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Activity Plan 13: Understanding Place Settings

Boy practices with knife and fork on empty plateGrade Level: 3rd Grade

Duration: I class of one hour and 45 minutes

Materials: A placemat created on 11x14-inch paper with the placing of the fork, spoon and knife (please refer to the tactile placement prototype document).

Objectives and Outcomes: Students learn the layout of a placemat and its usage of utensils and plates by using and creating their own tactile placemat prototype setting.

Review of serving skills, etc. Children learn what a place setting consist of and why they are needed during all meals and or snacks. They learn common placement of the plate/bowl, knife, spoon, fork and napkin. Children also have the chance to employ etiquette learned in other lessons and apply by meal sharing and placemat creation.

Assessment: Child’s participation throughout curriculum and final event

Songs: Play and sing along with the students
Come to the Table, Share A Meal
Follow-up lesson: FINAL PRESENTATION


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