February is Dental Health Month! These dental health activities, children’s book suggestions, and dental health crafts are perfect for teaching and getting your students excited about taking proper care of their teeth! Great for kindergarten, first, and second grades!
February is Dental Health month!  We are celebrating during the last week of February, since the month is packed full of so many other holidays and celebrations.  Our school nurse and a local dentist office will be coming in next week to teach our students about the benefits of proper dental health and how to properly take care of their teeth.  I wanted to share some teacher approved videos, children's books, activities, crafts, and my lesson plans for the week in case you needed some ideas for your dental health unit.

I have quite a few dental health books that I love.  I had to narrow it down for the week due to time constraints.  I teach in themes, so everything we do this week will have to do with dental health.  These are the books I will teach explicitly from throughout the unit.  You can find them all on Amazon and a couple through Scholastic.  I got quite a few during the Scholastic $1 sale last year.



Here are some videos I compiled to share throughout the week.  They are great for kindergarten through second grade.

Peppa Pig and the Tooth Fairy


Crest Dental Defenders Video


Toothbrushing Song


Dudley Visits the Dentist


Berenstain Bears - Visit the Dentist


Dentist Video (Sesame Street)


Brush Your Teeth


Colgate: How to Have a Bright Smile




You can find our lesson plans below.  For the ELA plans, I pulled from two resources: my Dental Health Unit and from a little freebie pack I have uploaded as a Google doc for you.  There were some skills our kinders really needed to work on so I created some extras tailored to their current needs.  If yours have those same needs, feel free to grab it.  The unit has lots of fun activities and crafts, but due to a dentist and our school nurse coming in to do two different lessons, I couldn't squeeze them all in.  So, I created some quick word work for those days.  We use the Guiding Kinders Math Workshop for math, as well as Number Talks.



Monday, we will be reading this book that has lots of great information about teeth.  We will be making a this little tooth craft and putting together a sentence.  The sentence scramble is in the freebie below.

February is Dental Health Month! These dental health activities, children’s book suggestions, and dental health crafts are perfect for teaching and getting your students excited about taking proper care of their teeth! Great for kindergarten, first, and second grades!



Tuesday, we will be rereading the same book and watching one of the videos from above.  Then we will make the mouth craft above listing reasons from the text that we brush our teeth.  We will be prepared when the dentist gets there to answer questions! ;)

This book below is really cute!  You can sing it and then make this little how-to brush my teeth flap book.  We aren't going to get to this but it would have been fun to do!

February is Dental Health Month! These dental health activities, children’s book suggestions, and dental health crafts are perfect for teaching and getting your students excited about taking proper care of their teeth! Great for kindergarten, first, and second grades!

I love all of The Night Before books.  This one is super cute!  In the story, the main character writes a note to the tooth fairy.  We are going to make our own little tooth fairy pillow!  Students can use it to put their tooth in with a note to the tooth fairy!  

February is Dental Health Month! These dental health activities, children’s book suggestions, and dental health crafts are perfect for teaching and getting your students excited about taking proper care of their teeth! Great for kindergarten, first, and second grades!

February is Dental Health Month! These dental health activities, children’s book suggestions, and dental health crafts are perfect for teaching and getting your students excited about taking proper care of their teeth! Great for kindergarten, first, and second grades!

Moose's Loose Tooth is so fun!  We will make the craft and go on a tooth hunt!  I have put sight words on teeth cards and students will hunt for the lost teeth all over the classroom.  They are going to use toothbrushes to read the room.  The tooth hunt is in the freebie, too.

February is Dental Health Month! These dental health activities, children’s book suggestions, and dental health crafts are perfect for teaching and getting your students excited about taking proper care of their teeth! Great for kindergarten, first, and second grades!

 

The tooth fairy has a tough job!  This book is always a hit.  We will also be doing a beginning sounds BINGO from the freebie pack.  You can use marshmallows to cover each letter since they look like teeth.

