Hygiene in Middle School & On the Job
Educational Objective: The student will maintain a level of hygiene
and personal grooming appropriate for school and/or the workplace.
• Identify Need
• Introductory Activity: Brainstorm not Recommended
• Define Steps and Sequences of Skill Using The Checklist
Hint: You will probably want to dress like you're going to work.
You'll want your future boss to envision you working for him. See
___ Hair combed and in an appropriate style
___ Hats...usually best left behind. Worn outdoors
___ Face clean. (Girls should wear minimal make-up)
___ Scent free, that is no perfume or after shave lotion
___ Teeth brushed and flossed
___ Neck- free of jewelry
___ Neck- if you have an open shirt, only top button
___ Neck clean- you may want to use rubbing alcohol (keeps dress
shirt color clean)
___ Neck tie-appropriate for business setting
___ Collar- is it buttoned
___ Hands clean with limited jewelry
___ Clean and well manicured fingernails
___ Watch-usually worn on left hand. Correct time?
___ Belt- should be same color as shoes
___ Belt- did you put it through all the loops
___ Belt length-should be 5 inches longer than your
___ Pants-buttoned in front and back
___ Shoes-same color as belt
___ Most important!!! Your smile!
• Model the Skill Using Photographs- People in the paper or
• Classroom Discussion using checklist
• Applications: Important Extensions:
Discuss the Importance of the Smile... and things that can detract
it...such as smoking and poor oral hygiene.
• Independent Uses
Resource from the Attainment Company:
Personal Success CD-ROM targets essential activities for personal
care—both simple and challenging. Addresses 53 activities
step-by-step, each with additional tips covering safety and convenience
issues. Activities are organized into topics: Personal care for
women, men, and either sex; dressing for success women and men;
and clothing care. Instructors can create a personalized list for
Students review frequently performed activities
at the computer. Organize them to reflect a naturally occurring
sequence—washing hands, brushing teeth, flossing, mouthwash.
Use printouts to rehearse activities or as take-home picture cues.
Grooming for Life CD
Personal care routines
This video-based CD stresses the importance
of personal care routines in maintaining a good appearance. Provides
a “book” and “movie” option for each of
five segments. The “movies” feature five young adults
who prepare for an active day by completing grooming, hygiene and
dressing tasks step-by-step. The storyline, based on the Looking
Good video, is engaging and fun. The movies are closed captioned.
Total running time is approximately 25 minutes. The books reinforce
and expand the concepts in the movies. You can choose a “talking”
selection which reads the text aloud. See Attainment Company