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Mrs. Dennis from East Peoria IL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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

My students need to be able to investigate and lead a project so they can become critical thinkers. Please think about helping us on our journey.

  • $968 goal

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My Students

The students in my classroom hold a special place in my heart; they are loving, caring, and spunky! They are low-income preschoolers who no matter how many hardships they face, are always eager to learn!

I love to watch them investigate new things and get excited about what they are learning.

They are very hands-on learners and they love to listen to books, dance and sing. Every day is like a gift because I get to come in daily and see their smiling faces!

My Project

After talking about sweet treats, our class got extremely excited about how ice cream is made, where it comes from, the different tools needed to make ice cream, etc... We very are excited to offer this opportunity for them to learn!

Many of our students have never seen an ice cream machine, or how ice cream is made, and with them being hands-on learners, this was the perfect opportunity for us to help them learn more.

Them being able to help manipulate ice cream machines and seeing what is involved in making ice cream will get them even more excited. We are asking for the specific ice cream machine that we did, because it is capable of making frozen yogurt, gelato, sherbet, etc... This will give us the opportunity to explore ice cream from around the world; as our students have been wondering if ice cream is only made here in the United States. I have added cameras, video cameras, portfolio clipboards, sketch pads, sketching pencils in color and black, and modeling clay to our wish list so the students can use these items to document our experiences on our field site visits, mold different things they are interested in, take surveys, and sketch the parts of an ice cream truck. We have also requested waitress, waiter, and chef dress up outfits so the students can act out the different jobs associated with ice cream. This will also give them the opportunity to explore different jobs they may be interested in as they get older. We have an ice cream molding kit for our sand table, so we requested kinetic sand for the children to mold with that. This experience will let them explore creating waffle cones like the cone expert that came into our classroom.

Mrs. Dennis
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids camea HD 2 Inch LCD 4x Optical Zoom and Mic 9.9 ft Waterproof Camera Kids Birthday Holiday Gift Learn Camera Give Floating Wrist Strap(Yellow) (black) • Amazon Business $57.89 2 $115.78
SE202 - Kinetic Sensory Sand - 11 Lb. • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 2 $89.98
Samsill Clipboard Padfolio / Portfolio, 8.5 x 11 Writing Pad, Black • Amazon Business $8.76 10 $87.60
Digital Video Camera for Kids, AMKOV Kids Camcorder, 1.44 Inch Full-Color TFT Display Kids Camera • Amazon Business $34.99 2 $69.98
Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter (28 pcs) - Play Food and Accessories • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Ice Cream Maker Machine Frozen Yogurt Sorbet Gelato Machine,1.5L Freezer Bowl,LCD Countdown-Timer,20-40 Mins Making Time • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
Yaylabs F-SS-QT-ORANGE SoftShell Ice Cream Ball, Orange, quart • Amazon Business $41.77 1 $41.77
Strathmore Series 400 Sketch Pads 9 in. x 12 in. - pad of 100 • Amazon Business $9.96 4 $39.84
Arteza Professional Colored Pencils (Set of 48) • Amazon Business $15.39 2 $30.78
Fcoson Colorful Ice Cream Toys Pretend Kitchen Food Playset Play Dessert Toy Set for Toddlers Girls Boys • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Melissa & Doug Waitress Role Play, 3-6 Years • Amazon Business $25.71 1 $25.71
Melissa & Doug Server Role Play Costume Dress-Up Set with Realistic Accessories • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Melissa & Doug Scoop and Stack Ice Cream Cone Magnetic Pretend Play Set • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Melissa & Doug 4838 Chef Role Play Costume Set, White, Ages 3-6 Years • Amazon Business $23.67 1 $23.67
Estone 5pcs x1GB Security Digital SD Card ,High Speed ,Compatible with cameras ,camcorders , computers ,car readers and other SD compatible devices • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
LL426 - Squeeze, Scoop & Count Ice Cream Shop • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EV203 - Sweet Treat Scented Dot Art Painters - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Just One More • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Royal & Langnickel Essentials Sketching Pencil Set, 12-Piece • Amazon Business $5.08 2 $10.16
From Cow to Ice Cream (Changes) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

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