Umphrey Lee Elementary students and staff put on their aprons, transformed their campus into the U Lee Pizzeria, and cooked up a whole day of interactive learning.
Principal Stephanie McCloud and Umphrey Lee teachers organized this day-long activity to reinforce learning in areas of improvement in an exciting, engaging way.
The desks in the classrooms were covered with red-and-white checkered tablecloths. Teachers divided students into groups and handed out large pizza boxes filled with hands-on learning materials. Students and teachers wore aprons and chef hats. The computer activities for the day were pizzeria-themed. And, at the end of the day, every single student got a cheesy slice.
The U Lee Pizzeria is just one of a series of Umphrey Lee campus transformations. The event is part of a strategy where the staff agrees on a theme and decorates the whole school to get the students excited about learning. They do activities like this several times throughout the school year.