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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.

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.

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.

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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

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I wanted to design some mustache items that teachers could use as incentives, decorations, and labels, so I put together a mustache "Stache" Of Stuff packet.

Here you'll find bookmarks, templates to make a mustache for your students, labels for their files or folders, etc.

I was watching my 6-month-old grandson, so I took a picture of him with the mustache. He wanted to eat it, but you get the idea.

I also designed 3 "I mustache you to please raise your hand" reminder posters.

Question of the Day of course is perfect for the "I mustache you a question" phrase.

Print off the template, laminate and attach to a metal door or cookie sheet. Print off your students' school picture, add a mustache to their face, laminate, cut out and put a magnet on the back.

Using a dry erase marker, write a new question each day. Students answer the question by sticking their photo under the yes or no section of the poster.

Click on the link to view/downloas the Question of the Day mustache poster.

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"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning; but for children, play IS serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." -Mr. Fred Rogers

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As promised, here are some fun mustache things to do with your kiddo's.

I just love the phrase, "I mustache you a question." I think it's a cute way to introduce question activities to children.

I don't know about your students, but my Y5's had a difficult time understanding question statements, versus telling statements.

Whenever a visitor would say: "Does anyone have a question?" I'd cringe, because I knew the majority of waving hands couldn't wait to share something, instead of ask something.

To help them understand the concept, I made a list of question words.  I told them, that if their sentence didn't start with one of those words, then it wasn't an "asking" sentence, and they were NOT asking a question.

I made an entire activity mustache packet based around the question words.

The packet includes:

4 I "Mustache" you a question posters.

20 question word mustache cards.

A blank set of mustache templates for you to program with whatever.

20 traceable question word cards with covers to make Itty Bitty booklets

A "My Stache" dictionary cover for question words

A question-word, alphabetical-order worksheet + a certificate of praise.

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"Kissing a man without a mustache, is like eating an egg without salt." -Unknown