Sunday, March 11, 2012

Contemplating the Return of Chef Reid Moore

At the beginning of this school year, Chef Reid Moore attended the grand opening of the Giddy-Up Grill in our school's library. His job was to motivate the students to "read more", and encourage them to sample all kinds of delicious books in the library. Check out the visuals:

He was enthusiastic, energetic, and ready to kick off a fun-filled year of learning in the library. The students were delighted to have such a big-time celebrity in their midst!
He worked hard to introduce all things library to the kids--everything from library procedures and expectations to exciting events planned for the year. He gave countless tours of the library Giddy-Up Grill, endured pokes, tugs, and a few snide remarks about wearing "girl" shoes from some of the students.

Needless to say, by the end of library orientation week Chef Reid Moore had to really work to maintain a high energy level. He was tired. This picture says it all:

He hasn't been seen since. 

That's right, Chef Reid Moore is MIA. Not that the students haven't asked where he is and when he'll be back--they'd like to see him again, certainly. But is he up for another week-long visit at my elementary school? I sure hope so, because we're hitting the home-stretch of this school year. Not much time left, and his visit must not coincide with testing week, book fair week, or TLA's Annual Conference in April. 

So, if anybody has a great idea on how to convince Chef Reid Moore to come back, let me know. In the meantime, I'll be enjoying my Spring Break by working less and reading more!



  1. I couldn't wait! Oh my goodness I LOVE the tired chef picture. I guess you made about 25 quick changes that week! I spent the entire lesson with my mouth OPEN dropped to the floor. Talk about amazing and motivating. You are fantastic!!!
    Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits

  2. Looking forward to reading your upcoming posts! I've heard about how wonderful you are through Reagan's blog. I'm your newest follower! Check out my blog Sweet Seconds.

    Sweet Seconds

  3. Reagan sent me your way and I am your newest follower! I have read A LOT about you but this post captures my heart! I love all you do to engage kiddos in reading and books. Being a HUGE book lover myself I think you ROCK!!!

    I love my librarian and am going to share your blog with her! =)

    I would love for you to visit me if you get the chance! =)

    Heather's Heart

  4. LOVE Chef Reid Moore! Can he come to my school to teach my firsties a lesson?!


  5. Reagan has sent me your way! I'm your newest follower! Looking forward to reading what interesting things you have to share!

    Teaching Little Apples

  6. I am here via Reagan and am so thrilled that she pointed me your way! I look forward to reading more of your posts!
    An Open Door

  7. Precious!! So creative! Can't wait to read! I am your newest follower!

    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  8. Awww, definitely feeling the love here--thanks for all the sweet comments! I am in the process of checking out all of your blogs and am inspired (and, to be honest, a little intimidated) by everyone's creativity! And Reagan, I am so loving it that Ryan Gosling sort of kind of recommended my blog. I am one lucky librarian to get to work with such an awesome teacher like you!

  9. Reagan does NOTHING but brag about how awesome you are and makes us all super jealous that we don't have a, super creative and highly engaging librarian in our own schools!! You are so creative. The impression you are making on these kids will stay with them forever! What a fabulous way to encourage kids to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE reading. I'm so excited to read more of your posts.
    Dragonflies in First

  10. That looks like a lot of fun. Great job on instilling the love of books in your kiddos! I just found you and am your newest follower. Come on over to my blog I'm having a giveaway ;o)
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

  11. yay! you made a blog! :) So glad you did so you can share with us your brilliance, as Reagan says :) I even mentioned you in my "ode to Reagan" post - lol...

    ♥ Jen
    The Teacher's Cauldron

  12. Any friend of Reagan's is a friend of ours . . . and WoW . . . you bear a striking resemblance to Chef Reid Moore . . . SO very creative!!!

    Welcome to our cyberspace collaboration; you're going to LOVE it here! As for Reid Moore's reappearance . . . . Cookies by Amy Krouse Rosenthal might get the CHEF back . . . . or the brand-new Pink Tiara Cookies for Three by Maria Dismondy (who would likely partner with you to make that happen!!) . . . . or Numeroff's If You Give Pig A Pancake . . . . I'm sure you'll cook up a tasty idea . . . . and it'll undoubtedly be delish!!

    The Corner On Character

  13. Hi Reagan's happy to see you in blogland!!!!! I feel like I know you already!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  14. Chef Reid Moore was great! And I also love the wagon! You are still making the library fun!