Read a Tonsil Poem
Students learn the characteristics of tonsils
- Use the poster to review what tonsils are and where they are found. Explain that the tonsils' job is to help the body stay healthy by fighting germs.
- Make copies and distribute Reproducible 2. Explain that children will read a poem to learn more about tonsils.
- Read the poem in Part 1 aloud as children listen. Then have them read along.
- Check comprehension by discussing these points: everyone is born with tonsils; tonsils can be different sizes; some children don't have tonsils anymore, which is okay.
Ask children to read the selection in Part 2, "What Do Tonsils Do?" and answer the question that follows. Invite children to take their completed activity home to share with their families.
Home Connection Activity 2: My Busy, Healthy Mouth (PDF)