Topic Mini-Research & Literature Activities   

How to take care of your teeth, and what to expect when you see the Dentist

This topic was developed for Mrs. Bennett's Kindergarten class at Lanier Elementary school
Designed by: Mike Phillips, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher.






Tooth Brush

How many times a day should you brush your teeth?  Brushing is very important. Click here for the answer.


What happens at the dentist office?  A dentist looks at your teeth.   click here for the answer.

Lost tooth

What should you do if you loose a tooth?  You should always wear a mouth guard when playing sports. Find out what Frankie does by clicking here for the answer.


What are cavities? Visit a dentist to help keep your teeth healthy.   Click on cavities for the answer.

Topic Real-World Activity

     Hello, I'm Dr. Floss and I need your help.  My job is to visit the schools, and educate kindergarten students just like your self on proper care of your teeth.  The problem is that I have a busy schedule and I can't make it to your class.  I need you to help me teach your friends about how to take care of their teeth.  It is very important that you pay close attention to the directions.  Remember I am depending on you

Steps for Topic Real-World Activity

1.) Pay careful attention to Mouthy on Mouth Power and listen for his directions.

2.) After visiting the website, pretend that you are the teacher, and you are going to teach the class on how to take care of their teeth.

 3.) Next, meet Marty, and find out what happens at the dentist office.

4.) Draw and label a picture of what you could use to help keep your teeth clean. 


Topic-Relate Literature Activity


Topic Literature activity  using critical thinking questions

1.)     Suppose your brother or sister are going to the dentist, how could you help prepare them for their visit?

2.)     Going to the dentist can be scary.  Pretend that you are the dentist, how could you help comfort sister bear while at the dentist office? 







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