With this end of the year lesson, your students will write an explanatory writing piece of how to make ice cream in a baggie, complete a graph as a whole class ( I did one on the board with the whole class and then they filled in their own), analyze the graph and answer questions, write a fun opinion paper, and complete a science experiment of liquids to solids.
1. I started the day off with them completing the color by number
2. I then read them the book titled The Ice Cream King, then they wrote a "sweet memory of second grade". I had them write it in their notebook first, then put their final copy on the ice cream template and color and glue the two pieces (ice cream and cone) together.
3. For math we did a whole class graph on the board of their favorite ice cream then they filled out their own individual graphs and answered the questions.
4. We then looked at the recipe to make the ice cream in a bag and reviewed how to write an explanatory paper, which they then followed the recipe to write it in their own words! ( I was amazed that they remembered the topic sentence and conclusion, considering we did this at the beginning of the year!)
5. Then I took my class to the cafeteria and we actually got to make the ice cream and tie in our unit of liquids and solids!
The kids loved this day and I hope yours will too!