McDonald’s Golden Arches is what the students in the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. class were looking for when they went out on their first Community Based Instruction (CBI) for this school year. They were so excited to order their food using their McDonald’s Gift Card and enjoy lunch with their friends. 

Facilitators Karla Lama and Courtney Henry worked with the students on what they could order from the menu and how to place the order once they got to the counter. They discussed the different types of hamburgers, sandwiches, chicken, sides and combo meals and the prices for the different options. Each student chose what they wanted and practiced ordering before heading to McDonalds for their CBI. 

Once they arrived at McDonalds, students took turns ordering their own food. Some of them ordered hamburgers, chicken, milkshakes, etc. but the one thing that they all didn’t pass up were the delicious McDonald fries! All the students did a great job ordering their own food. This was a first-time experience for many of them! 

After lunch was ordered, the students sat together and had a great time socializing with one another. Conversation about Disney, Star Wars, Thanksgiving and Christmas Break were some of the topics that were discussed. We are so proud of the students, as the practiced  their Resources, Independence, Development, Growth, Empowerment and Social Skills during the CBI to McDonalds!