Second graders in Amanda Buono’s class spent the early afternoon making their own ice cream as part of the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s (CCE) Ag in the Classroom and Ag Literacy Week.
Before making the ice cream, special guest reader Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo read the book, “Tales of the Dairy Godmother.” The book explained the ice cream-making process, from how farmers get the milk from the cows, where the milk goes, making the ice cream, and how the farmers take care of the cows.
Then, CCE elementary ag educator Megan Truesdail taught the students how to make ice cream. Incorporating science, listening skills, and following directions, students put ice and salt in one bag and then sugar, vanilla and cream in a smaller bag. The small bag went in the big bag and the students shook the bag until ice cream was formed.
Some said it tasted good, some said it did not. Either way, the students had fun and learned at the same time. Thank you, Donna Lupardo, and CCE for bringing this activity to our students.
Ag Literacy Week is designed to celebrate agriculturally accurate books and to expose students to agricultural through a books and related activities.