## Grouchy Ladybug Life Cycles and Telling Time Games

We learned to tell time to the 5 minutes this week. I also taught the kids “quarter till”, “quarter after” and “half past” vocabulary. They also know the difference between analog clocks and digital clocks. Here are some other fun activities we do during the time unit.

• Books:  The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
Five Little Ladybugs by melanie Gerth
Are You a Ladybug? by Judy Allen Tudor
Ladybug Life Cycles by Justin Martin
I love Eric Carle books. One way I love to introduce telling time by 5 minute increments is using the book “The Grouchy Ladybug”.  It has clocks on every page and they have incremental times listed.  It’s a good springboard for telling time.
We read the book and then we make a ladybug clock. I just found a basic clock pattern and copy it off on red construction paper. Then I add a half circle shaped, small, black, head and have the kids give it a face with white crayon. Then we add 6 black legs and we accordian fold them so it looks kind of funny. Here are our ladybug clocks.
 Very Grouchy Ladybug Clocks – great for a math extension….

A cute activity that I bought from Oriental Trading is called Telling Time Flip Chart. The kids love it for a math learning center.

 Telling Time Flip Chart game  is on sale for only \$13.00 bucks now too! Check it out! HERE at Oriental Trading.
A fun activity that I do every year is we make our own analog clock faces from red cardstock or construction paper. It is fun to make them look like ladybugs!
Here is a link for a telling time worksheet HERE at ABC teach.

CLOCK MATH
Every day for a few weeks call out different times and have them put the hands on their clocks. Be sure to also introduce half past, quarter past, quarter till. These are really difficult concepts for young children to get so I introduce it in first grade. I also have a magnetic clock I keep on my white board. I draw 4 lines on the fact to “cut” the clock into “quarters” or fourths. I point out that 3 and 9 are the quarter past and quarter till numbers.

 We also like to paint ladybugs and do the Ladybug Life Cycle or a Ladybug report

Fun Game: Find a partner and use both of your ladybug clocks. Decide to do “o’clock” or “thirty” for doing elapsed time. Then decide how many hours difference there is going to be and make up a sentence. Example:  3:00 is 2 hours later than 1:00. 12:30 is 3 hours later than 9:30 etc. Elapsed time is another very hard concept for young kids to get. This is higher level but some of your high kids will get it and you will be differentiating for those who can do it.

ART: Paint a ladybug on art paper. When dry use black markers to make the line down the middle and dots on his back were traced using the top circle and bottom circle of a dixie paper cup. Add 2 wiggly eyes. Paint yellow, orange and red. Wait for color to dry.

LADYBUG SONGS TO SING!
(We put these songs on the back of our ladybug painted art)
Ladybug Song (Tune: If You’re Happy and you Know it, Clap Your Hands)
Oh I wish I were a little ladybug,
Oh I wish I were a little ladybug,
I’d be shiny red and black,
I’d eat aphids for my snack,
Oh I wish I were a little ladybug!

Ladybugs    (Tune: Oh My Darlin’ Clementine
I’m an insect, not a spider
I’ve got 6 legs instead of 8
I have 4 parts to my life cycle
I eat bugs that farmers hate

We put the 2 songs above on the back of our painted ladybug art projects and sang it together.

## Four little ladybugs sitting on a tree, One flew away and then there were three.

 I copied this free printable to go on the upper inside flap of each page from Enchanted Learning.

## MUSIC: I found a cute song called Ladybug in my Soda on the website K-8 Kidstunes and got a copy for 99 cents in an MP3 download. The link is HERE but you do have to sign up a “kid” to get the cheap version. I have kids and grandkids so it’s easy now that I have signed up. It’s a funny song with a real catchy beat and easy to learn. Cute Ladybug Life Cycle we did earlier in the year when we wrote insect reports…..This is a flap book where we write the 4 stages underneath each flap.  Here is our finished Ladybug Life Cycle bulletin board!

MATH:
A fun printable with black dots on individual ladybugs to print out can be found HERE at A Kids Math. You can print off a dozen of these to place in a center with a key. Kids write down their answers on an answer sheet and then check with the key.

 This CUTE game from Posh Lil Divas was a great idea to add to a math telling time center. Check it out HERE!

My kids are working on telling time to the minute, and this online game helps! It’s fun to try some new ones in the computer lab!

