Monday means doing the 'flag ceremony" before classes begin.
Here we are, watching the procession.
Another point of view.
This year, we set up our screening area in the open dining area rather than moving from classroom to classroom. This approach worked much better with our lower numbers.
Learning with the Grade 2's.
Shannonita, trying to figure out how not to break the aseptic chain while recording. Difficult.
This little boy knew all the answers to our Oral Health review. We decided to use a different approach with our presentations this year. We asked questions right from the start. All the questions pertained to the content of the binder that we have used for the last 4 years. We were pleasantly surprised to see that they remembered all of the functions of teeth, the caries process, and the methods of prevention.
Sam's little boy did not have any caries!
Sam showing a group of Grade 3's how to brush.
See the little girl in a fleece jacket? It's 28 degrees!
This Grade 4 girl shared her sticker with Sam.
No front teeth and no caries. Yay!
Grade 3. Only 5 in this class had decay. A vast improvement from previous years.
The children were very attentive. This is Indira, our presenter and interpreter.
Back to more screenings.
How can you not love that face?
This is Tania. She really took to Rie, a 2007 field school alumni when she was in Kindergarten. Rie: you'll be happy to know that she is doing much better with her oral health.
What are you finding, Shannon?
Okay, how about this face? Look at that smile!
Duraflor varnish on makeshift pads.
Grade 5 students making their way to the presentation.
Es muy importante cepillarse los dientes tres veses por dia.
Such eager learners!
We moved to a classroom at the end of our session there, as they were using the 'dining area' to practice a dance for Mother's Day next week.
Setting up for screening 18 children in this classroom. By the second day, we were in the groove.
Last child to screen this day and no decay! Shannon is a happy camper!
I will post our 3rd day at the Escuela de Primaria next time.