Tuesday Teacher Tips: Social Committee's Lunch Bunch

During the 2020 - 2021 Covid-19 school year, this might not work at school. But it can also be used at home with your family members, so that everyone can meal plan for the work week with this great idea!
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Tuesday Teacher Tips: School Social Committees
Every Tuesday I love to publish a Teacher Tip, sometimes it will something from an older post that I've updated, something it will be brand new. Join me every Tuesday and pin the post so you can start yourself a Pinterest Board of Terrific Teacher Tips to refer back to when you need them! This week's tip is about having a weekly Lunch Bunch.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Tuesday Teacher Tips: Social Committee's Lunch Bunch #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Tuesday Teacher Tips: School Social Committees

I love Lunch Bunch and I've been lucky enough to be a part of it at three schools now!

Hopefully this post will help you start your own Lunch Bunch and I am more than happy to answer any questions you might have! 

Directions for a School Lunch Bunch:
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 Right?!?!
We usually work on a five week cycle of 10 people cooking. Then, person number 11 and person number 12 eating are the principal and assistant principal...they eat for free! 
It is a lovely way to kiss up
Did I say that out loud? But seriously, they already do so much for us!

So your month would look like this:
Wednesday, September 2nd ~ Fern and Lilly
Wednesday, September 9th ~ Andrew and Calvin
Wednesday, September 16th ~ Heather and Anna
Wednesday, September 23rd ~ Jaret and Billie
Wednesday, September 30th ~ Ben and Jerry
Wednesday, October 7th ~ Fern and Lilly {Repeat the schedule.}

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, a spouse that might go to work at a later time is a wonderful help for this day.
* 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.} OR you can all meet up in one classroom if you are a large team and have the same lunch time.
I've worked on a Teacher's Lunch Bunch Recipe Ideas Pinterest Board for you, it has over 27.32K Followers at the time of publishing this post. I would love for you to follow it for some terrific recipe ideas even if you are unable to create a Lunch Bunch this year. 
Favorite Recipes of Mine

For a couple of years I've posted student appropriate jokes each school night on Instagram. School has started and my jokes are now in full swing! Many of my teacher friends tell me that they post the jokes in the mornings for their boys and girls to solve. Many assistant principals and principals send me thank you messages because they read them over the morning announcements! However you would like to use them with your school, I would love to hear from you! 
I also have them automatically post to my Jokes for Kids Pinterest Boards if you would like to see a collection of them from over the years! Close to 28,000 people follow that board, I would love for you to follow it for your boys and girls too! Enjoy!

Tonight's Joke for Tomorrow's Students
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