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Friday, October 7, 2011

Lessons from the Lunchlady: peas please

This week the sun returned to Pennsylvania and lifted my mood greatly.

Here are a few things I learned.

Silverware chutes are fun. We've had kids put their trays down the chute and plastic ware down the chute. This week we had a cute little Spoon from the movie Cars come down for a visit.

Green beans....um corn. Nope these are peas. It continues to amaze me (and sometimes sadden me) how often the kiddos at our school do not recogonize the vegetable of the day.

Five digit numbers + kindergarteners = headache. At breakfast the students are asked to memorize their student ids so we can easily check them out for breakfast. It's a form of torture trying to teach each number to the kindergartners.

Would you like a super salad? Yes, please. The problem? My boss was asking would you like soup or salad. The kids couldn't figure what made the salad super.

What temperature is my milk? We had a third grader ask us if his milk was the right temperature...um seriously? You should have seen his face when my manager stuck a thermometer right down in it. 41 degrees. Perfect!

In conclusion, remember only school silverware goes down the chute. Peas look nothing like corn. Five digit numbers should not be given to the five year olds. Try salad or soup...it might be less confusing and never ask a person with access to a thermometer what temperature your milk is unless you really wanna know.

What did you learn this week?


9 random thoughts:

DeepBlue said...

Now, wait a minute... there is such things as green corn... looks like over-cooked busted peas!

Poor kindergarteners, they already have a hard time remembering their phone number and now, they have to learn their student id??? Pfff! Adults are so demanding! ;)

I can't wait for Friday to see what my favorite lunch lady has cooked up for us. Have a great weekend. It's OUR Thanksgiving up here in Canadia, so i'm thankful for all of you, friend of Bloggerland! ;)

Oh! And I'll have a super salad at 41 degrees, please! ;P
Hugs
Jon

Mama Kat said...

hahaha!! Oh my Lord, the good times to be had in a lunch room. I had no idea!

David Allen Waters said...

I learned you are an awesome friend who always makes me laugh :)

becca said...

what wait i need a number to eat wow i'd be starving trying to remember my number. sounds like being a lunchlady is wicked fun or is it just wicked

Jenners said...

That super salad just cracks me up!

Mitch Block said...

I didn't learn anything nearly as important.

Pat said...

I can't believe a kid wanted to know the temperature of his milk!

You are a funny lady! I love your lessons from a lunchlady series!

Becca said...

The temperature of milk? Seriously? What is going on at that kids house?!

And you are right that is pretty sad that kids don't know the difference between peas and corn!

kt moxie said...

I want super salad for lunch. That sounds better than what I got!


...and those poor kindergartners! That is pure torture to have to remember all those numbers!

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