I love, love, love her books! They have a lot of great information that is age appropriate!
Our vocabulary words for the week where fluride, bacteria, plaque, enamel, dentin and pulp!
We created a part to whole anchor chart!
We talked about ways to take care of our teeth and why they are important.
How to Care for Your Teeth!
The clip art used in this anchor chart can be found below!
We completed the oh so ever popular egg experiment, using vinegar, coke and fluoride. We first predicted what would happen to each egg, at the end of the week we observed what happened to each egg during the week.
We had such a blast learning about our teeth and I was so over the basic bar graph that I decided to take the challenge of teaching a pie chart. It actually turned out great and the kiddo's really loved it! I started by providing each kiddo a tooth, they then wrote the number of teeth they had lost on the back. We sorted the teeth into piles and then taped them around the circle. The teeth on the outside of the circle represented the number of children that had lost that many of teeth.
We started our unit on winter by talking about what you could do on a snow day.
We read the one of my favorites books ever!
"The Biggest Best Snowman"
Check out our anchor chart on the story elements!
For writing I decided to change things up.
We read a "Snow Globe Family"
We did a lot of prewriting for this activity. I had the studens decide the setting of their snow globe, then they had to draw the setting with them self as the main character. Next they used that picture and a flee map to write their story.