I've kept myself cool by surrounding myself with ice cream - ice cream products, that is. A few days ago Shannon, from 6th Grade Reading Street, posted about this awesome Real Reading Sundae idea she had found. I liked the idea so much I emailed the original author (Stacy Cervone), and asked her if I could create a lesson from it. If you haven't already, check out her website - she has fantastic language resources!
When creating a lesson, I couldn't find the perfect sundae for the analogy. So, I had to create my own. As I'm not the best artist, this was the hardest part. I think I did alright. My kids think it's awesome - and I had to redraw sundaes for them for the rest of the day.
Check out my lessons by clicking on the image.
I also have a fraction sundae lesson for those of you looking for math ideas. I did this last year, and my students really enjoyed it. I really, really enjoyed it because I got a math and an art mark.
Enjoy! And I hope you're staying cool!