Saturday, July 2, 2011

Ice Cream Math and More Dollar Tree Finds!

Today, I had to go back into town to get brush killer and a pump to try to kill the insane amount of poison ivy we have climbing several of the barbed wire fences around our yard. I am highly allergic and have had it three times this spring/summer already. I’m so tired of scratching that I was ready to spend whatever it took to have it all gone!
So, I took advantage of the trip to run by a different Dollar Tree this afternoon. I'm most excited about the ice cream bowls! :) My thought was to make these into another math work station. I would add number cards and have students spoon ice cream (pom poms) into their ice cream bowls. I would also include some recording sheets with ten frames and paint markers. I will try to make that later as a freebie in case any of you get these, too.
Dollar Tree: $9
  • 2 sets of ice cream bowls (3/set—1 each of pink, green and blue)
  • 2 sets of pom poms (80 pcs/set)
  • 1 Cars foam number puzzle
  • 1 Disney Princesses foam number puzzle
  • 2 sets of divided plastic dishes (2/pack)
  • 1 pkg. of flamingo drink stirrers (10/pack)
I bought the divided plates for addition and subtraction. The drink stirrers go with the palm trees I got last night for use as individual pointers during Guided Reading, The Daily 5—Read to Self/Someone, etc. The foam number puzzles will be for putting numbers in order and then I’m already working on a recording sheet for 10-20.
Now, where do I put all of this until school starts?


  1. Those little ice cream scoops are the cutest thing I've ever seen!!!!

    HadarMiss Kindergarten

  2. I desperately need those ice cream dishes for my daughter's 2nd birthday party! Did you find them recently? I'm going in search of them tomorrow :)

  3. @Appen Lee, sorry I don't have a way to respond to you other than this. I just found the ice cream bowls at the beginning of July. Let me know if you can't find them. I can try to look around here. Good luck! :)

    Lil' Country Kindergarten

  4. I do an ice cream party with my three year old class at the end of the year. I buy those cute little ice cream bowls with the spoons and put their names on them. We eat our ice cream in them, clean them up, and they get to take them home. Sometimes Baskin Robbins will give away a coupon for a free scoop that I send home with their bowls.

    1. Great idea! I bet the kids would love that. :) I bet our local gas station would give the kiddos a coupon for a scoop of ice cream. I'll have to ask. Thank you!