1st Grade Specials
NFS Curriculum Update :: December, 2014
First graders are in the full swing of their dental unit. Children are eager and enthusiastic to tell about their losses and how their mouths are changing. Students will learn about what is inside their teeth and why we lose our baby teeth. With the help of our puppet friend, Choppers, students learn their teeth are made of calcium and when the enamel is lost, cavities can easily be formed. They will learn that saliva breaks down food, and that saliva, like vinegar, will eat away at the enamel. Students will watch an egg in vinegar over a week and see how the shell deteriorates over time. They will see a demonstration with red paint about how plaque sticks between your teeth when you don’t floss. This will lead to re-learning how to brush teeth properly. Then we will use dissolved disclosing tablets, which will show in pink any areas they missed when brushing.