## Birthday Gifts for Students

What do you give your students for their birthday? I have loved giving out these giant Pixie Stix Birthday Balloons to my kids.

 Birthday Gifts for Students – a Giant Pixie Stix Balloon Treat!

Here is my Birthday Corner in my classroom. These balloons are made on colorful cardstock. I give students a giant Pixie Stix with a cute Balloon Happy Birthday card attached for their birthdays, along with a sucker and a birthday bookmark and hat.

 Happy Birthday Student Gifts

I get the Pixie Stix from Sams Club every year online. They come in a package of 50 so you can either use them up in 2 years or else split a package with another teacher.

 I just staple the balloon Happy Birthday Message for my students to the paper part of the Pixy Stix at the top.
 Get your Giant Pixy Stix from HERE at Sams Club.

I have birthday balloons and also birthday cupcakes blown up giant for the top of the Pixie Stix. They look so bright and colorful in the corner of my classroom.  The kids also get to wear a birthday crown (I have a selection of 3 styles for them to choose from).

 These cute birthday hats don’t have a place for a name, but they are just an example of similar ones I buy, but with a place for their name and age. These are from ORIENTAL TRADING. I buy a lot of stuff there over each summer.

Lastly, they get to choose a Happy Birthday bookmark from the little Happy Birthday box.  They are very spoiled on their birthdays.  I got these cute suckers from a candy factory near my home. They have 2nds I buy in a giant bag once a year for \$5.00. Some years I find a sucker deal, some years we skip the suckers and they get a hat, bookmark and the giant Pixie Stix, which they all LOVE.

 Suckers like these make a really delightful gift for a student’s birthday too!
 And everybody loves a Happy Birthday Bookmark!  Some teachers give out a free book choice form their Scholastic stash of freebie books too. I save that for my Christmas gift, along with a new package of Crayola 24 Crayons I buy over the summer at the 25Cent sale at Walmart or somewhere else.

Here is a copy of the Balloon I used. I copied it once. Then cut out the balloon. Then I cut out and added the Happy Birthday to the inside (cutting off the string). I copied a bunch on many different colors of cardstock colored paper. Then I cut them out and stapled them to the Pixy Stix top.  I add a little bit of curly ribbon in rainbow colors to them. It is really colorful and pretty. Link is HERE at Twisty Noodle.

 Inside the box are the suckers and the Happy Birthday bookmarks. I pick a package up anywhere I find them onsale. I usually give out bookmarks several times a year too; one on Dr. Seuss Day, One before the 1st parent teacher conferences.  I decorated the area with these cute cardboard Happy Birthday Decorations too. I found the green, metal vase at Hobby Lobby a few years ago. I put some Happy Birthday stickers on it. I think you can find these also at Michaels Art Mart. It’s a cute teacher gift and it adds a lot to this corner of my classroom! What are YOUR Birthday Gifts for your students?? Leave a comment below!

## Leprechauns and St. Patrick’s Day

 Leprechauns and Pots of Gold

## Get busy looking for them, Ready, set, GO!

Cute St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Books I’ve purchased

 This Night Before St. Patrick’s Day has the same pattern as The Night Before Christmas!
Our WEEKLY GRAPH next week will be on…..something Irish…..guess what? Of course we’ll graph our favorite kinds of POTATOES!!. What are yours? We chose from:
1. French Fries
2. Mashed Potatoes
3. Baked Potatoes with butter
4. Hash Brown Potatoes
5. Potato Chips
 You will have to sait and see which one  was the Winner! This is last year’s graph!

Writing:  Journals- 1. How would you catch a leprechaun? We shared with the class our great ideas. Then we shared our homework….

Leprechaun Traps!  We were very inventive! We made our leprechaun traps this week and share them during Conference Week. We share them with the whole school by leaving them in the library! Come see them!

Mrs. Moss came up with the “gold” to
“trap” a leprechaun. We only had to design the various “traps”.

Here was the “optional project” directions I sent home.

 Leprechaun Traps Letter that went home..

 Here are some from past years…..Addie’s trap….leprechaun falls through the hole in the “grass” oops

 Emma’s trap….leprechaun climbs up the ladder, slides down the tube! Trapped!

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 Allie entices her leprechaun in with a FREE all you can eat buffet! Too cute!

 Leprechaun Writing Projects……

 They came up with some really good adjectives….which is what I was hoping for!

