Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dental Health Ideas and Sight Word Hop

Dental Health and Sight Word Hop
This week my kiddos are learning about Dental Health.  Here are some of the things we did. 
Read some stories about teeth.
 We made a fresh clean mouth.  I have also copied the teeth pattern on yellow paper and had the students "brush" their teeth white with white paint.  Here is a FREEBIE!!!!  Here is the pattern for the mouth.
 Completed a writing about how the Dentist is your friend.
 Practiced brushing teeth using the bottom of a pop bottle (looks like a molar) and shaving cream.  (I have learned only to put the smallest bit on the molar of shaving cream or it is really really messy).
 I remind the students to use little circles when brushes and to get into all the little spots.
 The students really enjoy brushing their molar.
 We practice flossing.  We used half of an egg carton and a piece of yarn.  I showed them how to wrap the yarn/floss around their finger and how to wiggle the floss down each tooth. 

Another activity we completed was stretching out a sentence together about Dental Health.  We decided to write our teeth our healthy and then the students had to illustrate the sentence.  They had to show me how their teeth were healthy or what they could do to keep them healthy.

We also watched two cartoon movies about Dental Health and have a Dentist coming in to talk with the students.

Sight Word Hop
Today I had my students practice sight words by hopping them.  I partnered the kiddos up and then I made a trail around the room.  I assigned one partner to read the words and the other one to be the referee.  I reminded the referees not to tell the answer to their partner but to help by reminding them to sound it out.  Then I had the students start on the trail.  Once the first group reached a certain point, I let the next group go.  After the partners went, they walked back around to the front and the opposite partner read the words.  The students LOVE doing this.  Plus it motivates them to get the words quickly so they can hop around the trail faster.  
Sight Word Hop

Sight Word Hop


  1. I love your dental health ideas! Too cute!
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    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First

  2. I love this sight word idea! I'm going to have to do this with my class asap!

    1. I am glad you like it. I bet your students will too.