San Antonio teacher creates replica Whataburger as play area for classroom

What-a-way to learn

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.

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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."

See photos of Whatasized interactive lesson here:

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