplies — gee, it seems bad enough that pencils & paper are rarely provided anymore!

  91. Michelle says

    I like the tip to encourage kids to cough into their elbows, not their hands (where they’re more likely to spread viruses through touch).

  92. says

    Many of the tips they have I already use. I teach preschool from home and I’m always using Clorox wipes. One thing I did like was their Hot Spot Hit List. I never even thought about disinfecting our remotes. Duh!

  93. Laura Harrison says

    I was janitor in a public school.
    I like the tip to teachers. Teach kids to cough into elbows, not hands — where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch.

  94. says

    I love the Germbuster games! Nothing like a little fun to help the chores go faster! I printed them out. Now the first one to get their room picked up gets first choice! Thanks!

  95. AmandaK says

    I learned that kids should cough into their elbows! From now, my kids and myself will be coughing into our elbows!

    orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

  96. Shelley Cameron says

    I found the list of places germs like to hide very helpful:
    Microwave & refrigerator handles
    Kitchen & bathroom faucet handles
    Phones
    MP3 players
    Remote controls
    Mouse & keyboards

    We’ve got to do our best to avoid the sickies around here!

  97. barbara leatham says

    I love the clorox wipes! I have already donated several to my daughter’s classroom for their use. It’s an easy way for everyone to help clean the class! Thanks

  98. sandy says

    Studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and viruses may even remain in the washer afterwards. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

  99. sito says

    I like the tip to “Teach kids to cough into elbows, not hands — where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch.”

  100. mellissa k says

    Hi all-I like the tip about running your washer on an empty load with 3/4 cup bleach to get rid of the nasties! That will be my new weekly laundry routine.
    Thanks

  101. Anne L. says

    As Clorox pointed out, “Germs also live on computer keyboards”. Ew! We can all relate to this one.

  102. Kat R says

    my mom is a nurse so we were taught to cough in the elbow and to sing the ABC’s twice while washing hands, nice to know my mom was ahead of the game as I’ve taught my kids the same. I can’t bring myself to waste water on an empty load so I always wash my whites with bleach first, probably not as effective but I’m trying!

  103. Matthew Meisenhelder says

    Make sure kids wash hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice).

    i love the birthday theme for timing

  104. jffryclough says

    i like the tip about running clorox through an empty wash cycle to kill the germs in the clothes washer

  105. Margaret Smith says

    Thanks for offering this giveaway. I love the tip about Doing the elbow cough
    Encourage kids to cough into their elbows, not their hands (where they’re more likely to spread viruses through touch).
    Thanks and Happy Holidays.

  106. krissy says

    the elbow cough is pretty interesting but i’ll admit i read that above but from the clorox site i choose….”share wisely” such a true tip. Kids are always sharing pencils, crayons, paper, etc. (anything & everything). If kids had their own school supplies at all times than thats less germs that are spread by sharing!

  107. Sara Amos says

    We use Clorox wipes all over the house, especially doorknobs and phones to prevent germs spreading. We also encourage coughing in the elbow instead of into hands to prevent spreading germs

  108. says

    80% of infectious illnesses are spread by touch – and the average student can touch up to 300 surfaces in just 30 minutes. Multiply that by the number of hours in a school day – and you can quickly see why the average desk has 400 times more germs than the average toilet seat. Even if you clean your classroom before the school day starts, germs are bound to be back in full force by the end of the day. And when kids return to your classroom from the science lab, cafeteria or gym – they may bring even more germs with them. Wiping a surface with soap and water or a cleaning product does not eliminate germs. That’s why it’s important to use an EPA registered disinfectant regularly on the surfaces kids touch most: doorknobs, desktops, keyboards and water fountain faucets. Disinfect often to help kill the germs that can cause colds, flu and other illnesses. Using Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes is one quick and easy way to be sure you’re doing your part. For other ideas, check out these Quick Clean Routines for your classroom.

  109. Cherie J says

    I picked up this great tip from the website:

    Studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and viruses may even remain in the washer afterwards. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

    Thanks for the contest!

  110. Jenn S. says

    “Give kids their own school supplies, so they don’t have to share germy cups, crayons or pencils.”

    Ack, I didn’t know germs lived in the washer – ick!

