Well hello November! It's so nice to see you. November is jam packed with all kinds of things to teach about...elections, Veteran's Day, Pilgrims, Indians, and Thanksgiving along with so much more. Another thing that November is known for is Movember. What is Movember exactly? Movember
is an annual event involving the growing of mustaches during the month of November to help raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and other male cancers. The goal of Movember is to change the face of men's health.
How can you bring "Movember" into your classroom? Well, it can be a little hard to explain prostate cancer to our littles... so I'm here today to share with you a few ideas that you can use in your classroom to help promote overall good health by making healthy choices.
This past week our school celebrated Red Ribbon week. I had some amazing mustache mania products from Creative Teaching Press that I needed to use. I decided to team up with my school guidance counselor to make a display for the front hall since her lessons all week were focusing on remaining drug free.
This is the board we created using the super cute mustache mania products from Creative Teaching Press!
She talked with each group this week about drugs and being drug free. One of her lessons with a 6th grade group discussed being high due to drugs and having a natural high due to things we love and enjoy. Rather than being high due to drugs, these 6th graders are going to make a healthy choice to have a natural high. They wrote what their natural high was and we displayed them on our healthy choices board.
This week with the help of Brainpop Jr, my class learned some other ways to make healthy choices in addition to being drug free. Brainpop Jr has a whole section dedicated to health! These are perfect for teaching your students all about exercise, checkups, food choices, washing hands, etc.
After learning about ways to make healthy choices, my students completed a little healthy choices writing activity.
If you would like to complete this little writing activity with your kiddos you can get the writing paper I created here for FREE! :) Students picked out a Creative Teaching Press mustache cut-out and glued in the blank space. I thought they did a great job and they turned out super cute!! :)
Creative Teaching Press has a ton of wonderful and super cute mustache products that are perfect for your Movember needs. They even have mustache postcards that would be perfect to use as invites incase you wanted to throw a fun Movember party with your friends!
I have some exciting news for you... I'm giving a mustache mania prize pack away to one of my lucky followers!!!! EEEK!!!
So, I "mustache" you to enter below using the rafflecopter gadget. :) Good luck!!!