February is Dental Health Month. One of the parents of our students is a dentist. M.'s mom came in to speak to us about taking care of our teeth. The children were excited to see her as they are familiar with her and see her dropping M. off at school.
Dr. L. brought in a dinosaur and a large toothbrush to show the children how to brush their teeth properly. She taught them a little rhyme to help them remember the proper technique.
Up like a rocket. Down like the rain. Back and forth like a choo choo train.
Dr. L. made a chart showing a healthy tooth and a decaying tooth. A basket was placed in front of each tooth. She then distributed wooden and plastic food pieces to the children. She asked the children to look at their food to decide whether or not it was good for your teeth or bad for your teeth. The children then placed their food in the appropriate baskets. They absolutely loved this part of her visit!
Although this is Dr. L's fifth year with us, this is the first time she has come in to speak to us. We all enjoyed her very Montessori presentation and look forward to another visit in the future.