We have a classroom graph of the students have lost teeth in first grade. We used this to begin talking about how old you are, how to lose teeth, what happens once it is lost, and compare which months have had more or less. Students love to put their name on the graph when they lose a tooth!
After studying our graph, we talked about who has lost how many teeth. Then, we made ourselves and our teeth with marshmallows!
We used yarn, egg cartons, and toothbrushes to practice brushing and flossing our teeth.
Then, to prove a point to my first graders that they did not want to believe, we used dark soda pop and hard boiled eggs to find how sweets and pop have an effect on our beautiful teeth! They LOVED this idea, but I doubt they aren't going to enjoy all of our sweets on Valentines days!! It was worth it!!
We are still learning about dental health, next week we will be writing about the tooth fairy and using some center activities to reinforce some word work!!
What do you think!?