Tuesday Teacher Tips: Social Committee's Lunch Bunch

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Tuesday Teacher Tips: Social Committee's Lunch Bunch
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Every Tuesday Michelle, from Teach 123, and I will have a new installment of my favorite post, Tuesday Teacher Tips!
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 This week's tip is about having a weekly Lunch Bunch.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Tuesday Teacher Tips: Social Committee's Lunch Bunch

I love Lunch Bunch and I've been lucky enough to be a part of it at three schools now!
Every Wednesday two people make lunch for 12 people. TWELVE PEOPLE!! I know, you are thinking it is a crazy idea already ~ but keep reading. You and a friend make enough food for 12 people this Wednesday, for example. A crock pot of chili, a pan of lasagna, club sandwiches, whatever your specialty is that most people will enjoy for lunch. You also provide some sides, like fruit, bread and cookies. Then for the next four weeks you do nothing on Wednesdays but show up to eat! Fabulous! We usually work on a five week cycle of 10 people cooking. Number 11 and 12 are the principal and assistant principal...they eat for free! 
It is a lovely way to kiss up & seriously, they already do so much for us!

So your month would look like this:
Wednesday, Sept. 3rd ~ Fern and Lilly
Wednesday, Sept. 10th ~ Andrew and Calvin
Wednesday, Sept. 17th ~ Heather and Anna
Wednesday, Sept. 24th ~ Karen and Mark
Wednesday, Oct. 1st ~ Kathy and Ben
Wednesday, Oct. 8th ~ Fern and Lilly {repeat pairs}

So ~ Pros:
*You wake up and not worry about cooking for 4 Wednesdays in a row!
*You get to try new and exciting foods and desserts!
*You learn new recipes for your family dinners!
*One less day a week you are staring at a cardboard box of frozen food!
*It develops a nice sense of getting to know each other and having something, other than school, to talk about at lunch while you share your  recipes!
*One Wednesday every 5 weeks you are lugging food to school.
*Even with signs saying "Lunch Bunch Only, Do Not Eat" people will sometimes eat your food. {To avoid this have the first person coming to lunch set it out and then the last person to eat take the stuff back to their classroom.}
During the years that I've written this blog, I've published a lot of our lunch bunch recipes as well as our family favorite recipes....I share these with you and many of them have free, printable recipe directions....Just know in advance, pictures and photography are not my strong point! :)
Favorite Recipes of Mine
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Michelle has some great tips about a school's social committee that she would like to share with you, too.
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Since Michelle and I loved reading all your teacher tips this summer, and we still have so many ideas to share with you, we're going to continue this weekly feature for the 2014 - 2015 school year. Stop by Michelle's blog and my blog each week for Tuesday Teacher Tips.  We hope you will share your ideas, too.  

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