For some interesting fun on St. Patrick's Day, challenge students to find as many words as they can, using the letters in leprechaun or shamrock.
There is so much new vocabulary associated with teeth. I've included an alphabetical list of 101 words associated with dental hygiene, several dental hygiene word searches, plus a dental hygiene word journal, where students can write new words as well as their definitions.
1-2-3 Come Do Some Dental Hygiene Activities With Me!
Since so many of you have been dealing with snow days, and were busy with Groundhog Day, 100 Day, Valentine's Day, (perhaps visiting a post office), and President's Day, (Did you study money?) as well as activities for the Winter Olympics, it's no wonder why there's only a few days left to cram in some dental hygiene activities, before we all launch into "stuff" for March is Reading Month.
So that you don't have to, I spent some time making fun dental hygiene things to possibly make life a little bit easier for you. I hope it's not too late for you to use a few of these new FREEBIES with a tooth theme. I'll be finishing up with the rest tomorrow.
For those of you who like to start your themed-units with a KWL, click on the link for a dental hygiene one you can do as a whole group, as well as a template your students can do in their writing journals. Dental Hygiene KWL
Another great way to learn where your students stand on dental hygiene is to do some graphing activities.
Have they lost a tooth? Do they have a cavity? Have they ever been to the dentist? Would they like to be a dentist? What color is their toothbrush and how many times do they brush a day?
These are some of the eight tooth-related graphing questions you can ask your kiddos. Click on the link to view/download the 8 Dental Hygiene Graphs.
Sending a brushing chart home with your students, is also a fun way for them to let you know that they are practicing good dental hygiene. I've designed 4 toothbrushing charts that children can choose from.
They can X off the chart, cover with stickers or color the various icons as they brush. Click on the link to view/download the 4 Brushing Charts.
Studying dental hygiene provides a wonderful way to build vocabulary. To help you, I made an alphabetical list of 101 words that are associated with dental hygiene.
Click on the link to view/download the Dental Hygiene Word packet, which is great for your Daily 5 word work activities too.
After you've watched some dental hygiene videos and perhaps had a dentist visit your classroom, choose several of these graphic organizers to help reinforce the information that they are learning. Click on the link to view/download the dental hygiene graphic organizer packet.
Another way for students to gain more dental hygiene knowledge, is by doing the Flip For Facts File Folder activity.
Take your students to the computer lab, so they can look for information on teeth and how to take care of them.
Students jot down their favorite dental hygiene facts and then write them on the template. I've included tips and links of how to make citations for information found Online.
This activity is a great precursor for writing a report. Click on the link to view/download the Dental Hygiene Flip For Facts File Folder packet.
To incorporate some math skills with your dental hygiene activities, I also designed a Timothy Tooth Counting booklet with a matching center activity.
Students trace and write the numbers and number words, and then draw the appropriate number of teeth in Timothy's mouth. Click on the link to view/download Timothy Tooth's Counting Booklet.
The center activity has large tooth posters. Using dry erase markers, children trace and write the numbers and number words and place that many tooth tiles inside the mouth.
There's also templates for doing some subtraction activities as well. Click on the link to view/download the Counting Teeth Center Packet.
Click on the link to view/download the Take Care Of Your Teeth packet.
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“Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.” -Mallory Hopkins
Challenge your students to make a list of words using the letters in Olympics. I've included a recording sheet, certificates of praise + my list of 77 words.
There are so many things you can do with this Olympic Word Packet. Use the Olympic alphabet cards for games, a bulletin board boarder, puzzles, centers, flashcards, sorting, your word wall etc. There's an alphabetical list of 528 words associated with the Olympics + 364 mini word cards students can alphabetize, or sort into nouns, verbs and adjectives on the Olympic word sorting mat.
Increase vocabulary and practice spelling with 240 words associated with love and Valentine's Day. Includes an alphabetical list + 2 covers, so students can make a Valentine Dictionary. This makes an interesting and relevant Daily 5 word work activity.
1-2-3 Come Do Some Valentine's Day Activities With Me
I had so much fun making things with candy hearts on Monday, that I thought I'd make a few more things for today. If you missed the article, simply scroll down. As usual, my brain was going a zillion miles an hour of what other things I could do with the candy heart generator.
One of the things I made was a set of candy heart color cards. The colors are just the 7 in the box, but sometimes its nice to limit things, especially for younger children. The favorite color and favorite flavor candy heart graphs from yesterday, will compliment these activities.
Print; laminate and trim to make Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has" games. I've also included a cover, if you want your students to make an Itty Bitty Candy Heart Color booklet. Click on the link to view/download the Candy Heart Color Cards.
Contraction activities are often requested, so I thought I'd make a set of those, using 61 contractions.
Students match the word cards to their contractions. You could also have children choose several cards and then write what the contraction or words are, depending on which ones they picked. Click on the link to view/download the Conversation Heart Contraction Cards.
How many words can you make using the letters in the word valentines? Challenge your students to work independently or in small groups. Set a timer, or let teams work on their lists throughout the day.
I came up with a whopping 312 words! When everyone has shared their list, share mine and highlight any that students don't know.
Give some to each team and have them look the words up, and then share their results with the class. I've also included several certificates of praise. Click on the link to view/download the Valentine Word Challenge.
A Valentine Word Search is also a fun way to practice spelling, and build vocabulary. This one has 22 familiar words associated with Valentine's Day, an answer key, plus several links for students to play valentine word searches online, as well as a list of quite a few sites for them to do valentine crossword puzzles.
Including a site where they can make up their own crossword puzzle to share with their classmates. Click on the link to view/download the Valentine Word Find packet.
Finally, I enjoyed making a list of 100+ ways to say "I love you!" in different languages. Challenge your students to each learn 1 or 2.
These would be fun to include in a valentine card students make for their families, or as a jumpstart to having students do some computer research and find 3-5 facts about one of the countries listed. Click on the link to view/download 100 Ways To Say "I love you."
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How many words can you make using the letters in valentines? Challenge your students to find as many as they can before the timer rings.
A quick game to plug into your Groundhog Day activities. Set a timer, or let students work on their list throughout the day. Students can work on this independently or on a team. Includes a list of 66 words that I found. Share the list with your students after they have completed theirs.