Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I Scream, You Scream

You know the rest of the chant! Well, We Are That Family is having a hot topic all about entertaining the children over the next few months. One of our favorites we did three summers ago.
We had just moved to Houston from Austin(oh, don't cry) and I had my 4th baby in May. So, I came up with a weekly field trip idea to have something to look forward to and learn about we the heck we were living.

We decided to visit as many different ice cream shops and grade them according to our list. We would go the same day of the week and review what we were looking for on the way. After we finished, we would go home and chart our answers on our WE LOVE ICE CREAM CHART.

We had creamiest, best flavor choices, best waffle cone, best mix ins. It was kinda sad b/c we didn't want to leave anyone out so we kept making up categories.

At the end of the summer, we voted for a winner but the best part is my kids still talk about it. And they learned how the chart, compare and engaged their brains to think for themselves.(can you tell I taught school?)


Jenn said...

You always find the best blogs to stalk.........I am hooked on the "Tip Junkie," one. We need to get Mallory and Alyssa together next week before school is out for the older ones and it is crazy!!

Sharon said...

If you're still looking for good ice cream places, Bruster's in Champions area of NW Harris Co, has wonderful ice cream. Oh, and if you bring your own banana on Thursdays you get half off your banana split. :-)