Today in Kindergarten we did a classroom restaurant. It was a lot of work to organize but so much fun! I organized centers throughout the week where the students made menus, a banner, name tags/hats, placemats and learned how to wash dishes. The AM class was "Rees' Eats" and the PM class was "Pizza Parlor".
I taught mini lessons on Restaurant vocabulary and the different jobs at restaurants. The students then voted on which job they wanted to do (Host/Hostess, Waiter/Waitress, Busboys, Cooks, Cashier, Entertainer, Drinks, Salad, Dishwasher...). And today was the day!
It was amazing how well the Kindergarteners did. Between the AM and PM class we served over 130 people! (Parents, Siblings and Grandparents). The students took orders, made pizza, put salad and cookies on the plates, made and served drinks, cleaned up and set up again for the next set and so much more. They were so cute all dressed in red with name tags and hats. The parents loved it and I did too!