SAN ANTONIO – One teacher in the Edgewood Independent School District is cooking up a special order of learning.
Teacher Javier Rubio built a replica of a Whataburger restaurant as a play area for his students at Cardenas Early Childhood Center.
The creative, orange-filled play area includes a kitchen, cash register, food and tables.
Carissa Valdez, social media and marketing analyst for Edgewood, said Rubio created the play center as a way for students to learn vocabulary, social skills and mathematics.
Rubio sent KSAT the following statement:
"I created a Whataburger in my classroom so my students can interact and act out the people working in these great franchises. I used boxes that I would find around the school, butcher paper and a lot of hot glue to build it. Students can pretend, imagine and be creative with the manipulatives in the center. They will learn and develop language, math, fine-motor, and social skills through pretend to play in the Whataburger."