Today is Thursday, which means that today is Lunch Bunch. During our 4 lunch periods, I will see many students. Luckily my room is large, because at times, I could have up to 18 students eating with me. During our time together, we talk about a variety of issues, but mostly about Kindness.
Lunch Bunch is announced in the morning and signs posted in the lunchroom to remind students that Lunch Bunch will be meeting. All students are welcome to attend, and no one is ever turned away. 5th Grade LBers, however, had to be divided into 2 groups: boys and girls, because over 40 students wanted to be involved and even with moving into a neighboring classroom, we didn't have enough room. Now we meet on two different days.
Since lunch is only 38 minutes, you really need to plan carefully your time together, especially when there are crafts involved.
This year, we started with one of my favorite stories. . .The Starfish. We read the story out loud, answered questions, and then made our own starfish which we filled in with our own good deed to make the world a better place. See below for the materials I used with the group.
I'll show you a few more Lunch Bunch projects we have already completed in future posts along with our most recent project, which we will finish next week.