Foundation Achievement Standard Lesson 1

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Foundation Achievement Standard Lesson 1 – Unblocking Your Nose

INTRODUCTION FOR TEACHERS

Conductive hearing loss is a result of middle ear disease and affects many children in their childhood. Aboriginal children can spend over 2 years with a hearing loss compared to non aboriginal students who may only experience hearing loss for about 3 months collectively.

It is important young children learn how to blow their nose correctly. The routines outlined in the following activities are known as the “Breathing, Blowing and Coughing,” program (BBC) and are taught by NT Hearing. Explain to the students that even if they don’t have nasal blockage currently, they may have in the future.

PREPARATION

  • Download and print the BBC 11 Step Poster and display permanently in the room
  • Download and print the Blowing Your Nose Song lyrics to display on the whiteboard
  • Download and print the Breathing, Blowing, Coughing (BBC Program) action song lyrics
  • One box of tissues or at least 6 per student. (Some students may need more or less, depending upon the blockage they are experiencing
  • Bins - small boxes or containers sitting on the floor dispersed among the students
  • They will need 2 tissues each for this game and a bin nearby.
  • Explain the importance of having a clear nose to the students and that hearing loss may become permanent if they continue to have a blocked nose or slight hearing loss.
  • Explain to the students that the idea of this game is to teach the students how to blow their nose properly and how to tell if it is blocked. bbc_posterblowing_your_nosebreathing_blowing_coughing

ACTIVITY 1

Jimmy Says Action Game – “How To Just Blow Your Nose” theme

Once you have been through the routine a number of times, then start adding incorrect instructions and ask the children which instruction you skipped. It is important they learn the routine.

Jimmy says block one holehow_to_just_blow
Jimmy says tissue underneath

Jimmy says one big blow
Jimmy says change sides

Jimmy says block one hole
Jimmy says tissue underneath

Jimmy says one big blow
Jimmy says tissue in the bin

Jimmy says breathe out
Jimmy says thumbs up if there is air and wash your hands (kids just pretend for now)
Jimmy says thumbs down if no air and START AGAIN
Stop and explain the thumbs down kids need to do the routine again.

EVERYONE can start again at this stage but ask students to wash hands if clear nose OR repeat sequence if still blocked

Jimmy says block one hole
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Jimmy says one big blow
Jimmy says change sides

Jimmy says block one hole
Jimmy says tissue underneath

Jimmy says one big blow
Jimmy says tissue in the bin

Jimmy says breathe out
Jimmy says thumbs up if there is air and wash your hands (kids just pretend for now)
Jimmy says thumbs down if no air and START AGAIN

ACTIVITY 2

Blowing Your Nose Song

Explain to the students that the idea of this song is to teach the students how to blow their nose properly and how to tell if it is blocked.

If they put thumbs up that in the song, they can breathe out and have a clear nose. If they put thumbs down in the song, they are still blocked and need to repeat the process.

Encourage the students to put their tissue in the bin as soon as they have blown both sides, (take the opportunity to discuss germs in their nose and “snot” holding germs, so it is important to place the tissue straight in the bin after they have blown both sides.)

Students drop out of the song once they have put thumbs up. Ask them to sit down or wash their hands whilst the others re-sing the song.

You can start again with the whole class if students are still blocked after two songs. The aim is for them to know how to blow their nose properly and the routine to unblock their nose, don’t forget tissue in the bin and wash hands at the end.

(Teacher sings, students echo each line. One tissue per person is required each time the song is sung.)

Block one hole
Tissue under
Give one big blow
Now change sides

Block one hole
Tissue under
Give one big blow
Tissue in the bin

Hear the air
Coming from your nose
Yes, put thumbs up
Wash your hands

Hear the air
Coming from your nose
No, put thumbs down
Start again

Download the Lyric Sheet Here

ACTIVITY 3

Breathing, Blowing, Coughing Action Song

At least 2 tissues per student are required each time the song is sung through.

A bin is also necessary.
A number of small, temporary bins dispersed throughout the students would be ideal.

First I blow my nose, nose, nose,
First I blow my nose, just like this

Tissue in the bin, bin, bin
Tissue in the bin just like this

Check my nose is empty, empty, empty,
Check my nose is empty just like this (deep breath out)

Breathe in and out 5,5,5
Breathe in and out 5 just like this (Deep breath in and out through the nose 5 times)

2 big coughs, coughs, coughs,
2 big coughs just like this

Everybody run, run, run,
Everybody run just like this (run on the spot)

Next I blow my nose, nose, nose,
Next I blow my nose just like this

Tissue in the bin, bin, bin,
Tissue in the bin just like this

Breathe in and out 5,5,5,
Breathe in and out 5 just like this

Two more big coughs, big coughs, big coughs,
Two more big coughs just like this

Everybody jump, jump, jump,
Everybody jump just like this (jump on the spot)

Do the BBC again, again, again,
Do the BBC again just like this

Until my nose is empty, empty, empty,
Until my nose is empty just like this

Then I wash my hands, hands, hands,
Then I wash my hands just like this

Last I wash my face, face, face,
Last I wash my face just like this

Download the Lyric Sheet Here

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