The second café of the year has opened in Topeka Public Schools, although this café won’t be open long. The Kanza Café , which opened recently at the Kanza Education and Science Park, has delicious food on its menu. The Seuss Café at Shaner Elementary is serving up books to its customers.
The activity to encourage reading is operated just like a real café. Fourth and fifth graders welcome younger students to the café (the media center). The students take orders to find out what book the customer wants. Then a cook prepares or gets the book and it is delivered to the table where it is read by a student.
Donna Robbins, a literacy coach, came up with the idea for the café. “The only complaint I have had is there is no coffee. The kids are asking, can we do this again next week,” said Robbins. The café closes March 7th.