 Leprechaun Similes……a type of metaphor……
 March Book Reports….

 Pots of Gold, Book Reports, and Leprechauns….made a cute bulletin board.
 Green as Clover….Yup that’s a Leprechaun!

 I thought “Keen as a Wolf” was very creative writing! Yup!

 My Classroom March Bulletin Board….so CUTE! I love St. Patrick’s Day!

 Cute March Book Reports….the kids gave them a penny, a dime, or a dollar RATING!

 Chapter Book Reports and Leprechaun Art Projects! This Leprechaun has a wicked “I’m up to no good” grin!

 March Book Reports turned out cute. Gotta Love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
 Leprechaun Love!
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A fun “Lucky” Bingo game I found was at the dltk WEBSITE HERE!   I also found some cute art ideas on another Teachers First website. The link is HERE.  I made up a bunch of these on light green card stock. If we played the math side of the game I would always say, 6 tens and 3 ones for them to figure out the number. Sometimes I would say it backwards 3 ones and 6 tens. Or I would add ten to a number or subtract 10 from  a number and they had to figure it out mentally. The opposite side I did Irish “Vocabulary Word bingo”. The kids can do this one as a fun center on St. Patrick’s Day.

 Irish Bingo Game is fun and on the back is a LUCKY math 100s board game.

 Lucky Irish Bingo

MATH
Another individual and fun math activity is graphing the marshmallow shapes that come in the Lucky Charms cereal. I give each student a little cup of cereal and they graph their shapes on the worksheet. A link to make a copy is HERE. It is from Tooter4kids.  I added some math to the page such as add up the horseshoe and heart shapes. Or subtract the least number of shapes you have from the greatest number of shapes. The kids learn the math vocabulary better the more we use it. Are any of your shapes equal in number?

 Graphing with Lucky Charms Marshmallow shapes.

 Lucky Charms Math ……always fun

WRITING: Opinion pieces about “A Person I Treasure” will be our writing project for the week.o Tell what makes this person so special to you…..give 3 reasons why they are one of your favorite people you treasure!

SCIENCE
I love to have the kids learn about Roy G. Biv (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) and the order of the rainbow colors. We look at some glass  prisms on the overhead that show rainbows in a cool way. Then we make a rainbow using 1 inch by 10 inch strips of colored construction paper glued together and then glued onto the back of a black pot. We color a tiny leprechaun and I give them some shamrocks. This year I found some cute green blingy/shiny ones from Hobby Lobby, and they glued those down. Then I top the pot with some fake gold coins. Here’s our finished “Pots of Gold” at the ends of the rainbows.

RAINBOW SCIENCE EXPERIMENT
Another fun science I do is use my beakers and do somecolor change” science. A fun experiment is using a bowl of milk and dropping 2 blobs of food coloring into the bowl in 4 different colors.  Then take a tiny speck of Dawn dish washing liquid on the end of a toothpick and stick it on the edge of the milk. It should show a fizzy chemical change. Then dot another far corner of the milk. Don’t dot right into the food coloring.
Do it a few more times. You should have about 5 minutes of fizz in the experiment. It’s really cool, easy, and cheap.

 This is after about about 5 minutes and a few kids had bumped the bowl…

It will start a chemical reaction that will “fizz” the milk. It’s really a cool rainbow affect. The kids want to go nuts with the toothpick but don’t let them or it ruins the effect. A tiny bit goes a long way and will make the reaction last longer if you stick it in one area of the bowl each minute and then watch and wait.

 St. Patrick’s Day Activities

LEPRECHAUN ART
We made some CUTE Leprechauns!  For beards and the hair I have the kids curl the strips of 1/2 inch construction paper around a marker so it will curl up like a Santa beard. The hat is green, then we add a 1 inch strip of black around for the ribbon and a yellow square for a buckle, and add glitter to it after school. Here is our finished bulletin boards.

The black ribbon is 2 x 12, just fold it around the hats. The face is about 10 inch oval in manilla colored paper. The yellow buckle is 2 x 3 and the kids just draw a square in the middle with black marker. We then put glue and gold glitter around it. We add wiggly eyes, pink circle (cut out) nose and eyebrows and mouth with marker.

 We curl orange strips for beard and use orange crimped packaging for hair…

 Lucky Leprechaun art….some years I’ve used dots are stickers…
 March  bulletin board…. Type up some poems or songs to go on the back…

Gotta love a leprechaun with a rainbow pot of gold…..the more glitter the better!

