Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mustache Mania {plus a FREEBIE}


I’ve mentioned before that I don’t LOVE Storytown.

However, I do LOVE Lesson 13 in Storytown.  I love Lesson 13 because that means we get to read “Big, Bushy Mustache”.  “Mustache” is a cute little story about a little boy who takes his mustache costume from school and loses it.  So, his dad does what any good dad would do…he shaves off his own mustache and gives it to his son so he still has a mustache for the class play.

I know.  It’s a little weird.  And I am supposed to teach my kiddos that this story is realistic fiction.  It’s a stretch.

But I’ll let you in on a secret.  The real reason I LOVE Lesson 13 is because we get to wear fake mustaches!!  I break them out the day we read the story, and we wear them on and off all week.

It’s safe to say we had…

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I know mustaches might have already had their moment, but please don’t tell my students that.  Or me.  I want mustaches to be in FOREVER!

I took a gazillion few pictures of my guys and gals, and I really, really wish I could show them to you.  I do have one to show you though. I wish you could see his whole face because it’s a.stink.dorable, but I had to put a Don’t Bar over his eyes {you know, the “don’t bars” from Glamour magazine?!!?}

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Omigosh.  I look at this picture every.single.day.

I highly recommend finding any excuse to wear mustaches in your classroom.

And since I recommend it, I am supplying you with a reason.

I whipped up the little ditty below  last week to review adjectives.  While we all had our mustaches on, we brainstormed adjectives about mustaches.  It turns our there are tons:
mustach poster



After we brainstormed all of our adjectives, I handed out this sheet, and students wrote specific adjectives to describe each mustache:

mustache adj
{Click the picture to grab this freebie}

I forgot to take pictures, but all my kiddos did a really great job coming up with specific adjectives for each mustache.

I have to admit, it was hard coming back to school this week knowing we didn’t have any mustaches to get us by.  But…I’m going to surprise them on Friday with this totally cute, totally fun, totally stache-riffic, game from Amy over at Primarily Speaking.



I love it!  And I know they’re going to as well!

Hopefully I’ve convinced you to have a mustache day in your classroom.  If I have, here is where I get my mustaches.  You can’t beat the price, and as long as you don’t mind minor mustache shedding, these mustaches hold up really well!

Have a good night!

Halle

8 comments:

  1. I love that picture! That is too funny. I really like that adjective worksheet!

    -Maria
    Everyone deServes to Learn

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  2. What a hit! Great adjectives with the mustaches!! Thank you!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized
    amyhowbert1@gmail.com

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  3. I love it! I made a magnetic attendance board for my class (hello, cookie sheets), and covered the outside rim with mustache duct tape. The signs read "I mustache if you're present" and "Yes, we're hair!"

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  4. I love it! I made a magnetic attendance board for my class (hello, cookie sheets), and covered the outside rim with mustache duct tape. The signs read "I mustache if you're present" and "Yes, we're hair!"

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  5. Oh my gosh - crack me up! Loooove it!

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  6. I love it!!!! The adjective activity is a great idea. Thank you for the freebie! I'm totally with you on mustaches needing to be "in" forever...they make me giggle!! Thanks for the shout out, and have fun playing Scoot!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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  7. This is perfect for one of the stories in our basal readers, Big Bushy Mustache! You always have amazing ideas. :)

    Casey
    Second Grade Math Maniac
    Bear in Mind Blog Design

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  8. They are SO cute with those mustaches! Love it.

    Katie
    Savvy in Second

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