Wednesday, February 13, 2008

George Washington's Teeth

Have you seen this book,George Washington's Teeth?
It reads with short rhythmic sentences and
ends with timelines and photographs.
Poor Washington started losing teeth at age 22 and
a root fragment infection may be what lead to his death.

We learned that George had many sets of dentures...
most made out of Ivory (elephant, walrus, & hippo)
We didn't realize hippos had ivory.


A Dusty Frame said...

Cool! We just finished reading about George. Those look very uncomfortable!

Teacher of One said...

You should see the double set that is connected with gold spring wire. UGH

School for Us said...

OH, we enjoyed that book, too! And, I love the new look to your blog!

The iditarod starts March 1st. We JUST started this week - you really just need to pick a musher and make (print out) a map for now. My friend, Robin, at Martin Zoo has a lot more info. And, I signed up at Hope this helps! And, hope you join us and we all have fun!