Tooth Fairies, Teeth, & a Little Bit of Money

Have you ever wondered what the Tooth Fairy does with all those teeth?!?!  We asked ourselves that same question and the kids came up with some pretty clever answers!  First, we read a little book…
What Do the Fairies Do With All Those Teeth? - Dental Health Month Books for Kids
And for a little reader’s response, the kids wrote about what they thought the tooth fairies did with their teeth!  And they made some cute little scrapbook tooth fairies to go along with their writing.
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  This is probably my favorite thing we’ve done to date!  I LOVE how they turned out!
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The kids did pretty much ALL of the work themselves.  I showed them an example, but told them they could make their fairies look however they wanted. I cut out the heads, arms, & legs.  I also cut out the star on the wand {using our die cuts}. I really wanted them to focus on the writing piece more than the art…but I LOVE how different they all came out!!! 
The kids have been having *12 kinds of* fun using their “teeth” and mouth math mats for dental themed problem solving in our math journals.  I know this is all shades of ridiculous, but I really love problem solving with the kids!  I think it’s so neat for kids to talk about their problem solving strategies and see that even though they solve problems in different ways, they can still come up with the same answers!!dentalhealth1dentalhealth2
Graphic courtesy of Scrappin' Doodles
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The mouth mats and problem solving prompts are included in my Dental Health Mini Unit on TpT.
We’re still truckin’ along with money, too.
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  This was one of the activities in my Coin Collection packet on TpT.

One of our word work activities was sorting /ee/ & /ea/ words.  The kids loved it!  I love hearing them when they find one of these vowel combos in their reading books…they get so dang excited! 
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Graphic courtesy of Scrappin' Doodles
This little activity is in my Dental Health Mini Unit, too. You can grab it at TpT if you’re still in the market for some tooth trouble ;)

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be learning about Patriotic Symbols, Presidents, & TEXAS {yee-haw!} in our social studies curriculum, so be on the lookout for LOTS of fun stuff!!  In addition to all that greatness, we’ll be knee deep in Open House preparation and Deanna Jump’s America Unit is the inspiration for this year’s theme!!  It couldn’t have come at a better time!!  Stay tuned for lotsa fun stuff!!  I’ll also be posting a March Madness Mega Pack of literacy, math, & science activities on TpT this weekend!!  Get excited….HA!!!!

13 comments:

  1. Every time I click on your blog, you have something FABULOUS! Love the tooth fairies, they are adorable!
    Monica
    http://footballnut-mikey.blogspot.com/

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  2. OMG! The tooth fairies are just TOO cute!!

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  3. Omiword, stashing away the tooth fairy cuties! LOVE. IT.

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  4. Those are some daaaaannnnngggg cute tooth fairies! I can just imagine those cuties on my bulletin board!
    -Rachelle
    whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com

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  5. Love the tooth fairies. Can't wait to do them next year :)

    Jodi
    www.fun-in-first.blogspot.com

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  6. Adorable!!!! Makes me {{almost}} wish I was in school this week.
    Jenn
    http://finallyinfirst.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love Olivia's response. You can tell her I think she's got the right idea about the tooth fairy.
    Love this idea! Thanks again!

    I just did your Foot Book lesson with my class today. They loved it. However, my large foot isn't as well formed as yours. It looks a bit deformed. Oh Well! At least it has five toes...

    -Andi
    http://madeinfirstgrade.blogspot.com

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  8. Love the tooth fairy! I sent you a email..get back to me on the other.
    Tammy Daniels
    Tam118dans@gmail.com

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  9. I purchased your mini unit and LOVE it! It fits in my human body unit so nicely.

    Thanks!

    =)
    mrs tabb

    anotherdayinfirstgrade.blogspot.com

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  10. I used some of your unit this week and linked you on my blog. thanks so much!! =)

    mrs. tabb

    anotherdayinfirstgrade.blogspot.com

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  11. We loved your tooth fairy idea and were inspired to use it our classrooms as well! You can see our "inspired by The First Grade Parade" tooth fairies on our blog at:

    dualtrio.blogspot.com

    We are big fans of your work and use your TPT products often!

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