I am always browsing Staples, Target, and Dollar Stores for fun therapy finds. This week, I was in Staples, and I found these adorable Mustache Post-Its! Students are LOVING mustaches these days so I knew I had to grab them!
I knew right away how I could use them! I have a Mustache Main Idea activity! I usually make students verbally express the main ideas while they read or listen to each passage on the cards. I decided to change it up! Depending on the group/goal in mind, I used the post-its in the following ways:
- Some students got to write the main ideas on the post-its to get practice with written expression.
- I wrote “main idea” and “not the main idea” on the post-its and students got to stick them onto the cards as I expressed various correct and incorrect answers.
- We used the post-its as a follow-up activity with a full page story. Students wrote the main ideas on the post-its after each paragraph read to help with note-taking. Then they transferred these main ideas onto a graphic organizer and created their own test questions using their main idea mustache post-its. Learn more about this strategy by visiting a previous blog post by clicking HERE!
- Instead of raising their hands, they got to put the mustache on their face! How fun?!