Did you know it’s “Restaurant Week” in fifth grade? Students are putting their math skills into real world application by learning how math is used in a restaurant setting, from learning how to calculate a tip using percentages and decimals to understanding how to double a recipe using fractions.
The connection to everyday life doesn’t stop there. Students are learning social skills related to restaurant etiquette and developing cultural awareness by investigating how McDonald’s restaurants tailor their menu based on their global location. To round out the week, each fifth grader will participate in a “book tasting” to showcase their summarizing skills.
During the book tasting, students will write a short synopsis of a novel or short story to give others an overview of their book. After leaving these written summaries on their desks, students will travel to the other desks in their classroom to get a taste of each book. Based on the results of their “tasting,” students select the novel or short story that interests them the most.
All Saints fifth graders give Restaurant Week a thumbs-up, superior review. What a fun way to learn!