Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday and the Tooth Fairy

The Tooth Fairy... for preschoolers it is a legend only second to Santa Claus. I mean you lose a tooth and you get money under your pillow. Even though they have no real concept of money and it's monetary value, it doesn't matter, they know money is IMPORTANT. It seems so unbelievable to a preschooler. Especially one that doesn't have an older sibling who has already encounter this amazing turn of events. For those who have older siblings, the wait can almost be to much to bear. My own preschooler asks many times a month, "Will MY teeth ever fall out??!!" in that famous whine only a preschooler can do. So, I thought a great way to end our Dental Health week was with a book about Tooth Fairy's.

We read the story "Twas the Night Before the Tooth Fairy" by Natasha Wing. It was a cute book about a boy who has a loose tooth and can't wait for it to come out. His Parent's come up with some idea's on how to get it out, but it finally comes out when his dog knocks him over. He then puts in under his pillow for the Tooth Fairy, who comes in the night. He happens to be awake :) and peeks out of one eye at the Tooth Fairy, who flutters around the room. When she leaves he peeks under his pillow... and there, to his surprise and delight is a Spanking New Dollar!! It is a very cute book, with the cadence of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to it.

When we were through reading the book, twice, we went off to Quiet Work. In the Centers were... Sand Studio, Rice Table, I put out a peg/number work, blocks, and some emergent reader work (which is a one on one time with me). At the Art Center the kids got to make Tooth Fairy Boxes. We talked about all the different ways that people hide their teeth for the Tooth Fairy. On Monday we will add special jewels, since the paint didn't dry quick enough today.

Thinking about how short this month is and all we were worried about fitting in, I can't believe I got most of it in. Plus some :) The visit to the elementary school was great and not really planned at the beginning of the month. Now, on to March... Dr. Seuss's Birthday, 2 Preschoolers turn 5, St. Patricks Day, and the lead up to Easter. Another busy month a head. I better get planning.

For lunch today we had pretzels, PB&J, Fresh Strawberries, and Milk. Yum!!!

1 comment:

  1. What a great picture! I am going to have to get that book! Thanks for sharing!