This quarter, Emmarose's group will be examining the essential question, What is the relationship between the producer and the consumer?
While many producer/consumer relationships are focused on products, Emmarose's group will be exploring how experiences can also be produced and consumed.
-What makes a good experience for you?
-How do we take in an experience through all five of our senses?
-How do we create an enjoyable experience for consumers?
Students will be working in teams to design an experience, more specifically... a restaurant!
The theme was kicked off with a special episode of Top Chef Jr. "Restaurant Wars." Over the course of the next 8 weeks, students will research what is involved in creating a restaurant, how to brand and design their restaurant, and how to create a complete menu. They will visit a restaurant where students can take notes and collect information on the what they enjoyed about the experience, the food, and the layout and design of the environment. At the end of our unit, students will pitch their restaurant ideas to a panel of surprise judges.
During this unit students will explore most, if not all, of the following:
The importance of collaboration and communication in a team
Introduction to perimeter and area when creating blueprints of their restaurants
3D model building
Introduction to culinary terms when designing menus
Introduction to money when pricing items on their menus
Presenting to an audience (public speaking)
Let the restaurant wars begin!
Emmarose's Week at a Glance
Patterns and Modeling
Theme: Restaurant Wars
Discuss and decide on group goals and roles
Review "producer" and "consumer"
Begin restaurant research
Themes, logos, menus, prices, decor and layout
Kapla block restaurant design
Restaurant observation homework sent home (DUE MONDAY, THE 23RD)