If you teach young students, ELL students, students with special needs, or any student who benefits from explicit instruction and plenty of visuals, this book will be a great resource for teaching them how to follow procedures in the cafeteria. I read it again, and again, and again to my students.
And for all of who bought my "Bathroom Book," this is a GREAT COMPANION!" :-)
The book is written using very simple sentences, clear explanations, and perfect clip art and real pictures to match the words.
Procedures included in this book include:
**signing up for lunch in the morning (if you bought my "Lunch Choice Tags," these tags are illustrated on this page)
**waiting in a straight and quiet line until it is your turn to enter the lunch line
** carrying your tray carefully
** Sometimes spills happen... what to do when there is a spill
** raising your hand if you need supplies (napkin, straw, milk, spoon...)
** raising your hand to ask permission to throw your tray away
** sitting at your assigned table
** staying at the table until lunch time is over
** how to enter your lunch account number on the pin pad
Note: I have my students wear one of those plastic, coil, elastic bracelets (meant to be a keychain) with a little tag hanging on that has their name and their lunch account number. This helps them enter their number on the keypad until they memorize it. When they are done entering their number, I leave a little basket on the cafeteria counter for them to place their bracelets so they don't eat with it on. Then my aide brings the basket back to the room at the end of lunch, and we're ready for the next day. This procedure is also in the book... Simply take these pages out if you don't want them! (but it really does work well :-))
Clipart by Scrappin' Doodles and KPM Doodles