  111. Samantha R says

    My favorite tip is “Clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and remain in the washer. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.”

  112. Pat says

    As a first grade teacher the children in my class clean their desk tops with Clorox wipes after recess and again after lunch. We also practice the elbow cough/sneeze.

    Best wishes for happy holidays and a prosperous 2009! Thanks for the contest.

  113. Chris says

    I liked the tip about cleaning the washing machine with bleach. I didn’t know germ could be there.

  114. crystal says

    Hi!!
    I think that is really sweet that your son likes his teacher. That definitely makes the school day more enjoyable…so does a clean classroom:)

    I liked this tip and never heard it before…

    To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

  115. susan varney says

    running 3/4 c Clorox bleach through the washer after running your normal laundry is a great tip

  116. Celia says

    I liked the tip about how to keep down mildew in the bathroom by tossing the shower curtain liner in the wash with some regular bleach.

  117. says

    Clorox wipes were on our Kindergarten teachers wish list at the beginning of the year, so I pick them up every time the grocery store does double coupon days!

  118. Beth says

    I thought the tip about cleaning you washer with bleach was a good one. I didn’t realize that viruses could live in my washing machine.

    Thanks for the opportunity,
    Beth

  119. Kathleen says

    I never realized that your washer could be filled with germs. I just figured they got washed away with the dirty water after washing a load of clothing! That’s so gross!! I will now be using bleach to clean my washer every so often. Thanks for the giveaway!

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  120. Eloise C says

    Sanitizing reduces the level of bacteria such as E Coli and salmonella and disinfecting has been shown to kill those bacteria. Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway, my daughter is always coming hoe with a list of things her class needs so this card would definitely come in handy for that!

    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

  121. Maggie M says

    I had totally forgotten about “Cough into your elbows, not your hands” (where you’re more likely to spread viruses through touch). I’ll have to tell that tip to my son and his wife, who are always telling their two little girls to cover their mouth when they cough.

    maggie@mannwieler.com

  122. Betty King says

    I really like the Pardner with Parents tip. I think all parents should be involved with their childrens education. And to take it one step farther by donating cleaning supplies or even taking the time to clean the classroom for her is great just a wonderful idea. Hope more parents get involved in this manner.

  123. Anne says

    I’m trying to remember the “hot spots”; this site is very informative! Keyboards, phones, fridge handles, doorknobs, grocery cart handles, pin pads for debit cards, bank machines, there must be thousands of hot spots!

    Thanks very much!

  124. michael woods says

    As one who always grew up sneezing into his hands, sneezing into your elbow for kids is great advice

  125. Rita A. says

    Something I did not know….Clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and remain in the washer. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

  126. kathemc says

    The best tip for me was to run an empty load in the washing machine with ¾ cup Clorox® Regular-
    Bleach to kill bacteria and viruses spread by contaminated clothing.

  127. Reeva M. says

    i like the tip about coughing into elbows..great idea!

    Thanks for a great giveaway! i hope i’m chosen as the lucky winner.

  128. Barbara McCrea says

    My favorite tip is to run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine. to kill virus’ and flu germs, in between washes

  129. Kari A. says

    You know I always knew about handles to doors being “hot spots” for germs and I don’t know why I didn’t think about it but microwave and fridge handles are hot spots too – duh.
    As a former teacher – Thank you for hosting this giveaway. We spend sooo much on our classrooms out of our own funds. Thank you, thank you.

  130. says

    i’m so glad you mention this!!! I’m completing a MS in education right now and as school budgets keep shrinking, teachers have to cover more and more of their classroom expenses–like cleaning supplies and printing tests!

    I think the elbow cough idea is genius.

  131. Jessica T says

    Love the idea for the teacher – as a teacher myself, I know how much of your own money you spend on those types of things!

  132. Marie Fink says

    I really like the Cough into your elbow tip. I work at an elementary school cafeteria and the kids come through the line hacking away on everything and everybody! They could all use this tip! m04taes(at)verizon(dot)net

  133. Heather S says

    Great tips. I agree with wiping down your keyboard and mouse as there are lots of germs on them. Thanks!

  134. Sally says

    As a wife of a teacher who is VERY conscious of germs, I love it when parents give him Clorox wipes & boxes of tissues. It’s a teacher’s wife’s dream!

