"One of Junie B. Jones's top front teeth is loose! Only Junie B. is not that thrilled about this development. Because what if she looks like toothless Uncle Lou? And what's all this tooth fairy business?"
This unit enhances the Barbara Park book with vocabulary and comprehension skills development.
Three reading comprehensions (Your Respiratory System, Diseases of the Respiratory System, Take Care of your Respiratory System) clearly and simply explain how the respiratory system works and how to keep it working.
Start the year with this bulletin board and chart the number of lost teeth among your students all year. Pages for recording lost teeth every month, certificates for lost teeth, class survey of results, and monthly graph included.
[member-created with abctools] Here are a list of key words having to do with dental health. Trace and cut out for a great shapebook, or hang them up, use them for vocabulary, put in your writing center to help with spelling. Have fun!
This unit is a great enhancement to a nutrition lesson, and also works well as a "stand alone". Based on the 2005 food pyramid guide, and featuring imaginative writing prompts, real-life nutrition analysis, graphing, and more.
February is Children's Dental Health month, but any time of year is appropriate for this unit, which includes a reading comprehension, and several science experiments perfectly designed to get children interested in the health of these "visible bones".