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“Letter T is for Teeth Week” Blog Recap!

Hello all,

“Letter T is for Teeth Week” was certainly the most Tubular, Terrific, and Tremendous week of the 2015-2016 school year yet!  The students entered school each day with what seemed like Trillions of Letter T shares! Everything from T-Rex to Turtles, Trains to Tigers, and of course, all things TooThy were sent in and shared!  There were Tons of Letter T books that were sent in including some PPA class favorites: Tickle The Duck by Edward Long and Listen To My Trumpet by Mo Willems!   Well, “Letter T is for Teeth Week” has come and gone.  Read on below to discover the learning that took place and fun that was had throughout the week!

The students spent Monday and Tuesday morning working one on one with the teachers to complete their Letter T identification/fine motor activity sheets. The teachers were so impressed with how easily the new students recognized the letter T and also how well the older students remembered all things “T” during their morning work!  In the afternoon on Monday and Tuesday, the students created the twentieth letter list of the year! As a whole group, the students took turns brainstorming and contributing words that begin with the letter T and also hunted around the classroom for letter T items!  With what seemed like Tons of letter T items to be found inside PPA, the letter T list was full of many more answers than other less common letter-weeks prior!   Take a look at the list that Tuesday’s group came up with!


Letter T MW List and Shares


What letter T shares do YOU see?

Answer: Tambourine, Train, Tomato, and a Teapot!

On Wednesday, the students began their art exploration of the letter T theme of the week – Teeth!  Now the discussion was not about human teeth, it was about animal teeth!  The students brainstormed a list of all the animals they could think of that had teeth!  After the list was created, the students sorted the animals into categories – big teeth or little teeth.  The students came up with a third category of sharp (or dangerous) teeth.  The students quickly learned that most animals fit in the dangerous category – particularly the WiLd animals!  (The topic of pet safety was also touched on – just as a reminder!)  For their morning work, the students created the following animalistic tooth brushing art project to help remember that it is always importance of brushing your teeth twice a day!


Dino Teeth


Since it was letter T week, the teachers decided that the new vocabulary unit of study in Spanish class should also be a T-themed one!  Transportacion (Transportation) is the new unit that the students will be investigating over the next few weeks.  Take a look below to see some of the vocabulary they will be learning.


Carro – Car

Bicicleta – Bike

Barco – Boat

Avión – Plane

Tren – Train

Camión – Truck

Autobús – Bus

Helicóptero – Helicopter


The tooth fun continued on Thursday as the students were called over to the morning work table.  Upon their arrival, the students were asked, “What do we have to do in order to take care of our teeth?”  Answers included: eat healthy food, drink lots of water and milk, and of course, brush them!  Things became quite silly when Miss Taryn asked if we use a brush like the one we use when combing our hair?  The students giggled as they reminded Miss Taryn that the type of brush we use to keep our teeth clean is called a toothbrush (not a hairbrush or a comb)!  The teachers then explained that brushing our teeth helps get rid of the germs and food that are left (and sometimes) hiding in our mouth!  The students were fascinated to learn that left over food and germs that sit on their teeth too long can make their teeth weaker and even change the color of teeth from white to an icky yellow or brown.  The students vowed to always remember to brush their teeth – at least twice a day – to make sure their teeth remain pearly white and super strong!  In fact, the students spent the morning “paint” brushing their teeth to create the following Happy Tooth art project!


Happy teeth


After Spanish class on Thursday, the students participated in a St. Patrick’s Day parade around the classroom!  They sure were proud to show their green!  What a fun day it was!


st pats


Things got really silly on Friday morning as the Toothy art continued and the students created over sized, toothy smile masks using mini marshmallows!  Take a look below to see how WaCkY they turned out!


toothy mouth


In the afternoon on Friday, the students participated in a technology presentation all about oral health and hygiene!  They particularly loved learning about what happens at the dentist office!   The students learned about why it is important to brush their teeth as well as some fun songs all about brushing shiny teeth!  Click below to groove to this toothy tune! Enjoy!


 Parents: Click below for more information on how to properly brush your child’s teeth.


Well, that wraps up “Letter T is for Teeth Week”. Thank you for reading and remember – ALWAYS BRUSH YOUR TEETH! Have a wonderful weekend!




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