  135. Diana says

    I like the coughing into your elbow idea and the washing your hands to the happy birthday song. both kids can understand and do easily. thanks!

  136. says

    Studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and viruses may even remain in the washer afterwards. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  137. Melanie says

    Here’s a HOT TIP: Help wash away germs on Laundry Day!

    Clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and remain in the washer. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

    I just never really thought about this! This is the most helpful tip that I saw. I will be utilizing this immediately.

  138. migrator says

    This is my favorite tip: Doing the elbow cough
    Encourage kids to cough into their elbows, not their hands (where they’re more likely to spread viruses through touch).

  139. Kathy Scott says

    I help in my son’s class once a week. Invariably I get sick. I have donated a case of Clorox wipes to the classroom and have gone two weeks without getting sick.

  140. April Jacques says

    I like the five minutes tip on using the clorox wipes. Going over things in the kitchen and bathroom.

  141. Deborah R says

    I’m happy to be reminded to ” cough into elbows, not hands.” Next to washing hands, that’s probably the most important tip to stop the spread of colds.

  142. Cynthia C says

    I thought soap would take care of germs in the washing machine. Learned something new today. Thanks for the giveaway.

  143. Carol G says

    From the site, the best tip is the cough into the elbow bit, especially since people are not always into washing their hands immediately if they cough behind their hand.

  144. Carol V. says

    As a preschool teacher myself, I love the cough into you elbow, and as we teach, sneeze into your sleeve please.

    Thanks for the giveaway, I sure could use one of these gift cards.

  145. Van says

    Teach kids to wash their hands the right way:
    frequently, throughout the day
    before and after they eat
    with warm, soapy water, for at least 20 seconds (about the time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice)

  146. Kristi says

    Kids can touch up to 300 surfaces in just 30 minutes, so disinfect frequently touched surfaces regularly with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes

  147. Rose Y says

    I found the “elbow cough” technique very interesting. Hope this catches on everywhere, not just at school.

  148. Brian says

    Clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and remain in the washer. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

  149. Christine Messer says

    The tip to give cleaning supplies is right up my alley. They are great gifts!
    Thank you for the contest!

  150. James says

    This info was helpful: “Clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and remain in the washer. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.” I never really thought that clothes can contaminate other clothing…just assumed everything put in would be cleaned.

  151. Cathy Kent says

    My son’s classroom always use Clorox Disinfecting Wipes for everything, which I usually donate.

  152. Susan C says

    I learned the difference between sanitizing and disinfecting. Sanitizing reduces bacteria, while disinfecting with an EPA registered product can kill it.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  153. says

    The teacher must LOVE you guys :) LOL!!

    Anyway, I learned this:

    Sing and Scrub
    To help stop the spread of germs, teach kids to wash their hands the right way: with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds (about the time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday!” song twice).

    Pretty cool, huh?? I NEVER knew that it had to be THAT long!! Definitely gonna be singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY in the loo from now on…if you hear someone singing…just moi :)

    tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

  154. Patrice Pruitte says

    I think that it’s a great tip to tell kids to wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice.

  155. Allison says

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! I liked the 5-minute quick clean routine. Things like the remote control or the refrigerator handle often get overlooked…time to break out the Clorox wipes!

  156. Kathy Amos says

    My daughter is a teacher… I know first hand the importance of having cleaning materials for the classroom

  157. angela cisco says

    I think all the tips are good but i like the idea of singing happy birthday twice when your washing your hands. I hate going into a public bathroom and seeing women walk out without washing there hands maybe next time I will point this site out to them.

  158. Trish says

    I never knew that studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and that it’s a good idea to run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox Regular-Bleach in your washing machine, when someone has been sick in your household. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  159. david basile says

    Give kids their own school supplies, so they don’t have to share germy cups, crayons or pencils.

  160. Linda F says

    I like this tip – To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

  161. says

    Just learned that when your watching tv using the remote and get up to get a snack from the fridge, you have just touched 2 of the “hot spots” for germs. Yuck.

  162. Vilma says

    Because of cold and flu season, this was my favorite tip:

    Here’s a HOT TIP: Help wash away germs on Laundry Day!

    Clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and remain in the washer. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

  163. says

    On Laundry Day, Help Make Germs Go Away!
    Studies show that clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and viruses may even remain in the washer afterwards. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.
    I never knew this!! Thanks!

  164. Dana says

    I haven’t bought my son’s teacher a gift yet :o (
    Not sure what to get – I had read that the “teachers” branded gifts were the worst gifts to give a teacher….so I’m not sure what to get her.
    Haven’t had to buy teachers gifts in MANY years.
    hushmouth{at}verizon{dot}net

  165. says

    I like this tip for germ factor but also to smell better. Says to run 3/4 cup Clorox Bleach in empty washer for a cycle to eliminate viruses clothes can carry and leave behind. Most times when I open my empty front loader there is a smell so this should help that as well. Thanks

  166. linda says

    I leave the wipes under my sink in both the kitchen and bathroom. Really is a quick way to clean up and kill germs…Thank you

    Wiping the remote is a great tip. Who would of thought??

  167. Kim says

    I didn’t know about germs in the washer. I’m running bleach through it now! YUCK! Thanks for the giveaway!

  168. I.Blair says

    As a former teacher I was lucky to have a sink in my room for kids to wash their hands. I also disinfected the desks routinely with Clorox wipes and especially the one where students were sneezing or coughing. I like your idea of doing that into your elbow in the tips section. Thanks for a great giveaway, I still substitute and I take my wipes with me.

  169. Barbara M says

    I liked what they said about washing hands often.
    I think that’s one of the best ways to not spread germs.

  170. sheila k. says

    My youngest daughter believes in carrying hand sanitizer everywhere. Her motto is “Don’t leave home without it.”

  171. Anna says

    I am a 5/6 grade teacher and I teach my students to cough AND SNEEZE into their elbow. I also disinfect the doorknobs every day! Thanks for the giveaway!

  172. says

    Make sure kids wash hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice).

  173. Audrey says

    I like this tip because it makes it clear how long hand washing needs to be.

    Sing & scrub
    Make sure kids wash hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice).

  174. says

    I like the tip– To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine. –Because hubby’s a butcher and he’s always bringing home raw meat on his clothes!!

  175. cari king says

    I like the cough into your elbow. So many kids today cough and sneeze and don’t cover their mouths.

  176. Diane S says

    i like the elbow cough, (Teach kids to cough into elbows, not hands — where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch.) I wish more people did it.
    Thank you for the giveaway

  177. Beverley Justice says

    Tip: Encourage kids to cough into their elbows, not their hands (where they’re more likely to spread viruses through touch).

  178. says

    Sanitizing reduces the level of bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella. Disinfecting with an EPA registered product has been shown to kill those bacteria. thanks

  179. Amber S. says

    The best tip is the “Elbow Cough”. If you cough into your hand, you’ll be spreading the germs around whenever you touch things….but you don’t touch things with your elbow, so cough into your elbows people! :)

  180. louise says

    I heart this good tip: Teach kids to cough into elbows, not hands — where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch.ty 4 the awesome giveaway and entry :)

  181. Kari Follett says

    I have my kids sing the ABC song while they wash their hands and I always wipe down the carts at places like Walmart before we shop. Ick!!

  182. bina edwards says

    they really need to teach everyone, including adults the proper way to wash hands,
    turn on water as hot as you can stand it
    foam up past the wrist, almost to he elbow,
    rinse off
    TURN OF TAPS WITH A PAPER TOWEL DO NOT TOUCH THE taps with your hands
    ick..i watch people do it wrong in the washrooms all the time, no wonder so many illness are happening in food service industries…people don’t wash like they have been trained to do

  183. says

    They had lots of useful tips. I like this one: Here’s a HOT TIP: Help wash away germs on Laundry Day!

    Clothes with viruses on them can contaminate other clothes in the wash and remain in the washer. To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

    Thanks for the great contest. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  184. Cindy Phillips says

    I really like the clean up the classroom idea. Anyone with children in school knows how they get sick and bring it home to the rest of the family. My favorite tip is the coughing into the elbow one.

  185. Reva Skie says

    I have heard of the elbow cough trick before but that is still my favorite clean practice, not just at school but everywhere.

