Friday, March 6, 2015

Brush, Brush, Brush Your Teeth!

Brush, brush, brush your teeth. Brush them all around. Brush them high and brush them low. And don’t forget your tongue! (sung to Row, Row,  Row Your Boat).

With February being such a short month, we wanted to squeeze in dental health this week. We are very fortunate that the military base supports our efforts to promote dental hygiene. During February the dental clinic visits classrooms to talk about good dental hygiene and all students get to go home with a toothbrush and dental floss. Our students even get a quick mouth check by the dentist to identify any possible problems that might need an appointment. The younger students have a center in the classroom where they can brush their teeth after lunch, plus there were lots of activities that helped us to remember to keep our teeth healthy.

Now that our smiles are nice and bright, we can move into Dr. Seuss week! Thank goodness for Dr. Seuss. His use of rhymes, nonsense words, and imaginative characters make it easy to promote reading. Most children are familiar with Dr. Seuss books and The Cat in the Hat character, so we like to focus on what an author and what an illustrator does. It is wonderful to see children make the connection that they are authors and illustrators too. Who knows, we may have a future children’s book author in our classroom!

Dental Activities:






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