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Old 07-05-2020, 12:31 PM
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What does she do with all the teeth she collects? What have you told your kid or been told as a kid?


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Old 07-05-2020, 12:34 PM
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she gives them to babies who will be needing them if they are clean and taken cared of.
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Old 07-05-2020, 12:46 PM
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Gosh, I never thought about it. My kids never asked. I saw a story book once and she made a castle with the teeth (eww!).
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Old 07-05-2020, 12:47 PM
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anna, I like that and wish I had that answer when my boys were little.
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Old 07-05-2020, 01:17 PM
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Haha! We joked that she uses them to build her house.

Lately, due to Covid, she leaves them. Or really I couldn't find the tooth.


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Old 07-05-2020, 01:18 PM
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This reminds me of the time I had to tell one of my K students that she couldn't give the tooth she had just lost to her friend/classmate. When I explained that there could be germs, she told me she had washed it.
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Old 07-05-2020, 01:24 PM
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That is kind of gross to think about! I never thought to ask as a kid, although I didn't believe in the tooth fairy for long at all. In Kindergarten I complained that my friend Sarah got a toy from the tooth fairy, and how come I only got a dollar? My mom said, "Only the tooth fairy on Sarah's street gives out toys." Sarah lived on our street . That was the end of the that- I was a very logical kid! I figured out the Santa thing later that same year.
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Old 07-05-2020, 01:33 PM
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My DD loved this book when she was little. I also used it in my first grade for a letter writing unit.
Dear Tooth Fairy
https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/dear-t...1X&idiq=448442

In the book the tooth fairy explains that she uses the teeth for a castle. She also explains different kinds of fairies.

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Old 07-05-2020, 02:05 PM
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One of mine asked and got something like, "I don't know. Kinda weird that she wants them." We just laughed and didn't question it as long as she was paying for them
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Old 07-05-2020, 04:32 PM
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Not sure what she does with the teeth, but if I ever meet up with her I want to discuss the inequality of payments.
I taught 1st grade and some kids got a $1.00, some $5.00, and even had a kid get $20.00. That parent may have made a mad dash to the ATM.


I had Official Certificate of Tooth Loss. Those were signed by me and were put under the pillow instead of the tooth when we had that dreadful situation of a tooth coming out on the playground or swallowed at lunch.


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Old 07-05-2020, 05:28 PM
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She doesn't take my son's teeth. He asks her to leave them for him. He collects them in a container, but he lost it. He lost another tooth yesterday, so he's starting a new collection.
My son likes to show off his teeth to friends.
He got $20 for the first tooth he lost. Now he gets $5.
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Old 07-05-2020, 05:39 PM
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Well...my tooth fairy kept all of my teeth (separate from my sister's teeth) and she gave them back to me in a clear plastic box when I was about 35. When I got home, I threw it away - box and all.
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Cute book about tooth traditions around world
Old 07-05-2020, 06:02 PM
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https://www.amazon.com/Throw-Your-To.../dp/0618152385
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