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Friday, August 31, 2012

Lessons from the Lunchlady: I'll just have the hot dog

The first four days I'd school are in the books and we managed to feed the kids with little to no complaints in a somewhat timely fashion.

Here's what I learned the first week of school.

There's a lot of guesswork that goes into ordering. Quick, how many kindergarteners will eat a hotdog on the first day of school? How should you know? Exactly my point. I figured more buns was better than not enough.

The great milk debate. I am only offering white milk/skim milk for breakfast and so far it is going great. About 90 percent of the kids are taking it and I've had few questions about it. One 1st grader amazed herself when she "made" her own chocolate milk by pouring it onto her coco puff (Before I get any crap about serving coco puffs, please note that they are half cup servings of reduced fat/low sugar coco puff and contain only 12 grams of sugar).

I'll just have the hot dog. One little kindergartener told me at breakfast that he liked the hotdog so much that he came back for another one. He was amazed to learn that we served different foods for breakfast. He jumped excitedly when I told him we were having eggs.

Is there popcorn in the chicken? A kindergartener asked her mom if the popcorn chicken was made out of popcorn or mixed with popcorn. Goodness, that might be one of my favorite questions of all times.

Being on my feet all day. It's hard to get back into the swing of things after chillaxin at the pool all summer. My feet are still mad at me for making them wear shoes.

What did you learn?

5 random thoughts:

Kristie Maynard said...

I had this all written out and then I couldn't sign in and don't think it got sent. If it did and this is a 2nd one, just ignore it.
You've learned a lot already! Always something valuable to learn from kids, eh?!?!
I learned that it isn't too late to start my summer entertaining. I wanted to do more this summer, but it didn't work out as planned. But, that being said, this week we had company twice for dinner and I'm having people over on Sunday too. Never too late.

Monkey Man said...

I'll have the hot dog..haha, at least he was a kid who knew what he wanted :)

What did I learn? Not fixing the air conditioning in my car, then going for a drive today in hugh heat...bad idea!

Jenners said...

Thanks for answering my question about the popcorn chicken! ; )

Mitchell is Moving said...

I don't need to learn anything independently. I just count on you! (The chocolate milk produced by Cocoa Puffs was a my favorite magic when I was a kid.)

Pat said...

I love the "popcorn in the chicken" comment! I always look forward to your "lessons from the lunchlady" posts!

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