So we just found out our district is adopting a new policy in January. All the students are already offered free breakfast in the morning but instead of eating in the cafeteria-they are all suddenly going to be eating in our classrooms. This is supposedly to save money (I don't understand how) and make sure every student is eating breakfast so they'll learn better. I am upset by this for 2 reasons: 1. we already have issues with roaches and mice (Texas-sized critters) and 2. That's at least a 1/2 hour if not 45 minutes of instructional time lost every day as they cannot ask teachers to come in earlier-so breakfast will start later. We were told to "be creative" with that time-which I guess means still do lessons while they are eating? Not to mention-with 5-year olds, I'm going to be doing a lot of cleaning up after them every day. Argh! Please tell me someone does this and it's effective? There's nothing we are going to be able to do to change our higher-ups minds on this.