  186. MaryAnn says

    As a teacher, I like the tip about making sure each child has his own supplies. I supply the pencils, etc., when children forget theirs or lose them or run out, but that means sharing germs with the last person who used it.

  187. Cheryl says

    Teachers love gift cards to movies or for gas or groceries. It’s practical but more useful than a tree ornament with “Best Teacher 2008″ on it. They get tons of those.

  188. Ashley says

    i had no idea that germs lived in your washing machine! I need to get some bleach, that is something really good to know

  189. Jennifer M says

    I didn’t realize antibacterial soap doesn’t kill cold and flu viruses and that’s why it’s important to remember to disinfect surfaces like appliance handles.

  190. Wanda says

    I had no idea germs and viruses from clothes live on in the washer, so I really appreciated the tip about running an empty load with 3/4 cup of Clorox bleach. I am going to pass this along to my building manager so she can periodically sanitize the community machines in our laundry room! Thanks!

  191. Kerri Reed says

    The “elbow cough” is perfect! My kids are constantly coughing out into the air, and as many times as I remind them to cough into their hands, they never seem to remember my advice! Thanks Clorox! I am now subscribing to your site. Merry Christmas!

  192. Kimberly says

    We’ve used the Happy Birthday song to time handwashing since my kids were little and now my granddaughter does it as well.
    My sister is a kindergarten teacher and would love to have this GC to buy cleaning supplies for her classroom!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  193. Linda J. says

    Gah! I had no idea viruses could transfer from one piece of clothing to another in the washing machine, so the best tip I saw was to run some Clorox through the machine to kill the nasty little buggers.

  194. jay abbott says

    Cleaning a classroom is awesome. When I was a teacher it was like living in a petri dish. The kiddos were just little bacteria with backpacks.

  195. says

    i like this tip: Sing and Scrub–teaching kids to use soap and water and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice to wash for a proper amount of time.

  196. says

    I learned I should teach the kids to do the elbow cough.
    Encourage them to cough into elbows, not hands (where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch).

  197. Jeanette H. says

    Teach kids to cough into elbows, not hands, where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch. This is a great tip.

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  198. Susan Smith says

    Sing and Scrub–teaching kids to use soap and water and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice to wash for a proper amount of time.

  199. Cristina Carbone says

    Clorox Disinfecting Wipes are not only good for the classroom but for the house as well…..any place where germs lives.

  200. Pat says

    To wash hands the right way – with soap and warm water for 20 seconds – about the time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice

  201. Debra F says

    I’m a teacher, and boy would I really love for someone to gift me with a clean classroom. Of course, I teach high school, and we don’t get presents like the elementary teachers do :((

    On the clorox site, I learned that the average desk has 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat. WOW!!! I’ll be going in and cleaning those desks when I get back from vacation!

    THanks for the great giveaway.

  202. Sarah says

    THANK YOU for these great ideas! As an elementary teacher/reading specialist, I really appreciate it!! We do often buy our own supplies, and any little contribution helps. This would be a great gift, and will help keep kids (and their teachers) healthy and in school, too.

    My favorite tip is the elbow cough – I wish everyone did that. I can’t tell you how often I see someone cough into their hands just before they touch a doorknob or handrail.

  203. Sherry Sullivan says

    I use bleach for my laundry, commodes, and general cleaning in my house. In my classroom I keep Clorox wipes in case anyone sneezes and if I feel the need to kill some germs…

  204. Kimberly L says

    Encourage them to cough into elbows, not hands (where they’re more likely to spread germs through touch)

    brn2lisn(at)gmail(dot)com

  205. Catherine copeland says

    I’m a teacher and i sure would love to have someone come after school and clean my classroom. for that matter I’d love to win this gift card to buy some supplies i need for the classroom

  206. Rosanne says

    My daughter in law is a teacher and she and my son are frequently ill. This is one of my favorite tips and yes teachers buy so much for their classrooms-

  207. Sarah Z says

    I love the elbow cough! I think this goes with sneezes too – if it’s not on the kids hands then they won’t spread the germs!
    Thanks

  208. Kathy says

    Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds – the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice!

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  209. Craig S. says

    Great giveaway and for a great cause. I know my sons teachers could always use something for the classroom.

