Did you observe in the cafeteria to make sure all was safe?

Posted on: Mon, 09/03/2007 - 3:41pm
carpediem's picture
Joined: 01/08/2007 - 09:00

Did you or are you going to observe in the cafeteria to make sure all is safe and going smoothly for your child?

If so, how many days did you observe?

Posted on: Mon, 09/03/2007 - 4:28pm
maddiesmom's picture
Joined: 12/20/1999 - 09:00

Yes, I actually "shadowed" my DD in her first 2 years of school for the first 2 days of the new school year. The teachers would put me to work in the classroom, labeling and doing helpful things for her, but I also could observe the daily routine and what things they needed to do for DD. The big part was lunchtime, and I would go in and observe all of it. It helped me to understand the routine, how they handled lunches from home with pn butter, possible areas she may react, what garbage cans she should avoid, where the lunch line is in relation to her table, etc. After my 2 days of observing I would sit back down with 504 team and tweak her 504 if necessary. I found it very helpful to see it all in motion, versus just talking about it so we could change things that are/are not working.

Posted on: Mon, 09/03/2007 - 8:56pm
PeanutFreeInMD's picture
Joined: 04/23/2007 - 09:00

Yes, last week was DS's first week of first grade. I went in 3 times during the lunch/recess period to observe. I even take my 2 year old!

Posted on: Mon, 09/03/2007 - 11:21pm
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

I go the 1st week(the 1st couple days I show him what to do(point thing out to para's, lunch staff, custodian....), then the last couple days, I watch and observe) to make sure all is done accordingly....then my son asks me to come every Monday(the one day the school serves pb&j Uncrustables)...
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig, hamster & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, all seeds(sesame, sunflower, poppy, pine nut) beef, chicken, eggs, coconut, green beans/all beans, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 (peanut, tree nuts, milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, hamster, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk, beef and egg, dog(avoiding peanuts, tree nuts, strawberries, seeds, legumes and corn)

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