MUSIC
A fun song  we sing  is L U C K Y and it is sung just like the B I N G O Song and tune.  I know a chap with a fuzzy beard and LUCKY is his name-O. (spell) Lucky, Lucky, Lucky and Lucky is his name-O. He hides his gold at the rainbow’s end and Lucky is his name-O. Lucky Lucky, Lucky and Lucky is his name-O.
This would go great typed up on the back of our giant art leprechauns. I like to do art with poetry and sing or read it for shared reading time.  Happy St. Patties Day to you from me!

 My grand daughters in their “Lucky” shirts

## Dr. Seuss Day Activities

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is coming up this week. Our school is celebrating it on Wednesday.

 Green Eggs and Ham is my favorite Dr. Seuss Story. I still recite it to whomever will listen. Would you, could you in a boat? Would you could you, with a goat?
 Gifts they gave out to the kids at school if they could answer one of the 20 questions….aren’t they cute?

 Thing 1 and 2 coming to our classroom last year to make us dance with them for Dr. Seuss Day. They read us stories too. Aren’t they super cute?

 Another favorite of young children is Hop On Pop!

 Another favorite Dr. Seuss book is Sneetches.  It’s fun to paint a yellow star on your face too!

HERE at TPT  is a cute Alphabetical Order sheet that would be great for a center. I went looking for other centers and found a bunch!  Lots of really fun literacy sheets like nouns, a book reports, rhymes and odd and even math can be found HERE.

A cute class graph to pick your favorite Dr. Seuss book ois HERE at TPT.  Thanks guys!

 One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish woven fish we made for art, then we had a 4 minute race to see who could come up with the most short a words. We wrote them on the colorful squares.
 We made handprint cards with Thing 1 and Thing 2 and wrote messages inside them.

 A Cute Cootie Catcher  I found at The Country Chic Cottage will be a lot of fun to cut out and play with on Dr. Seuss Day…..And here we made handprint Thing 1 and Thing 2 art cards.

 Read Across America oath on the back of our Cat in the Hat Hats!
 All the kids in America are reciting this oath at the same time on the same day!

 Our school always does something fun to celebrate Dr. Seuss!

 We have cake, and some funny characters come to visit classrooms dressed up!

 I had to snap this cute picture. What great make up, not to mention costumes!

 I remember reading this one to my kids many years ago!
 I wear my Cat in the hat hat and some suspenders for the day. Maybe I’ll put some whiskers on my face too!

 We do a classroom graphing of our favorite Dr. Seuss Books!

 Green Eggs and Ham is usually one of the favorites!  Then we go eat Green Eggs and Ham in the Cafeteria for lunch!

 When I taught first grade we would do a rhyme using “AT” words.

 This year, as we celebrate Dr. Seuss and his birthday and all his wonderful books, I think we’ll do a funny Mad Lib. Try this Dr. Seuss Fun MAD LIB is HERE!

 Thanks to this early character, Dr. Seuss became so successful, he has sold more than 44 books and illustrated most all of them. Thanks for all the good fun that is funny Theodor Geisel ! Happy Read Across America Day!

## Dental Health Activities or Teeth Week

February is Dental Health Month and I usually do a small  unit on keeping our teeth healthy. I had so many cavities as a kid that it is my personal mission to help other kids by teaching them how important it is to brush morning and night, and to not eat too much candy and soda pop.

 These hippos turn out cute…notice the 20 baby teeth and the “tusks”

So we have a class discussion about things that are healthy for teeth, and things you can have as a special treat once in awhile.  We start off like usual, reading a few books on the subject. Here are a few of my favorites. We also get the Weekly Reader or Scholastic News and it usually has a February Dental Health issue to read.  We put up some vocabulary words like primary teeth, molars, dental floss, cavity, 32 Adult teeth, and put the definitions in the pocket chart to learn for the week.

