Step 1: Prep Materials
In my excitement to make this happen for my first graders, I ended up creating a bundle that you can find in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. There are a lot of choices within the bundle so you have to decide what is right for your student and the grade you are teaching. I tried to keep it simple for 1st graders and scale it up for older students. Our focus today was on the books.
I have a mild obsession with themes, so I added some other decor elements to our room transformation. Such as teacher chef apron and hat, table cloths, hot dog baskets for pencils, and fresh flowers. Use whatever you have around the house to add to the room such a mini chalk boards, flickering candles (battery operated), or kitchen themed elements.
Step 2: Set Up
Step 3: Check-In
I picked my students up from special wearing an apron and chef hat and gave them no explanation. I lead them to the Book Bistro and checked them in for their reservations. I displayed the Book Bistro sign on the board and played instrumental music in the background. We tasted a book together before they got to taste the many flavors of non-fiction books around the room.
Step 4: Restaurant Review
It Is Elementary My Dear with Michele