This week was dental health week. We started our week off by counting teeth and putting the correctly numbered toothbrush on the mouths. We are doing better at recognizing those numbers, but please keep working on this at home.
On Tuesday we set up our science experiment. We took three eggs and placed them in milk, soda, and water. Egg shells are very similar to our teeth so we wanted to see what those drinks would do do our teeth.
We let the eggs sit in the liquids until Thursday, and this what we saw when we were done! We concluded that milk and water are better drinks for us to drink. We didnt want to scare the kids into never drinking soda or their parents teeth going to fall out if they saw them drinking soda so we also discussed not drinking it very much and if we do, how we can take care of our teeth. The students remembered the nurse said (she came in on Wednesday) that if they brush their teeth it gets rid of the sugar bugs.
We got out a paint brush because our toothbrush was missing and used some real toothpaste and brushed our egg. It took the brown off! That means brushing our teeth really does make them clean and take the sugar bugs away!
Students also got to make their own mouths by dipping marshmallows into glue and sticking them onto the black circles in their mouths. This worked on direction following (they had to dip, wait for all the drips to be done, and then stick in the circle for each tooth) and fine motor skills. When they were done, they had to count how many teeth were in the mouth.
We also went on a magazine search this week. Students had a happy tooth and a sad tooth and they had to go through magazines and cut out 2 things that fit onto each tooth. This worked on their cutting ,their sorting, their direction following, and on the content. We really learned a lot about teeth!
Each week we watch letter videos from "Have Fun Teaching" and the students are really picking up the names of letters, formations, and the sounds of letters. Check out these videos with you child! Click HERE.
The Tuesday project of letter of the week is to decorate a letter with something that starts with the letter. This week we decorated the letter Qq with quilt pieces. On Thursday, our letter of the week project was to read a page from our alphabet book, Q is for Queen.
Theme: Dr. Suess
Letter of the Week: Vv