Sunday, February 25, 2007

Dental Health Lesson Plan

Homeschool Teacher - Lesson Plan & Newsletter
February 26, 2007
February is National Dental Health Month!

For the Parents: Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood ailment. Here are some tips for keeping your child’s smile healthy!


Legends have it that George Washington’s teeth were made of wood! Read more about it here:

Using what you have read, answer the questions on this worksheet!

What do you think the tooth fairy does with all the teeth she collects? Where does she live? What does she look like? What does she do with all of the teeth she collects? Write a story or draw a picture about the tooth fairy in your journal.
Read this tooth poem

Write your own tooth poem using this worksheet:

Practice the oo sound heard in tooth

Make a tooth necklace. This is a good task for practicing measuring skills.
1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup clear glitter (optional, but makes it sparkle!)
1/3 cup water
Knead the dough to get out any lumps. Have your child flatten a ball of dough for each tooth they want to make.. With a finger have them make a dent at the bottom of the flatten ball. Make a small hole at the top of the tooth with a drinking straw. Bake at 250 for an hour or until hard. When each tooth has cooled, string them on a piece of yarn long enough so that the child can wear them around their neck.
Tooth candy patterns
Make your own patterns with this worksheet:
1. John lost 3 teeth last month and 2 teeth this month. How many teeth has he lost altogether?

2. A baby has 4 teeth and then he grew 2 more. How many teeth does he have now?

3. The tooth fairy had 9 teeth in her magic tooth bag. One of the teeth fell out. How many does she have now?

4. A puppy had 7 teeth in his mouth and then he lost 3 of them. How many teeth does he have now?

5. Sue lost 5 teeth and her sister lost 4 teeth. How many teeth did they lose altogether?


Look through a magazine, cut out foods that are healthy for you and paste them on a piece of paper. On another piece of paper, cut out and paste the foods that are bad for you.

Check out the World’s Craziest Dentist’s Office. Can you find what’s wrong?

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