Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Teeth Talk

Today we talked about things that would make our teeth happy and sad. I placed the tooth in the middle and made a happy side and a sad side. We had this long talk about how eating too much sugar is bad for our teeth and how sweet treats leave sugar bugs on them. Afterwards,  each child came up and picked a piece. Then one by one they came up and placed it on the happy side or sad side. A better way to do it would be to have a happy tooth and a sad tooth. I was so busy making all those felt pieces, and two more stories I have to share, that I forgot to make another tooth :( Anywho, the kids had fun and really liked it. I was surprised at how many children wanted to make the tooth "happy." I was asked, "Miss Analisa, will this make the tooth happy?" Loved it!!!

We also used this really giant mouth and toothbrush to practice brushing using this rhyme:
Up and down like a plane,
Back and forth like a choo choo train.

I showed the children how to brush their teeth and then had them come up one by one to give it a try. We used shaving cream as toothpaste and they had a lot of fun!!