  210. ilyssa says

    As a teacher, I love this campaign and the idea! My favorite tip is the elbow cough (although I do the shoulder cough myself). Great site and great giveaway. Thanks for the chance. lys76 at msn dot com

  211. mitchell h says

    all good tips – but the singing happy birthday twice to time it (and make it fun) is my favorite. thanks!

  212. sarah says

    i always make sure the teacher gets something. after all, they give the greatest gift to a child – knowledge!

  213. I Class says

    I work in a daycare and the children are small so we teach them to cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze and then to wash their hands. I would love to win a gift card. I could use it.

  214. Kayce C says

    To reduce the germs spread throughout the household, run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox Regular-Bleach in your washing machine.

  215. Alecia Gibson says

    A tip that I find helpful is to encourage kids to cough/sneeze into their arms instead of their hands. It will help to prevent the spread of germs onto other surfaces. We all know that kids can’t keep their hands off anything.

    agsweeps (at) hotmail (dot) com

  216. Kat says

    I’m signed up for your newsletter

    (and I also love the “sing happy birthday” while handwashing idea)

  217. Jessica Maurer says

    Wow – I didn’t know germs lived in the washer. Very interesting to know. Love Clorox wipes.

  218. Lynda C says

    The germs in the washer is new to me! I also never thought about giving cleaning supplies to teachers, but may do that now. Thanks for the giveaway.

  219. T Nelson says

    I like the cough into the elbow tip I’m going to teach my son this.

    :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

  220. Sandra F. says

    coughing into your arm is a great one….especially since it’s cold season right now! thanks for the great giveaway!

  221. Elizabeth says

    I like the elbow cough idea. My mom is a kindergarten teacher, so I would love to use the gift card to organize a clean up the classroom surprise with her students’ help!

  222. patti s says

    isn’t it funny that we just recently learned to cough into our elbows? Makes perfect sense not to “cover your mouth” with your hands.

  223. Brenda says

    Hand washing is the best way to stop spreading germs… I taught my kids to sing their ABC’s while washing hands to make sure they washed long enough

  224. Sarah C. says

    I like the tip about running an empty washer with clorox to kill the germs (my husband has us do that to clean out the washer, it’s great). thanks for the giveaway.

  225. crystal says

    I think that coughing or sneezing into your arm is a great tip and something that really helps not spread as many germs:)

  226. says

    Oh My Gosh…I didn’t know that kids are supposed to sing Happy Birthday twice to properly wash their hands and get all the germs off…what a great tip!!!

  227. says

    I too like the cough in the elbow. My son came home with a print off that site, his teacher is on it! A tip I would like to add is to keep your child at home if he/she is sick!!

  228. Anam says

    I thought the tip about every house or classroom having “hot spots” was a good one. If you dissenfect these regularly it’s a huge help.

  229. Teresa Trenta says

    I had no idea that virus can survive through washing and drying clothes. The tip to run an empty load with 3/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach in your washing machine is very helpful!

  230. Marigold says

    The realization that my washing machine does not fully sanitize clothing has left me just the slightest bit paranoid… Thanks for the heads up!

  231. Tamara B. says

    The best tip is Doing the elbow cough
    Encourage kids to cough into their elbows, not their hands (where they’re more likely to spread viruses through touch).Which is try to tell every child to practice.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

  232. laura owens says

    Just cleaning with soap and water is not enough to kill germs on hard surfaces. You need to wipes things with a disinfectant like Clorox to help stop the spread of germs in the home and the classroom!

  233. Susan Ledet says

    I like the tip about putting bleach in an empty washer every now and then to get rid of germs.
    I have a suppressed immune system and swear by Clorex wipes. I keep them in the kitchen and in each bathroom and use them. I also like Clorex spray since it’s so easy to use.
    Thanks for the nice and clean giveaway.

  234. Christie says

    I have not been using Clorox for colors, maybe I should try it. You’re freaking me out with viruses living through the wash cycle.

  235. Amanda Chapman says

    I love the idea of cleaning the classroom. My daughter seeems to always bring a new germ home with her to share with the rest of the family.
    The cough in the elbow idea is a very good one so its not on your hands to pass on to everyone else when you touch someone/something.
    Thanks for the giveaway!