Arthur’s Loose Tooth
The Tooth FairyTells All
Make Way for Tooth Decay
The Tusk Fairy
The Lost Tooth Club
Tooth Trouble

 This little tooth fairy box I made using the tutorial on Martha Stewart’s website LINK HERE
For the tooth fairy box in the picture above I just made the Martha Stewart design a lot smaller. It is easy to do. Kids can even make it, although it takes too much time. It’s a good parent project though. And the kids would love to take their teeth home in it when they fall out at school. ðŸ™‚

 Class bulletin board…The kids listed facts they learned on the “tooth”

ART/CRAFTS
This gray Hippo  has a big mouth full of 20 baby teeth. His 4 tusks are made of marshmallows. His ears and eyes are shaped using a yellow pattern block hexagon. Kids chose their colors. I used Walmart dot stickers for the nose holes and eyeball insides. The paper color is gray.

We put a Shel Silverstein poem on “How to Make a Hippo Sandwich” on the back as well as hippopotamus jokes. That’s always fun reading jokes to each other…. I always combine art with shared reading. Shared reading can be songs or poems or jokes, that type of thing….just to practice READING together as a class!The ears on the hippo are hexagon shaped (use a yellow pattern block and trace it) and the face is pear shaped.

 Check out Pinterest HERE for teeth picture

I used an oval shape for the “snout” and they fold down a bit and attach it with glue over the top. Inside is a pink oval about 1/2 inch smaller than snout oval. Then we glue on the marshmallows inside and a picture of teeth. Check out Pinterest HERE for many pictures of primary teeth and what age they erupt in the mouth and when kids lose them. You could also glue that part of the chart (after using teeth pic) onto the back so kids know when to expect teeth falling out.

 he haw the kids laughed at most of these…some they didn’t get I think !?
 We glued this poem on the back of our Hippo Art…

Another of my favorite arts is watercoloring on a Tooth Fairy blackline.  We add glitter to her wand and wings,  then cut her out when she has dried. We back her with pastel butcher paper in yellow, pink, light blue and lavender. Then we write her letters asking questions.  It’s always a hit.

 Tooth Fairy Watercolor art project

 We added glitter to our tooth fairy watercolor art

 These Tooth Fairies will go in our portfolios….

WRITING:

Brainstorm as a class what you’d like to ask the Tooth Fairy. My students have usually lost at least one tooth so they know what it’s all about. We then write letters to the fairy and go through the whole writing process, editing and rewriting on “Tooth Fairy” paper. We are going to see if she writes us back…do YOU think she will? We are leaving the letters on top of our desks for the whole weekend….we will see….

 Letters to the Tooth Fairy…very nosy indeed!  hehe

 Tooth Fairy Letters
 When we came in on Monday…We got fairy letters back!

Well, after we wrote letters asking the tooth fairy questions we left them out on our desks all weekend. And guess what? She came and visited over the weekend sometime.
 I think this was Em’s  fairy…very cute!
 Allie did such a great job! I loved her painting!
And she left little letters in tiny envelopes to the kids. She was so sweet to answer all their questions! It was totally cute seeing the kids all excited to have a tooth fairy letter!
 We graphed how many teeth we had lost, and then flossed our own teeth

 Some had lost 8 teeth and some had lost NONE!

 Dental Health Week
FLOSSING

 That red thing is a big set of wind up clacking teeth, floss and a giant toothbrush.

Past years I have found individual flossers at the dollar store with like 30 in a package for a buck. Then I use 2 white pillowcases and have 2 kids put them over their heads. Then I use a rope to go between them as they stand very close together representing 2 teeth. It is funny for the kids, they all want to take a turn being a tooth. Or you can do the same thing with white styrofoam egg cartons. Using the bumpy backs as teeth the students use white yarn to go between the egg holders to”floss”.  Then I pass out individual floss to practice.  After lunch they can see what kinds of “materials” they floss from their teeth. Mmmm.

 We read the Dental Health Weekly Readers and Scholastic News all week
BRUSHING
Some years we have a dentist in our class and they come in or send someone to teach brushing. Sometimes I just have to use my clackety clacking teeth model and a giant toothbrush. Some years Crest has sent me fun sticker charts and individual stickers and sometimes individual toothbrushes and tiny tubes of toothpaste. They haven’t done it the last 2 years. Maybe it got too expensive. So sometimes I look at the dollar store for toothbrushes to go home with a chart I make up and some stickers to go home encouraging  weeks of perfect brushing for a fun certificate.

 If kids want they can add to my Lost Tooth stories when they lose a tooth in class.
MATH AND SCIENCE   CAROUSEL
A carousel is a strategy where each student visits a learning activity for a short visit (8 to 10 minutes) doing the activity on a “Theme Day”. Ring a bell after 10 minutes and kids move to the next station in a round robin fashion. Kids love it. Then a few of them can be left out all week for centers.

