Last week the main story in our reading book was called Miss Jill’s Ice Cream Shop. On Friday I decided to surprise the kids with a day filled with ice cream themed fun. We began by reading a big book about how ice cream is made.
Then we did an activity that focused on facts/opinion about ice cream. Students worked with a partner to read a sentence and decide if it was a fact or opinion. This was the first time we have done anything like this so it was a bit tricky for a few of us!!!
We also did a few problem solving activities. This one involved using three flavors of ice cream (chocolate, vanilla and strawberry) to find out how many combinations there were for making a double dip cone. There was also one that involved making a triple dip cone but I didn’t get any pictures of it!!!
To end the day we made ice cream. Everyone brought a pair of gloves from home and we worked together with our friends to make a bag of ice cream.
After adding all the ingredients, we put our baggie inside a large bag of ice and salt and shook it.
Talk about some noisy fun!!!
Then we enjoyed our ice cream . . . yum, yum!!!