February is Dental Health Month! These dental health activities, children’s book suggestions, and dental health crafts are perfect for teaching and getting your students excited about taking proper care of their teeth! Great for kindergarten, first, and second grades!


Graphics: Creative Clips, Colleen Alaniz
Fonts: KG Fonts, CC Fonts


After we taught the letter P, our littles became obsessed with Peppa Pig.  I had the Peppa Pig Tooth Fairy book, so we thought it would be fun to do Peppa Pig on Friday.  We are making a craft, and I will get it uploaded for you soon if you want to use it next year.  I just wasn't sure how it was going to turn out and didn't want to post it just yet.  I also ordered a little Peppa Pig plush to use that day as a reward incentive.  Students can earn to get to take care of her.  They just love doing that!  

How do you teach dental health?  It's such an important part of staying healthy and something a lot of kids are not taught at home.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great last week of February!

February is Dental Health Month! These dental health activities, children’s book suggestions, and dental health crafts are perfect for teaching and getting your students excited about taking proper care of their teeth! Great for kindergarten, first, and second grades!







This Presidents’ Day unit is pack full of Presidents’ Day activities to engage your students in their learning about our two most famous presidents.  The Presidents’ Day crafts are sure to be a hit with your class!  The pack has a focus on identifying key ideas and details in the text, as well as work on persuading others’ to vote for your candidate for your very own classroom election.  It’s perfect for a one week study for grades kindergarten through second.  Presidents Day craft | art |education

February is the one of those months that is just packed full of holiday greatness!  I love incorporating all of the fun themes!  Presidents' Day is coming up very soon and I wanted to plan some fun things that I knew my students would love!  I teach kindergarten, but I have modified all of these presidential activities for first and second grades, too.  We are focusing on identifying key ideas and details within the text, so that's what I decided to make the core comprehension skill in this unit.  Add a few cute crafts and my favorite presidential books and we are all set!  

This Presidents’ Day unit is pack full of Presidents’ Day activities to engage your students in their learning about our two most famous presidents.  The Presidents’ Day crafts are sure to be a hit with your class!  The pack has a focus on identifying key ideas and details in the text, as well as work on persuading others’ to vote for your candidate for your very own classroom election.  It’s perfect for a one week study for grades kindergarten through second.  Presidents Day craft | art |education

So, these are probably my top 5 Presidents' Day books.  I have more that I use, but you can only fit so many in within a week.  This year, I went with these for our upcoming study.  I have ordered some better George Washington books this year.  I have the Kindle version of them, but I think it's important to have the actual books so they aren't pictured.  I love George Washington and the General's Dog by Frank Murphy and The First President by Baby Professor for kindergarten.  The ones I had on hand were a little to long for them.

This Presidents’ Day unit is pack full of Presidents’ Day activities to engage your students in their learning about our two most famous presidents.  The Presidents’ Day crafts are sure to be a hit with your class!  The pack has a focus on identifying key ideas and details in the text, as well as work on persuading others’ to vote for your candidate for your very own classroom election.  It’s perfect for a one week study for grades kindergarten through second.  Presidents Day craft | art |education

We are doing our Presidents' Day unit the week of the holiday, so it's only a four-day week.  I will have to cram two days into one.  Day One will go pretty quickly so I will read this book as an intro and students will register to vote in our classroom election later in the week.  This book is ADORABLE!  If you don't have it, order it NOW from Scholastic.  It's super cute!

This Presidents’ Day unit is pack full of Presidents’ Day activities to engage your students in their learning about our two most famous presidents.  The Presidents’ Day crafts are sure to be a hit with your class!  The pack has a focus on identifying key ideas and details in the text, as well as work on persuading others’ to vote for your candidate for your very own classroom election.  It’s perfect for a one week study for grades kindergarten through second.  Presidents Day craft | art |education

I can't wait to read My Teacher is President to my kindergarteners.  We are going to use the key details about a teacher to also try to persuade others' to vote for me in the classroom election.  I'll be going up against Duck, so I'll need all the help I can get!  I also can't wait to see their depictions of me with this craft.  Should be interesting...

