Few things are as exciting to a first grader than losing a tooth. So when someone in Room 123 does, we celebrate! First, we recite the Tooth Cheer:
We also keep track of the number of teeth lost each month, which inspires a variety of math problems.
Students may count how many teeth have been lost altogether. They may compare the number of teeth lost between different months, calculating the difference and sharing how they solve the problem. Figuring out how many teeth they need to lose to beat the month with the highest total is the most popular problem. Lots of thinking from this simple celebration!