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Brushing your Teeth


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									Brushing your Teeth
      Presented by:
    Janessa Freeman
          Analyze Learners
 This will be taught to children between the
  ages of 3-5.
 This lesson plan will be used for preschool
 This lesson can be used of gifted, special
  needs, or typically developed students.
    WV Content and State Objectives
 Incorporates good health habits into the routine
  of their day by following common hygiene
  practices: washing hands, brushing teeth,
  covering mouth and nose when coughing or
  sneezing, using and disposing of tissues and
  napkins appropriately
 Learning Criteria- Each child will progress in
  recognizing and adopting good health practices.
   Books
   Computers
   Toothbrush
   Toothpaste
   Videos
   Dental Floss
   16-ounce Soda pop containers
   Spray paint
   Pink craft foam
      Utilize Media and Materials
   Day 1 we will discuss our teeth and the importance of
    them. We will talk about what we use them for and why
    we have them. (Example- we use them to eat, to help
    pronounce our words, to appear pretty to others around
    us.) We will have the children draw pictures of things that
    they eat with their teeth and show them to the class.
    When finished we will hang them up till we are done with
    the unit plan.
   Day 2 we will discuss how many teeth we have and how
    many teeth we loose when we begin to loose our primary
    teeth. We will do math activities to show the children how
    many teeth they have and how many they will loose
    before their permanent teeth come in.
      Day 3 we will begin to show the things that are
    needed to take care of our teeth (dentist, healthy foods,
    toothpastes, toothbrush, floss, ect.) We will then give the
    children their own toothbrush and toothpastes. After this,
    we will view web pages on the internet that show
    pictures of our mouth and pictures of what a dentist
    looks like and what you will see when you go into his
    office for a checkup.
      Day 4 we will do our science experiment where we
    make the largest representation of the teeth out of the
    soda bottles. We will let the children brush the teeth and
    floss. We will then show them, if needed, better ways to
    brush and floss their own teeth. Then we will encourage
    them to talk with their parents about ways that they can
    care for their teeth better.
    Day 5 we will talk about what goes on when we visit the dentist. We will
  try to show a video (if we have one) that shows what really goes on when
  we visit the dentist. This video will help to clear up the things the children
  may have heard that scare them about going to the dentist. We will (if able
  to) have a dentist come in and talk to the class.
     Day 6 we will talk about all the things that could happen if we don’t take
  proper care of our teeth (bad breath, tooth decay, ect.) We will show
  pictures and answer any questions that they may have.
     Day 7 we will have an art lesson with the children and have them draw
  and color pictures of a healthy smile and a smile that has not been properly
  cared for. We will put the bad pictures on one section of the wall and the
  good illustrations of the benefits of proper tooth care on the other wall.
     Day 8 we will put all we have learned to the test and allow each child to
  bring the toothbrush and toothpaste and brush their teeth after lunch. We
  will encourage them to bring a separate toothbrush to school that they can
  leave there in order to brush their teeth everyday after their lunchtime.
   http://www.teachers.net/lessons/posts/247.html - this site gives great
    suggestions on questions to ask children and how to give them
    helpful suggestions. It gives you a list of objectives and activities that
    you can also do. It also provides other sites you can go to or
    encourage the children view in order to learn more about how to
    take care of their teeth.

   http://www.drbunn.com/kids.htm- this site provides the proper ages
    when children should have their teeth cleaned and other things
    dentist due at certain ages in order to keep their teeth healthy. It
    gives suggestions to parents and teachers that will keep children
    interested in caring for their teeth and ways to make it fun for them.

   http://www.momcentral.com/ - This site gives helpful suggestions on
    the things “not” to do in order to help children have healthy teeth. It
    has fun games that you can play with kids to help them have fun.
   http://www.adaycare.com/themes.html - This sites gives game that
    you can play with kids that deal with tooth care but it also gives math
    and art activities that you can also do that relate to taking care of
    their teeth.

   http://www.123child.com/selfconcept/teeth.html - this site gives
    games that children can play. It also gives activities that they can do
    as a group. It lists children books that can help them learn how to
    care for their teeth. It gives art activities and way to use math in
    teaching them about their mouth.

   For Kids- http://kidshealth.org/kid/body/teeth_noSW.html- this
    website is great for kids because relays information in a fun and
    exciting way. It shows bright pictures and tells information in a way
    that kids can understand and stay interested in. It’s easy to navigate
    through this site and it has helpful tabs on the side to show kids
    other information that is available.
  Require Learner Participation
 Colorfulhandouts that have simple
 pictures that they can understand

 Hands-on     Activities

 Provide    them with real life objects
         Evaluate and Revise
 Worksheets  (Example- circle the negative
 objects that don’t promote good oral

 Question   and Answer

 Givethem the opportunity to brush their
 teeth during class and see how well they

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