[THEME SONG BEGINS]
>>RACHEL: Welcome back to Chompers! Your morning and night tooth brushing show.
Start brushing on the top of your mouth, and brush the inside, outside, and chewing side of each tooth.
>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!
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>>RACHEL: It’s Everybody Week, and tonight we’re playing I Spy with things that make the world a bit more accessible.
Ready for your first one?
My friend is sitting in a chair that has wheels, two small ones in front and two large wheels on the back.
[RATTLING OF WHEELS]
>>RACHEL: She pushes the large back wheels with her arms and it makes the chair move forwards, backwards, she can even do a spin move!
[CARTOON SPINNING WHISTLE]
>>RACHEL: Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth…
>>RACHEL: and don’t forget the molars in the way back.
So, what do I spy? Shout it out.
>>GROUP: A wheelchair!
>>RACHEL: A wheelchair!
Wheelchairs help people move around.
>>RACHEL: Some wheelchairs are metal, with big back wheels that people push forward with their hands while they’re sitting.
>>RACHEL: If someone uses a wheelchair, it might mean they have trouble walking. But not always! All kinds of people use all types of wheelchairs to help them move around.
Switch your brushing to the bottom of your mouth…
>>RACHEL: -and brush your front teeth too.
Ready for your next I Spy?
>>RACHEL: I see a classroom full of students doing an art project. All the kids are working together as the teacher walks around the room.
And I see another grown up sitting next to one student, and they are drawing a line together. It looks like this grown up is there to help this student.
>>RACHEL: Switch your brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth…
>>RACHEL: -and keep brushing.
So, who is this other grown up in the class? Who do I spy?
>>GROUP: a Paraprofessional!
>>RACHEL: A Paraprofessional!
>>RACHEL: A paraprofessional is a grown up, like a teacher, who works one on one with a student who learns differently.
>>RACHEL: Some people might need extra help to complete a project or understand a lesson. A paraprofessional will often work with one student for their whole day to make sure they get the help they need.
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>>RACHEL: That’s all the time we have for today, but come back tomorrow for more clean teeth. Until then…
>>KIDS: 3-2-1 Spit!
>>RACHEL: Chompers is a production of Gimlet Media.