ALEX Lesson Plan


Good Hygiene: Hands and Teeth

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Author:Tammie Chesser
System: Covington County
School: Red Level High School
  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 13059


Good Hygiene: Hands and Teeth


During this technology based hands-on lesson, students explore the Internet to learn about the importance of hand washing and teeth brushing. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate these methods of guarding their health.
 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
Technology Education
TC2 (2009)
Grade: K-2
2 ) Identify applications and operations of various technology systems.

Examples: applications—word processing, multimedia presentation software

-  operations—opening, closing, and saving files

•  Using accurate terminology related to technology
Example: "press," not "hit," keys

•  Using input devices to enter letters, numbers, and symbols
•  Using special functions of input devices
Example: keyboard shortcuts

•  Labeling storage media
•  Removing storage media safely
Technology Education
TC2 (2009)
Grade: K-2
7 ) Use digital tools to access and retrieve information.

Examples: online libraries, multimedia dictionaries, search engines, directories

•  Evaluating accuracy of digital content
Example: determining fact versus opinion

Local/National Standards:


Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will demonstrate the proper way to wash their hands. Students will demonstrate the proper way to brush their teeth.

Additional Learning Objective(s):

 Preparation Information 

Total Duration:

61 to 90 Minutes

Materials and Resources:

Liquid soap, Germs Make Me Sick by Melvin Berger and Marylin Hafner, water (sink), toothbrush and toothpaste packets

Technology Resources Needed:

Computers with Internet access, LCD projector


The teacher can order free packets of toothpaste and toothbrushes from the Crest website.
1.)Begin the lesson by asking students if they have ever had a cold or been sick. Then ask students how they got sick. List students' responses on the board.

2.)Read Germs Make Me Sick to the class. Discuss germs and how they can make us sick. Have students list ways to keep germs from making us sick. Review the site below and discuss germs.
(Germs, Germs, Everywhere)
This site teaches many facts about germs.

3.)Discuss how hand washing can help us get rid of germs. Demonstrate the proper way to wash hands. Visit the site below to learn more about hand washing.
(The Importance of Hand Washing)
This site teaches students why it is important to keep our hands clean.

4.)Show students the poster from the site below and allow them to practice washing their hands. (It may also be printed out and enlarged to poster size.)
(Be a Germ - Buster)
This site has a poster to help students remember the steps to wash their hands.

5.)Tell students that hand washing is one way we keep our bodies healthy. Ask students what else we can do to stay healthy. Discuss ways to keep our teeth healthy. Show students the poster from the website below.
(Tooth Brushing Poster)
This poster show the steps for brushing teeth.

6.)Review how to keep teeth healthy by going over the importance of teeth. Visit the website below.
(Taking Care of Your Teeth)
This site list important facts about teeth.

7.)Then allow students to go to the site below and take a trip with a boy to the dentist. This is an interactive site where students learn about having healthy teeth.
(Visit the Dentist with Marty)
This is a read aloud book students can interact with as they read about the dentist.

8.)After students have completed the interactive book, allow them to demonstrate the proper way to brush their teeth or have the school nurse or a dental hygienist come to class as a guest speaker to demonstrate proper tooth brushing.

9.)Conclude the lesson by reviewing the steps for hand washing and teeth brushing.

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Assessment Strategies

Complete a checklist on each student to assess if he/she properly washed hands and brushed teeth.


Students can listen/learn Henry's Theme Song. Read the story, Miss Bindergarten Stays Home From Kindergarten by Joseph Slate.



Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom accommodations for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions; poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

Presentation of Material Environment
Time Demands Materials
Attention Using Groups and Peers
Assisting the Reluctant Starter Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior
Be sure to check the student's IEP for specific accommodations.