Today we opened Room 11's Ice-cream shop (pretend of course)! This is to tie into our classroom learning about ice-creams and money. My students really wanted some way of making a shop, so I did a little bit of research on Pinterest and came across a great resource which has helped make this possible!
I created an area for students to view the menu and price list, a place for ordering and a place for making the ice-creams.
Students could choose a different role:
-the customer: ordering the ice-cream and paying the money
-the shop keeper: taking the order and giving change if needed
-the makers: looking at the orders and making the ice-creams
Students had some fake money that they needed to use to figure out their order and pay the shop keeper. The price list was on our ice-cream shop wall and they had to think about what money they might need to make it. Some students needed to work together with another to figure it out, but many were successful in adding amounts together.
Students then got their order and could pretend to eat it like you would a ice-cream and return it once finished. Students could also give complaints if something in their order wasn't there. It was also a great way of practicing some oral language: using manners, ordering, giving a complaint positively. It was so much fun and my class have asked if we can keep it out everyday to play with.
Check out here for the link to the resource I used, it is from Teachers Pay Teachers and not one that I own sorry! Thanks ABC Nook for the resource!
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