Sunday, February 19, 2012

Brush, brush, brush your teeth...

So, February is Dental Health month and this week we talked about teeth.  We talked about brushing our teeth, going to the dentist and healthy/non-healthy foods.  One of my kiddos mom is a dental hygienist and she was able to donate toothbrushes and toothpaste to give to each of the kiddos.  I was so very thankful and the kids LOVED it!

Each class sorted pictures that were healthy and not healthy.  We put them on chart paper to hang in the classroom.

I also found this really neat website called Love Your Teeth.  On this site, you can make up your own tooth brushing charts and personalize them for your school, classroom or even home.  I made up one for each of my kiddos and sent it home with them.  If they fill in the whole chart, they can bring it back and pick something out of the treasure box.

Now, I can't take credit for the following activity because Ms.P heard about it during one of her college classes from a classmate.

I took hard boiled eggs and soaked them in Coke overnight.  The liquid stained the shell.  The kiddos practiced using toothpaste and a toothbrush to clean the egg.  There was a big difference between the brushed ones and not brushed ones.  Great activity about brushing teeth!

The MWF class also began working on AAB patterning, which they seemed to catch on to pretty quickly.

Finally, we updated our classroom door for St. Patrick's Day.  We sure are lucky to have such a great class!

Thanks again to all of the parents who are allowing me to post side and back view pictures of their kiddos doing activities on here.  I really appreciate your help and support!


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  2. The children must’ve really enjoyed the activities you organized for them. I think it’s important for kids to be aware, as early as possible, of the importance of cleaning our teeth. Their parents will be really happy knowing that their kids are learning how to brush their teeth properly at school. Congratulations on the event’s success!

    Savannah Moses