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.
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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
1-2-3 Come Do More Mustache Activities With Me!
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.
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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.
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1-2-3 I Mustache You To Please Measure Stuff With Me!
I've had quite a few requests for measurement activities that will help review Common Core State Standards: K.MD.1, K.MD.2, 1.MD.1, 1.MD.2.
I thought it would be extra fun for your students to become a detective, don a mustache and scamper around the room figuring out the length, width, height etc. of a variety of things.
Simply run off the mustache ruler template on a variety of colored construction paper.
For ease of printing, I've included 2 on a page. Make sure you measure the ruler after you print it.
I made it to scale, but sometimes when printers read a scanned PDF they print it a bit smaller. Simply enlarge it a tad on your copier, so that it is exactly 10 inches.
Students trim their "stache" and do one of the measuring worksheets that you've run off.
There are 10 different measuring activities to choose from.
Several of the worksheets ask students to find and measure things, others ask them to measure their mustache with "stuff," like paperclips, unifix cubes, their thumb, etc.
I've also included a cut and glue longer or shorter comparison activity.
Students measure the objects shown on their paper and then decide if they are longer or shorter than their mustache.
They then cut and glue the representative picture to the appropriate side of their graph.
There are also 2 "measure the animal" worksheets. One is Tatum the turtle, the other Alfred the alligator.
Click on the link to view/download the I Mustache You To Measure packet.
I hope these activities measure up, and that you'll enjoy doing them as much as I did designing them.
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