1-2-3 Do Still More Mustache Lessons With Me!
I often turned my Y5's into detectives, so that they could scamper around with their clipboards and collect data. They absolutely LOVED this.
Since data collection and analysis are common core standards, I decided to make up an investigation lesson using the "I mustache you a question" concept.
Run off the templates, and explain to students that they can think up any yes or no question and then interview their classmates for 5 or 10 minutes. Set a timer.
We did graphing every day as a whole group and center activity, so I knew my Y5's would be able to take the data they had collected, and in-put it into their own graph.
Model the activity, by asking a question, making tally marks, and filling in the various forms, and then turn your students loose. I know they will enjoy themselves.
When everyone has completed their data collection and analysis sheets, call them together as a whole group, to review their findings.
If you want to extend the lesson, you could make a total-classroom graph for yes answers versus no answers.
Click on the link to view/download the Mustache Data Collection packet.
When I was dreaming up "mustache stuff" I thought making a mustache game, that would review colors and color words, would be fun.
You can use the templates for a puzzle center; individual worksheets that students, color, cut & glue, or for a spinner game.
Click on the link to view/download the Mustache Color game.
Finally, I designed a mustache template for upper and lowercase letters, numbers and number words, as well as shapes and shape words.
The collection of cards makes a nice wall decoration, or cut them apart and use them as puzzles, or to play Memory Mustache Match and "I Have; Who Has?" games.
Click on the link to view/download the Mustache Alphabet, Number and Shape packet.
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I hope you and your students have as "mustache" fun as I did designing these things.
"Too often we give children answers to remember, rather than problems to solve." -Roger Lewin