Ice-Cream Day

Mrs. Fletcher's Class

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice - Cream

Mrs. Fletcher's second grade celebrated "Ice - Cream Day" on July 15th. The Students were given a real "hands - on " experience in making ice - cream.

We became interested in making ice-cream after reading "Jam and Ice-Cream" from the new Houghton Mifflin reading program.

Our "mini-unit" included activities across the curriculum which included Vocabulary activities - rhyming words, classifying etc., Writing - design your own ice-cream, Math Activity graph your favorite ice-cream, Social Studies -ice- cream history and Science - measuring ice-cream and ice-cream art. We had several literature books relating to ice-cream where we listened to stories, poems, and an ice-cream song.

The children really enjoyed the experience and commented that our own ice-cream was better than "Food Lions".

Through the eyes of a child's thoughts:

Ken Goslee - Making ice cream is hard work.

Bryan Harmon - Mrs Purnell tasted our ice-cream and wanted more.

TreVonte - It was a lot of fun.

Ryan - It was fun helping to make it.

Michelle - It was cold and delicious. I wish we could have it everyday.

Brandon J - we wanted more.

Brandon K - It was special to us.

Courtney - We shared our ice-cream with all the teachers.

Siri - We made vanilla ice-cream and made ice-cream cones.

Darius - We put sugar & salt in it. We put rock salt on the ice.

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Patricia A. Weeg
author: Kids@work: Math in the Cyberzone
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January 20, 1999