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Ice Cream Election

I’ve just finished my Ice Cream Election packet and posted it on my Teacher’s Pay Teacher’s site. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I got this idea many years ago from my wonderful mentor during my student teaching (Hi Karen!!).ย  It’s evolved over time and I keep adding things to it (sometimes we make our own ice cream, but mostly, we just enjoy individual cups of ice cream the Friday after the election as the inauguration celebration!) I’m excited about the class tally pages and buttons that I’ve added this year.

This pack includes your ballots, class tally sheet, greater than/less than comparison sheets, word cards to help you “math talk” about your graph, paper ice cream scoops and cones to create a graph, and two different leveled writing sheets so students can tell why they like their favorite flavor of ice cream.ย  The pack also comes with hints to run your election and how to set up a voting booth. ๐Ÿ™‚

You can click on the picture below to head to my Tpt store and check it out…I’d love some pins on Pinterest for it!ย  Don’t forget to follow me so that you’ll know when I post more items. ๐Ÿ™‚


Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚

Election Day

It looks as though I’m behind on my Election Day coverage!

Here we are peeking into our school gym to watch the adults vote:

Then we voted for our favorite flavor of ice cream:

Then we made Ice Cream in a bag in the winning flavor–Chocolate!!

Here is what one table looked like!

Holy Huge Mess Batman!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  It was fun to make, fun to eat, but not so fun to clean up! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚

Long Overdue Update

Yes, it’s me…waiting until the last possible moment on Sunday to update…keeping you all on the edge of your seats no doubt! ๐Ÿ™‚


The last two weeks have been hectic to say the least and I’ve been snapping photos here and there, so this post will just be a mish-mash of them all.ย  As always, let me know if you have any questions!

There are a group of Kindergarten teachers from my district getting together tomorrow to start working on planning our first IB unit and then the week after that, several of us are getting together to plan our Holidays Around the World theme, so I’llย  post that for sale, once I get it all together! ๐Ÿ™‚


On to the photos:


One of our standards this quarter is measurement (this will be a stretch!) and this game is from the Developing Number Concepts book (the new one).ย  This is the build a tower race.ย  I taught this game to the children so that they would become more familiar with stacks of cubes up to 9 (there is another sheet for 4-9).ย  The children roll a number die or a dot die and build a tower with that many cubes.ย  I told my children to play until they filled up one number’s row entirely, then take all the cubes off and start over.


We had our Ice Cream Election the first Tuesday in November and the next few pictures will show you what we did.ย  I will say that we were able to take a quick tour of the polling place at our school.ย  I was just going to walk my children through so they could see it, but the Polling Inspector had prepared a 5 minute talk that was just on their level–it was awesome!


We read the Little Red Hen the first week of November and I’ll have to take pictures of those charts and things we did that week when I get back to school.ย  Last week, we read The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie (along with many versions of the story that I have collected!)ย  You can see this post for more details.



I also changed out my Math Work Stations last week so they reflect Measurement.ย  When I get back to school, I’ll take some pictures of what is in the tubs this month.

Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚

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