Tuesday, February 27, 2007
YEAH!! IT'S A FIELD TRIP!
What a way to start the week! Corynn's montessori class went on a field trip on Monday. We went to an orthodontist's office (a classmate's mom). The children were learning about how to care for their teeth and what happens at the first visit to the dentist. Before we left the school- the kids sang the toothbrushing song- which was completely adorable...it had actions and everything. Then the kids were divided up and put in cars... Corynn was super shy and didn't want to pick friends to ride with us - so this little boy named Ryan said he just had to ride with Corynn because she was his bestest friend! It was cute- she is constantly coming home from school with stories about her friend Ryan - now I know he likes her too and she's not a little stalker kid! =0)
We get to the office and I was completely floored. My dentist office never looked like that! It's in a new complex behind Campbell's Nursery on 56th street and it was BEAUTIFUL! It has hardwood floors through out most of it, a play room for the kids, comfy fabric covered chairs in the waiting room (not the typical-make-your-butt-fall-asleep kind) and flat screen tvs above every chair so you can watch tv/movies while they work! Now if my dentist office was like this... I would have gone more often. DANG!
They made molds of the kids' fingers so they could see the process that is followed when making molds of patient's teeth. It was really pretty cool! It dried super quick- which is good, I guess- especially if you have to bite down on it.
They made balloon hats for all the kids. It's hard to tell in these pix, but there are 18 kids in Corynn's class. And they made balloon hats for all of them- 18 3 and 4 year olds in one office with a bunch of balloon hats. Yeah- and they made the mistake of handing them out at the beginning of the tour. I would say 4 or 5 actually made it back to the school. The kids had fun though! They usually make balloon animals for the patients- how cool! The kids all got a new toothbrush, floss, toothpaste, a brushing chart and stickers, and a check list for the first visit.
It was fun - the best part was being able to see Corynn interact with her friends. She is pretty shy, despite that she socializes quite well. The other cool thing is that she has her very first dentist appt on Thursday. So talk about timing!!! Crazy how things work out!