1.  Roll a Tooth -Take turns rolling a die and fill up the 32 teeth in the mouth with mini marshmallows. ,
2.  Tick Tack Toe with teeth counters. Play with a partner.
3. Graphing. Talk about your graph with the teacher using ONLY math words (greater than, equal, least etc.).Then Graph your favorite toothpaste or teeth lost.
4. Flossing -practice flossing on the egg cartons with yarn. Then floss your own. Brush the model teeth.
5. Check out the 3 types of stains on the hard boiled eggs… coke, grape juice, brush off with toothpaste
6. Math – Add up 3 numbers on the 3 cards. Write an equation.   Use the giant smile as a counter vehicle if you need it to do the adding. We used paper folded 4 times into 16 square

 A math game, make equations using 3 number cards…use the teeth for counters
Adding up 2 to 3 addends from cards chosen and put the equation on a 16 slot grid.
 Use the giant smile for counting up the teeth in your equation.
Above is the math game….put the counters on the teeth as you go…then count it up…

 I made the counters from 1 piece of 99 cent foam…it was easy!

 Another game…See how many of each number you roll…by graphing it!

For Center 3 You can use little erasers from Oriental Trading to graph.   They are only 3.99 for 24 and that would last for years for game counters or graphing counters. See them HERE.This year I ran out of money so I just went to Michaels and got some white foam for 99 cents and simply drew teeth shapes one night while watching TV. I might also try dry lima beans with little faces on them next time. ðŸ™‚ The fun part was when they had a pretty good sized graph I’d wander over to that center and ask… “Now tell me about your graph using math words like, equal, greater than, less than, least, most, how many more, how many less.” They are getting pretty good at describing the class graph. We try to change it every week.

 I think my one sheet of foam made like 60 little teeth counters/graphers…

 Here is a finished graph by Trace and J. and they descibed it to me perfectly.

CLASS GRAPH – HOW MANY TEETH HAVE YOU LOST?
I always have my GRAPHING pocket chart up so it would be a fun to graph their favorite toothpaste flavor and see which one is the class pick. In the past I have cut out the front of boxes of toothpaste with their colorful labels to put in the pocket chart. But this year we have graphed how many teeth we each have lost.

 A “Just for Fun” center…Tooth Tic Tac Toe

 The girls really got into the game….

Center 2 – The fun Tick Tack Toe game  can be found HERE at About.com.  It was made by Beverly Hernandez. It’s very cute. I changed the counters to some cute tooth stickers I had in 4 colors that I liked better. I backed them with cardstock and had the game and counters laminated.

 Tooth Tic Tac Toe  HERE

Center 1 – It’s a math game where you roll a dice and count out the marshmallows to place on 32 round circles in a mouth.  I found it at A to Z Teacher Stuff in a fun unit called “Let’s Talk Teeth”.  The link is HERE and Susan Payne is the author. There are lots of fun poems and chants also on this cute unit website. There is a cute poem entitled “The Tooth Fairy Came Last Night” I am attaching to the backs of our tooth fairy art projects. It will be fun for the kids to read and fill in the blanks with coin money.

 These eggs pretty yucky when you pull them out of the coke & juice!

Center 5 –  Looking at the experimental hard boiled eggs we put into Coke, Grape Juice and one in plain water. If you do this a day in advance like we did,  it is a fun center for kids to see how food “stains” our teeth and for them  to try to “brush” away the stains.  You could also use some permanent marker on white bathroom tiles. I also have my red, plastic, clacking teeth they can practice brushing with my giant toothbrush. That is always fun.

 The kids are trying to brush the stains off with toothpaste…it was hard…they said.

 Scrub a dub that stained egg and pretend it’s your teeth!

Each Center has several books on teeth for fast finishers to read while they wait for me to ring the bell. This is always a fun week in school.

 We skip listening post this week and just have teeth books there instead…

I sent them each home a monthly brushing calendar, some toothpaste, and one of those little pink pills you chew up to see where you forgot to brush. And hopefully they will all earn their certificate for filling out their month-long brushing chart!  Parents, you’ll have to get right on that.  ðŸ™‚ Love,  Mrs. Moss

 Dental Health Activity Pages we do….Song is to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star…..