Foundation Achievement Standard Lesson 7

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Foundation Achievement Standard Lesson 7 – Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day

Background Info

Oral Health Services NT in 2010 designed a tooth brushing manual with updated information and recommended ways to brush teeth. This song has been written to assist students in learning how to brush their teeth regularly twice a day. Learning in song form is aimed at making teeth rottabrushing an exciting experience. The Rotta mentioned in the song is a character within NT Oral Health’s tooth brushing manual.

 

 

INTRO FOR TEACHERS

Show the students how the teacher says the words and then the children echo the words.

Talk through the words and ask the children what they think the message is at the end of each verse. Write their answers on the whiteboard or an A3 sheet of paper.

Show the students the Rotta character

 

PREPARATION

Print and enlarge a copy of the song and display on the whiteboard.

Whiteboard marker or A3 sheet of paper and textas.

A copy of the toothbrushing manual or a copy of the Rotta character.

Materials for Activity 2

Rotta Character materials: playdough or plasticine – a handful per person, toothpicks, pipe cleaners, goggle eyes (optional) OR environmental materials such as twigs, seeds, leaves, grasses

brush_em_two_timesrotta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACTIVITY 1

SONG and DANCE

Students can create movements to the song and link individual ideas together to make a dance. Alternatively they can march around the school or around the room singing the song with the teacher leading.

BRUSH 'EM 2 TIMES

(Sung to “Sound Off” military marching chant)Teacher sings the line and the students echo

Eat healthy foods, brush twice a daytoothbrush
And you will keep that Rota away
Brush ‘em ..2 times
Brush ‘em ..2 times, 2 times..per day

“Sometimes” foods and those sweet drinks
Encourage the germs so really think
Brush ‘em ..2 times
Brush ‘em.. 2 times, 2 times..per day!

Germs will make your teeth decay
Drink more water to keep ‘em away
Brush ‘em ..2 times
Brush ‘em.. 2 times, 2 times..per day!

Download the Lyric Sheet Here

ACTIVITY 2

rottaAsk students to design a Rotta character using the materials supplied (if using environmental materials they can be collected prior to the lesson or the children can go outside in small groups and collect materials but the lesson will be longer than 60 minutes)

Once they have made an ugly Rotta, ask them to give it a new name and write their own name on a tag (B5 sheet size or cardboard or paper) Display the Rotta and the Tag on a bench in the room. Some could be displayed in the front foyer of the school. You could also make a large mouth or a large tooth and stick the Rottas on and around the central figure.

 

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