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Friday, May 21, 2010

What I learned in the cafeteria

This week in the cafeteria, I learned:
  • The importance of the dishwasher: One of my favorite home appliances is my dishwasher, and this week I've learned how much I like the one we have at work. Because it is my co-worker's turn to be in the dish room, she has been hand washing all the pots and pans. Hand washing, rinsing and sanitizing. At least we are using paper trays.
  • end of the year breakdown: It's not only the kids ready to be done with the school year. It's apparently all of our appliances. This week the freezer broke.
  • Middle-Eastern American meal: I don't know whose idea this was, but apparently May is Middle-Eastern American month. Seriously? Our district decided to honor this made up holiday with a meal of Jawaneh, Kousa, Al Koozy and assorted fruit. Say what. In case you are curious it's lemon garlic chicken, spicy rice and a zucchini and tomato salad. Surprisingly, many of the kids like it.
  • Soup: Serving soup on paper trays is not a good idea.
  • Repetition doesn't work: Every morning the kids in my building say a pledge. In that pledge there is a line that says, "I will treat others they way I would like to be treated." Everyday they say this. Today, I watch a 2nd grader spill his entire tray of peas in the hallway and not a single student stopped walking to help him pick up the mess.

What did you learn this week?

8 random thoughts:

Anonymous said...

that middle eastern meal sounds really good....almost enought to make me go back to the 2nd grade ;)

Gina said...

Potato smiles!!!! Once a month, our cafeteria menu says potato smiles. And they never actually have them. I wish I worked in your school.

Jenners said...

Hey ... loving your new look!!! : )

I'll have to try that Middle Eastern meal if it was such a hit!

Becca said...

I saw that it was Middle Eastern month on Nick Jr. LOL! I had never heard that before!!

Scattered Scrapper said...

Love the new look of your blog!!!


Anonymous said...

How neat that the kids liked the Middle Eastern food. I love potato smiles!

As for that poor kid and his peas, karma's gonna bite those kids in the butt.

InkHearts said...

What is a potato smile? Is that a Yankee thing? hehehehe

Dan said...

Soup on paper trays is almost as bad As butter pats after banning knives.

What happened to the standard cafeteria fare of by-gone days: mystery meat and 6000 variants of macaroni?

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