Saturday, February 28, 2009

Preschool Update

In the past three weeks, because of various sick days...snow days...national babies being born...we've only met for preschool three times. We've had good, productive days, but I want to dedicate this post to the really cool Circle Time lessons Miss K put together to teach the kids about keeping their teeth clean and healthy.

She gave the kids some background information about teeth - how many, what they're made of, little teeth vs. big teeth, etc. She explained why it's so important to keep our teeth clean and why crunchy fruits and veggies are so much better for our teeth than sugary snacks or sodas. After explaining that the kids should brush their teeth two times a day and floss daily, she showed them these videos on proper tooth brushing technique.

Next, to illustrate the affect that sugary foods have on our teeth, she dunked a hard boiled egg in soda and left it to soak overnight. The next day, the egg looked like this:

We used fluoride toothpaste and a toothbrush to brush the egg...

...and voila! A nice clean, shiny, bright tooth egg:

On another day, Miss K brought in a set of tooth molds (yes, those are her husband's molds that their family dentist let them have!), and the kids took turns brushing them with proper brushing motions:

Also, she put together a "Happy Tooth/Sad Tooth" sort:

Finally, for Arts & Crafts one day, the kids used a "brush" (a paintbrush) to turn a yellow tooth white:

Once again, very nicely done, Miss K!

Over the course of the three weeks, we did the "R" and "S" stories and verses from My ABC Bible Verses:

"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy," Exodus 20:8

"Seek the Lord while he may be found," Isaiah 55:6

Sorry for the delay between posts! Lots of good stuff going on - hopefully I'll get to blog about it all soon!!


MoziEsmé said...

I love the egg experiment - I want to try it!

mommyme said...

Great ideas! We will try these too.

SurvivingByGrace said...

We tried it but couldn't get the egg to turn color. I thought you meant baking soda! I'm now figuring out it was probably a Coke as we would say in the south? That makes alot more sense. Oops!