t is for toothpaste (to paint with)

white paint + blue paint + mint extract = paint that looks and smells like toothpaste!

toothpaste paint

i had tooth shapes on mat board and toothbrushes to brush each tooth with.

toothbrush paint

paint

brush

fun stuff.

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d is for dentist

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oh, joy.  this was more fun than i expected.

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we set up a pretend dentist office in the classroom.  it didn’t take the place of the family corner where dramatic play usually starts.  it was across the room so there was quite a bit of traveling back and forth (as well as wood deliveries from the block corner).

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there was a waiting area, a reception desk and the one patient seat.

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it posed a slight risk to have the clip on lamp, but there were no injuries and the effect was fabulous.

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other supplies included coffee stirrers (as tooth counters), disposable changing pads for bibs and mats, blocks that were used as xray machines, and real xrays!

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we had mirrors for friends to hold which proved helpful for doctor and patient:

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some medicine showed up mid week.  there were a lot of “tickets” written.

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the big toothbrush and teeth were fun.

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and near the end of the week one clever friend “lost” two teeth!

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awesome.

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t is for teeth

circle time

we brushed our teeth with water all week long.  some children brought a toothbrush from home, some used one from ms. stacey and a dentist in town (thank you, again!).

teeth brushing

teeth brushing

teeth brushing

one of our projects was teeth counting and drawing.

teeth counting

teeth drawing

done

every single preschooler had 20 teeth!

r is for roll

our giant tape ball had some action a few weeks ago.

from the sanctuary (also known as “big church room”) down to our classroom.

ball rolling

ball rolling

(i was on my back taking these and the ball rammed the camera into my face.  yikes.)

ball rolling

ball rolling

ball rolling

and if the ball made it’s way around the corner like this to the classroom, that was a “goal.”