This Presidents’ Day unit is pack full of Presidents’ Day activities to engage your students in their learning about our two most famous presidents.  The Presidents’ Day crafts are sure to be a hit with your class!  The pack has a focus on identifying key ideas and details in the text, as well as work on persuading others’ to vote for your candidate for your very own classroom election.  It’s perfect for a one week study for grades kindergarten through second.  Presidents Day craft | art |education

Duck will be the second candidate in our election for President.  This book is just hysterical and never gets old.  They will also be recording key details from the text and recording reasons to vote for Duck.  This craft is just darling, and I know they will love it!  The last time we made Duck at Christmas, they giggled throughout the entire thing.  They were so excited when it was completed.  

This Presidents’ Day unit is pack full of Presidents’ Day activities to engage your students in their learning about our two most famous presidents.  The Presidents’ Day crafts are sure to be a hit with your class!  The pack has a focus on identifying key ideas and details in the text, as well as work on persuading others’ to vote for your candidate for your very own classroom election.  It’s perfect for a one week study for grades kindergarten through second.  Presidents Day craft | art |education

I have already told you about the George Washington books that we will be using, but I will also be showing a BrainPop JR. video.  I'll do the same with Abraham Lincoln.

This Presidents’ Day unit is pack full of Presidents’ Day activities to engage your students in their learning about our two most famous presidents.  The Presidents’ Day crafts are sure to be a hit with your class!  The pack has a focus on identifying key ideas and details in the text, as well as work on persuading others’ to vote for your candidate for your very own classroom election.  It’s perfect for a one week study for grades kindergarten through second.  Presidents Day craft | art |education

This book about Abe Lincoln's Hat is really good!  I did not know all of the history about his famous hat until I read this story.  It's very interesting and all of the accounts are true.  It's a perfect book for identifying key ideas and details.
This Presidents’ Day unit is pack full of Presidents’ Day activities to engage your students in their learning about our two most famous presidents.  The Presidents’ Day crafts are sure to be a hit with your class!  The pack has a focus on identifying key ideas and details in the text, as well as work on persuading others’ to vote for your candidate for your very own classroom election.  It’s perfect for a one week study for grades kindergarten through second.  Presidents Day craft | art |education

I am a firm believer in keeping your graphic organizers consistent.  Students will start internalizing these while reading if you use the same ones enough within a skill.  I came up with this one for identifying details to start getting kids ready for main ideas and details, since that is such a huge skill!

This Presidents’ Day unit is pack full of Presidents’ Day activities to engage your students in their learning about our two most famous presidents.  The Presidents’ Day crafts are sure to be a hit with your class!  The pack has a focus on identifying key ideas and details in the text, as well as work on persuading others’ to vote for your candidate for your very own classroom election.  It’s perfect for a one week study for grades kindergarten through second.  Presidents Day craft | art |education

At the end of the unit, students will cast their vote for their teacher or for Duck.  I made a new ballot box this year.  It's just a shoe box wrapped in craft paper.  I included templates for the letters and stars in the pack so you could make your own.  I also tried to make the ballots very simple for our young voters.

This Presidents’ Day unit is pack full of Presidents’ Day activities to engage your students in their learning about our two most famous presidents.  The Presidents’ Day crafts are sure to be a hit with your class!  The pack has a focus on identifying key ideas and details in the text, as well as work on persuading others’ to vote for your candidate for your very own classroom election.  It’s perfect for a one week study for grades kindergarten through second.  Presidents Day craft | art |education

After students vote, instead of getting a sticker, they get to make these fun buttons!  It's just paper, but they turned out so cute.  I usually attach stuff to kids' shirts with a paper clip.  But if you want to get fancy, you could hot glue one of those pins to the back of it.  
This Presidents’ Day unit is pack full of Presidents’ Day activities to engage your students in their learning about our two most famous presidents.  The Presidents’ Day crafts are sure to be a hit with your class!  The pack has a focus on identifying key ideas and details in the text, as well as work on persuading others’ to vote for your candidate for your very own classroom election.  It’s perfect for a one week study for grades kindergarten through second.  Presidents Day craft | art |education

Here is everything that is included in the Presidents' Day ELA unit below.  But I am also throwing in a FREEBIE for everyone!  Keep scrolling!

