For Personal Hygiene Week, we wanted to teach our students about the importance of keeping our body clean and healthy. Our activities were based on Ben Magleby’s Sugarbug Doug: All About Cavities, Plaque, and Teeth book.
After having a discussion about dental health, we were ready to practice brushing! Each student was given a styrofoam cup that was colored in yellow watercolor. This signified a dirty tooth with plaque and it was our job to brush our teeth and clean away the yellow stains. We each received a toothbrush with toothpaste and brushed away. This was our favorite part! Afterwards, we were shown what happens when we brush and rinse with water. The cup was put under water and rinsed away the yellow on the cup. The cup (tooth) was now squeaky clean! Yay!
We also read The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist, Teach Your Dragon Good Hygiene, and Germs Are Not for Sharing. To end our week, we had a large group discussion and visual demonstration of how to wipe correctly when we go potty. The dos and don’ts of using toilet paper.
What an exciting week we had, we learned how to keep our bodies clean and healthy! Amazing work, friends!