Good Dental Health Equals a Beautiful Smile!

This week our second grade class will be learning about dental health. It is important for us to keep our teeth clean and healthy! The U.S. Surgeon General has come up with this list of seven steps to a bright, healthy smile!

1. Brush Teeth and gums with Fluoride Toothpaste at least twice a day, especially after eating breakfast and before bedtime.
2. Visit the Dentist Regularly.
3. Floss Your Teeth Daily.
4. Use Fluoride Rinse for strong, healthy teeth and gums.
5. Limit the number of times you eat snacks each day… and remember to practice healthy eating and get plenty of calcium.
6. Wear a Mouthguard When Playing Sports.
7. Ask your Dental Professional about Dental Sealants.

Here are a couple of fun websites to help us learn more about healthy teeth:

Second grade- go to our class wiki page on dental health to learn more about keeping those teeth fabulous! There is a link to an online video, powerpoint, parent information, and activities to download.

Eat right. Eat smart. Eat healthy!

We are learning about the basics of good, healthy eating and the new food pyramid this month. Proper nutrition is an important part of keeping us happy and healthy. When we eat right, we feel better! A fabulous tool in helping us make good choices with what we eat is the food pyramid. There are 5 main categories of the food pyramid- grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, and meat/beans. These foods help us in different ways and that is why it is important that we eat a well-balanced diet. It is important that we eat smart so we can live a happier life. Plus, if you eat right, you will do better at school! That is incredible!


Listen to the 5-a-day.mp3!

Students, check out our class collaborative wiki page on nutrition to share your knowledge! There is also a link to a nutrition game that is a lot of fun!!

We are Fit Kids

This week our second graders are learning about the importance of healthy choices like washing our hands with warm soap and water and exercising to keep our bodies fit and in shape. If we are healthy in our bodies, our minds can concentrate on learning!

What is your favorite activity that helps you become a fit kid?

Listen to our Fit Kid song- fitkid.mp3