The Adventures of the Tartar Patrol

Dates: October 4 – December 16, 2016
Grade Level: K–3
Assembly Time: 1 hour

Alex is on a quest to spread dental health across the land! With the help of the Tartar Patrol, a Youth Tooth Troop, Alex is determined to make sure everyone in Flossington and beyond knows what it takes to have a happy and healthy smile. On a special mission to earn his Wisdom Tooth Badge, Alex adventures to Molar Mountain to meet Count Plaqula, a dentally-distressed vampire who lives with his pet bat, Braces. With messages about brushing for two minutes twice every day, flossing regularly, choosing healthy foods and non-sugary beverages, and making trips to the dentist fun and scare-free, The Adventures of the Tartar Patrol identifies simple changes we can all make to ensure that regular oral health care is easy and fun.

All Educational Theatre Program productions are FREE to schools.

*** Please note: to insure the most efficient scheduling, we request that you first consult together at your school to determine what dates and performance times would work best for a K-3 assembly, THEN click the "Book Now" button.  We will make every effort to schedule your performance from among your top three choices. If we are unable to perform at one of your preferred  dates/times, you will be contacted by ETP staff to set a time that works for your school. ***

Details for The Amazing Adventures of the Tartar Patrol! for Grades K-3

  • Sessions are booked Tuesdays-Fridays.
     
  • This program is designed for grades K-3. (Please do not invite other grades, as the content has been specifically created for these grade levels.)
     
  • It's important for us to maximize our resources by serving as many students as possible when we visit your school, so it would be wonderful if all K-3 students were invited to the assembly. We are happy to do two back-to-back assemblies to serve the entire K-3 population at your school, if that would be helpful!
     
  • The run time of the play is 30 minutes. To allow for student seating and dismissal, please plan for a 40-minute assembly.
     
  • We will arrive 45 minutes early to check in with your school's office. If possible, it would be great to have someone available at that time to show us the performance space, and supply us with a six foot table, a chair, and access to an electrical outlet. (We bring everything else!)
     
  • We will require a space large enough to seat all students, and that has a cleared 20’x20' performance area. We usually perform in gyms, cafeterias, and auditoriums.


Please see our helpful FAQ or email our Administrative Director (kerry@octc.org) if you have questions, or need assistance in completing your booking request.


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RECOMMENDED WEBSITES

Mouth Healthy Kids

This site from the American Dental Association has videos, games, and activity sheets for kids and helpful tips for educators who are teaching about dental health.

Health Teeth, Healthy Me

This site from Sesame Street has videos for kids to watch about brushing teeth, accompanied by tips for parents.

How to Brush Your Teeth Properly

This video is all about brushing your teeth. Some topics include: plaque, cavities, and how to brush your teeth.

The American Dental Association's Mouth Healthy Site

Parents can learn how to start healthy dental habits for their children and also research common dental concerns.

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Kids and parents can learn all about how to take care of their teeth, and can access many valuable resources through this site. 


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