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Friday, October 22, 2010

What I learned in the cafeteria this week

Here's what I learned in the cafeteria this week:

  • Kids will do anything for a sticker.  Children in K-3 will actually eat their green beans if I give them a "prize".  Even if that prize is a Make Your Own Pizza sticker.
Cucumbers.  I love cucumbers and it makes me sad to think that some kids have never even tried them.  Surprisingly, I got many of them to try them this week; even more surprisingly many of them liked them.

Lunch lady love:  Little kids love everyone.  What happens to us as we grow that makes us look down on others?  Is this a learned behavior? Elementary kids love their teachers, love their custodian,  love their lunch ladies, and love their principal.  Everyone in elementary school can sing, can paint, can draw and wants to grow up and make the world a better place.  Elementary kids ROCK!

Eating outside. Kids love the opportunity to take their lunch down to the playground and eat.  Lunch aides do not like taking kids outside to eat.  All kids under 10 are terrified of bees.  All lunch aides are too.

Grown up dress up:  Grown ups who are willing to dress up for the Halloween Fun Fest are considered to be superheros with all kindergartners.  I was a hippie this year.  I'll post a picture on Monday.

What did you learn this week?

7 random thoughts:

Steven Anthony said...

I cant wait to see your costume... peace man ;)

David Waters said...

cucumbers rock! Taste great and good for puffy eyes...perfect food.

Gina said...

I went back to work this week and you are so right about elementary kids. Seeing them gasp and run to hug me when seeing me after 8 weeks was priceless. :)

septembermom said...

Looking forward to seeing your hippie picture :) Elementary school kids are so cute and affectionate. I see how they even react so sweetly to me when I come in as a class mom.

Jenners said...

This was such a happy and inspiring post! You are doing good, Lunch Lady! Can't wait to see your costume!

Tortuga said...

About the stickers: I know, right? I LOVE how easy it is to "motivate" the younger kiddos. They are so eager to please.

Becca said...

Cucumbers are the best. That is actually pretty sad that some of the kids have never tried them. Elementary kids are adorable. What in the world happens?!

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