My special end of the year project has been my American Diner
for the past 7 years! This project was a spin off from my student teaching mentor teacher and it had grown with me each year. My Diner is quite popular at the school as my students serve lunch to all the staff and parents. I love to show off how little (and crazy) second graders can become little adults to show what they have learned all year with sit-down restaurant.
To work at my diner students need to learn about American songs, symbols, landmarks, currency, and leaders. Once they have began reading articles and finding important information to include in their American Workbooks I begin the business stuff.
|Informational articles to 2 column notes to paragraphs.|
After applications I conduct interviews and check references on the spot by calling over their listed classmate and interrogating them :) Usually they are kind to each other and stay positive, but the honest ones are are the best!!
And then jobs are assigned...I like to have 3 shifts so they can get to try out different jobs and keep them excited for the long hours of food service. I used Google Docs so I could access it and change it as necessary and review it both at home and at school.
Menu: We served hot dogs, chips, veggies, cookies, and lemonade.
Gifts - Stick Flags for all of our visitors!