Thursday, June 21, 2012

Lunch Choices from Guest Blogger Laura!

Hey all you Teachery Tidbit Fans! Natalie is off today and I am so excited to make my first guest blog post! This is Laura Davis from Tattling to the Teacher, here to share a little management freebie that was a lifesaver for me last year.

I don't know about you, but at my school we have to send down a "Lunch Order Form" every morning, telling the cafeteria what our students are buying everyday. The cafeteria sends home a monthly breakfast and lunch calendar with 2 choices for each meal. Of course, we have kids that bring lunchboxes too! Since I have to keep track for the cafeteria, I came up with a way to take attendance and record lunch choices all at the same time.

Sorry for the poor quality... Cell phone pic!
I put all the kids names on clothespins and clipped them to a long ribbon right by the door. I made three choices for them: Lunchbox (brought your lunch), Lunch Choice #1 and Lunch Choice #2. In the middle of the Lunch Choice #1 and 2 there is a little piece of Velcro. I would Velcro pictures of the choices everyday on those spots. Each morning the kids come in and move their clip to their lunch choice. This was a very effective way of taking attendance and lunch orders without having to ask every morning. Does your school turn in lunch orders daily? If so, you're in luck!
A freebie for you today- my lunch labels and a lunch order form. There are 25 different lunch choices with 2 blank ones (for those unusual lunches!). Click any of the pictures below to get the freebie!



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  1. I have done this same system, but with having the kids names on die cuts and then on a magnetic board where they put their name next to the choice they want. I love this idea though. I love me some ribbon :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

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  3. Love this idea! Similar to what I use but way cuter!! Thanks for sharing.

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