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“Letter M is for Mouth (Oral Health) Week” Blog Recap!

Hello all,

“Letter M is for Mouth (Oral Health) Week” was certainly the Most Marvelous week of the 2017-2018 school year yet!  The students entered school each day with so Many letter M shares! Everything from Magnets to Mickey Mouse, Monkeys to Megaphones, and of course, all things Mouth were sent in and shared!  Well, “Letter M is for Mouth (Oral Health) Week” has come and gone.  Read on below to discover the learning that took place and fun that was had throughout the week!

On Monday morning, the students were visited by two very special guests – Dr. Min Jin Kim and Ms. Jessica – from Dear Tooth Fairy: Pediatric Dentistry of Jersey City!  Dr. Kim and Ms. Jessica had heard that it was “Letter M is for Mouth (Oral Health) Week” at PPA and they thought they would come in to discuss the importance of taking good care of the teeth in your mouth!  The students welcomed Dr. Kim and Ms. Jessica to PPA and the learning and fun quickly began!  First, Dr. Kim explained why it was so important to brush your twice a day, for two minutes at a time!  She also explained that it is important for everyone with teeth in their mouth to visit the dentist two times a year.  Dr. Kim explained that TWO is the magic number when it comes to taking good care of our teeth/mouth.  The students had a blast learning all about oral health care.  A special PPA Thank You to Dr. Kim and Ms. Jessica for visiting!  Take a peek below to see some of the highlights from Dr. Kim and Ms. Jessica’s visit to PPA!




Parents:  For more information about Dr. Kim and Dear Tooth Fairy: Pediatric Dentistry of Jersey City, please click here.


The students spent Tuesday and Wednesday morning working one on one with the teachers to complete their Letter M identification/fine motor activity sheets. The teachers were so impressed with how easily the new students recognized the letter M and also how well the older students remembered all things “M” during their morning work!  In the afternoon on Tuesday and Wednesday, the students created the thirteenth letter list of the year! As a whole group, the students took turns brainstorming and contributing words that begin with the letter M and also hunted around the classroom for letter M items!  With what seemed like millions of letter M items to be found inside PPA, the letter M list was full of Many More answers than other less common letter-weeks prior!



Do you see any M shares?

Answer: Motorcycle, Microphone, Mask and Mater!

On Thursday, the students began their artistic exploration of the theme of the week – mouth – as they created a shark mouth art project!  Take a look below to see them in action.



The students Made More Mouth art on Friday as they paint-BRUSHED an icky yellow tooth into a SpArKly clean white tooth!  Here is how they did it!



Thursday and Friday afternoon wrapped up with the conclusion of the Los Colores (Colors) Unit in Spanish class.  Be sure to check back in next week as the students will begin a new unit – La Comida (Food).  The students also enjoyed participating in a technology presentation all about Mouths/Oral Health!  Here is one of the highlights from the presentation!



Well, that is all for “Letter M is for Mouth (Oral Health) Week” – what a Marvelous week it was!  As always, thank you for reading and have a wonderful and safe weekend! See you next week!




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