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Friday, February 17, 2012

Lessons from the lunchlady: where are the cupcakes?

This week in the cafeteria I learned that I don't do well on little sleep, that budget concerns make for low morale, and that I'm thankful for my long weekend.

Birthday Cupcakes. Our students are still allowed to bring in cupcake birthday treats. They often eat them during lunch to avoid making a mess in their classrooms. Today a little kindergartener was perplexed by the fact that the cafeteria staff didn't give him a cupcake. Appearently, he never knew they came from home. He was a little disappointed.

There is saliva on this. We ran the plastic spoons through the dishwasher and when we put them out they were a little damp. A first grader said, "Excuse me, there is saliva on this." Ummm....goodness that is gross.

Peppers in my pepper. I was cutting red peppers today and found a little green pepper inside it. I thought this was boss says it happens all the time. So I ask you...have you ever seen a pepper in your pepper?

Perfect inspection. The health inspector popped in this week and we passed again with flying colors. It's not unusual to get written up for stupid things like apples with no tongs or dirt in a ceiling vent. Knock on wood, we've been perfect three times in a row.

Libya was on the menu. We had a dried fruit mixture on the menu for our Libya meal. It included dried, cherries, cranberries, rasins and sunflowers. It was delicious. Sadly, I think only 10 kids actually tried it.

Elementary kids don't eat anything unless it's a breaded piece of chicken.

What did you learn this week?

5 random thoughts:

DeepBlue said...

Yeap! Got that pepper in pepper many many times! I also didn't know that peppers were mammals!
Enjoy your long weekend!

Kristie Maynard said...

Some interesting lessons this week for you!
I came here hoping for a chuckle, as I need one right now and you didn't disappoint! I love your little cupcake cartoon, it made me laugh!
I am learning a lot of disappointing things recently. I learned that you sometimes can't depend on others to hold up their commitments. Why is that? If someone says they will do something, they should so it. Oh well, I'll have to just deal with it, eh?!
Thanks for the laugh!!!

Jenners said...

That is freaky about the pepper in the pepper! I never knew that could happen!! And that poor kindergartner! I feel kind of bad for him.

Gina said...

Never seen a pepper in a pepper! Didn't know that was possible.

Wendy said...

I always look forward to your Lesson's from the lunchlady posts...I'm just a little late reading them this week!

I do not recall every getting a pepper in a pepper but it's kinda cool!

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