(to use for free)
for Tooth Day
students will write instructions for the proper way to
brush their teeth.
book or have an open discussion about how to brush
teeth. Tell the students that an alien from
another planet has landed (who happens to have teeth)
and he needs a lesson in how to brush them properly.
with the students the steps that would need to be
written down so the alien would know how to brush his
teeth. For example, turning on the water,
putting the toothpaste on the brush, using a circular
motion on all teeth for at least 2 minutes, rinsing
with water, etc.
Pass out the
and have the children write the steps for proper
brushing. The age of the students will dictate
whether they do this independently or copy the steps
off the class list which was made.
letters to the tooth fairy.
story starter "One night the tooth fairy woke me
up and asked me to fill in for her for the rest of the
night..." or "One day I heard voices coming
from the inside of my head. Boy, was I surprised
when I realized my teeth were talking to me!"
student write accounts of how they lost one of their
teeth (or make up an exciting way they would like to
lose a tooth.) Have the style of writing mimic
that of a newspaper article. Read some short
newspaper articles to relay the style of news report
writing. They must think of a headline, i.e.
"Boy Loses Tooth in Carmel Apple!"
Do a phonics
lesson on the "oo" sound.