Pre-kindergartners worked on some wonderful stations last week. At the Brush Tooth Station, students used white paint to brush a large white paper tooth. At the Brush Tiles Station, they used red and yellow food coloring to paint tiles which represented teeth. Then they brushed the tiles with “toothpaste” to remove any food or plaque from the teeth.
At the 100 Days of School Station, students counted up to 100 fruit loops using individual mats to aid them in sorting 10 pieces of the cereal at a time. Then they strung each piece of cereal through a string to a create their very own “fruit loop necklace.”
During the Count to 100 Activity, students counted up to 100 and received their own $100 bill with their picture on it. At the bottom of the bill, they had to answer the question, “If you could spend $100, what would you buy?”
At the WOW School Station, students listened to the read-aloud “Wow School” by Robert Neubecker and then created a picture of something they do at school. Afterwards, they organized their amazing and creative pictures into a large collage!
In addition to the “Wow School”, pre-kindergartners also listened to several read-alouds including:
• “The Wolf’s Chicken Stew” by Keiko Kasza
• “One Hundred Hungry Ants” by Elinor J. Pinczes
• “Boots Loses a Tooth” by Sara James
• “My Tooth is Loose” by Martin Silverman
• “The Bear’s Toothache” by David McPhail
• “Tooth Trouble” by Jane Clarke
Students worked on a “Good For Teeth” or “Not Good For Teeth” chart. They cut out pictures from a magazine of food that are either good or bad for your teeth, and then placed the appropriate picture under each heading.
Each student also had the opportunity to have a personalized meeting with Mrs. Kuchler to talk about what they did and what they learned, as well as have some individual reading time.