This Presidents’ Day unit is pack full of Presidents’ Day activities to engage your students in their learning about our two most famous presidents.  The Presidents’ Day crafts are sure to be a hit with your class!  The pack has a focus on identifying key ideas and details in the text, as well as work on persuading others’ to vote for your candidate for your very own classroom election.  It’s perfect for a one week study for grades kindergarten through second.  Presidents Day craft | art |education

We need some practice during our word work time with a few previous skills, so I created a freebie no prep pack for that week.  You can grab it below.
Free Presidents' Day Word Word Freebie for Kindergarten

I hope you have a great upcoming week!  Thanks for stopping by!  Wish me luck in our classroom election! ;)

This Presidents’ Day unit is pack full of Presidents’ Day activities to engage your students in their learning about our two most famous presidents.  The Presidents’ Day crafts are sure to be a hit with your class!  The pack has a focus on identifying key ideas and details in the text, as well as work on persuading others’ to vote for your candidate for your very own classroom election.  It’s perfect for a one week study for grades kindergarten through second.  Presidents Day craft | art |education









Have you seen these adorable felt Valentine envelopes in the Target Dollar Spot area?  They are actually only $1 and when I saw them, I knew I had to incorporate them somehow, somewhere!  They have the large ones above, as well as the smaller ones like in the picture below in the holiday section.  I wanted to share a couple ideas with you I had for this cuteness and hear your ideas on how you would use or are using these envelopes.


My little ones are so into working for little treats and rewards.  I thought it would be so cute if when they came in in the mornings, Cupid would have left them a little love note with a little treat!  And the Cupid's Love Note idea was born!  


I made up some love notes with all different kinds of compliments on them from academics to friendship to great behavior.  I printed them all out and have them stowed away with the envelopes.  I select a few students per day to receive the note so that by Valentine's Day, they each have received a fun note.  I also make them understand that they can keep the note but not the envelope because Cupid needs those to leave more notes the following day. :) I can't let those things out of my sight!


I include a little treat with the note.  I found the items below at Walmart in the holiday section, but I am also doing the conversation hearts and Valentine candy corn to mix it up.  It also looks like magic Cupid dust when you sprinkle the candy.  I will have to post those pics on Instagram so that you can see!!!



I am also using the envelopes for centers.  The centers below are the ones I used in second grade last year.  These were perfect for our ELA center time.  They are super easy to put together if you need something for next week.  Just print, laminate, cut, and stuff into the envelope!  You can click any of the pics below to grab the centers.

         


         

And if you have followed me for a while, you know that it's a yearly tradition to have a Valentine's Sock Hop Party.  If you need your party all planned out for you, you can click the pack below and grab it for FREE!  Everything you need is there, except for the food and game gear, of course.  It's one of my favorite things we do all year.  

      

Below are our Valentines from last year.  The penguins were my favorite, but the boys were all about those rockets!  They turned out so cute!  If you need some Valentines to make with your class, you can click the pics below to check those out.  I used a lot of scrapbook paper for them that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.




If the sock hop is too much for you, you can grab this party letter below.  It's for a more simple party with Valentine Trail Mix and Cupid Floats.  Just send this letter home and you are ready to go! 


I hope you have found some helpful ideas for Valentine's Week!  I am all about making it easier for you!  Let me know if you have some cute ideas for those envelopes by commenting below!  Have a great week!