Today’s menu: pasta with meat sauce (or meat sauce with pasta), spinach, pear, “soft” breadstick
Yeah for spinach! Another new thing. It tasted good to me even though it didn’t seem to be seasoned at all.
Thankfully you can’t overheat it to bitterness like collard greens. Unfortunately if the kids don’t know that it’s not the bitter greens they have tried before then they won’t eat them. I didn’t hear anyone in the cafeteria saying, “Hey guys, today it’s a new veggie called spinach. Try a mouthful!”
I thought I’d take a picture of the containers when I get them: the plastic is sucked in due the increased heat and lack of air. There’s no question the food is hot.
I ate the pear, but I couldn’t eat the “soft” breadstick. I’m not sure it’s giving me anything nutritionally.
Sorry for the delay — Blogger’s picture uploader failed and I had to email myself the entire post…Grr…
I participated in The Lunch Tray’s
“Lunch Superheroes” series and here’s my post
. One of her readers asked a great question and she opened it up to people involved in school lunch reform. That was my take on what the parent should do at her school. Just so you know, I do not think of myself as a “hero” — those are her words. I’m just an average person moving forward in the world. I had a wacky idea and wanted to see what would happen if I ate school lunch every day. I am doing it for my students. What do you think of my response
Someone asked if I get my students up and moving. Yes, all the time. Movement breaks are a necessity for little kids! If you are a teacher, I hope you have heard about energizers
. Some of those lessons are fantastic!
I enjoy getting the kids up at the board (usually two at once) and sitting in a chair a few feet away and asking them some questions “quiz-style.” Even the act of just standing on your feet for a little while might be all it takes to get a student refocused to learn. Plus they love to write on the board and “pretend” to teach me. My style is “child-centered” versus “teacher-centered.” I present something and I’m hoping to elicit creativity and lots of language out of them. I am not from the “old school” where teachers do all the talking and direct everything. The “I’m talking and you need to be quiet and sit in your seat!” There is time and place for that certainly. I just know that I have to change things up so that kids don’t start fading and tuning me out. They must be motivated to learn or else it’s just rote drudgery.
Any questions I haven’t answered in awhile?