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!
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.
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