No snack time (or lunch) for K class from 10:20-1:40

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  1. calight

    calight New Member

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    What do I do about a crazy Kindergarten schedule? I have a kindergarten class from 10:20-1:40, with no break time for a snack. The entire day is accounted for w/ instructional minutes. The poor children have to eat lunch at 9:50 ... try reasoning with a 5 year old to stuffing themselves so they can get thru the day. Some parents are upset, but it's a low income school and parent involvement is rather low. The few that are complaining seem to be getting no where with the principle or superintendant. I need to find a way to work the snack in during instructional time. Any advice???
     
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    Hmm... cereal math? graph fruit loops, count them, sort them, EAT THEM. :) Measuring cups for drinks? count how many are drinking milk, juice, water, etc. Will that pass?
     
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    Can you have a "working snack?" Like... allow a piece of fruit or some crackers while you're reading aloud?
     
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    Do you have time planned for a read aloud? If so, let them eat while you read.
     
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    Have a snack that relates to the topic of the day, or relates to the day's story, color, letter, etc.

    Or have a snack they can help make for math. Measuring, counting, etc.

    Those kiddos need a snack. :)
     
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    That's terrible! I definitely agree with the ideas for working food!! Those kids definitely can't go that long without something to eat!! :mad:

    For those that said it can relate to the material-- how do you ensure all the kids do this each day (such as getting them to bring cereal for graphing, or making it relate to a specific story)? Otherwise, wouldn't the teacher have to supply the snack? I would never be able to afford snacks for 20 kids everyday! :(
     
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    You said it best! Making those poor little ones eat lunch at 9:30 when that is normal breakfast time/snack time at the schools in my area. Our earliest lunch is not until 11am. I know I could not eat lunch at 9:30 for one I would not be hungry for a lunch type meal this early(maybe a snack), and for 2 I know my tummy would be growling again by early afternoon. Oh, and making them work just to get a snack is sad too. They should get a snack regardless. I agree that good ideas were brought up in this thread for ways to work a snack in but you have time allowed for that and not have to work it in.
     
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    Lunch before the Price is Right is on is just wrong. That is breakfast.
     
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    :toofunny::rofl::toofunny::rofl:

    During the summer months, I eat lunch with Drew Carey every day! :spitwater:
     
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    TPIR is on at 10:00 here. The perfect cereal date! 11:00 lunch is for the Young and the Restless...
     
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    I am CRACKING UP!!! But TPIR comes on at 9 here, so that would be even worse!!!
     
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    What brainiac decided 9:40 is lunch time? Maybe that person needs to be flayed in the court of public opinion.

    As to working around this, I think the idea to have a story/snack time is probably the best way to handle it.
     
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    Our PreK used to eat lunch at 10:15 but it was decided that was too close to their breakfast at 8:00. Now they eat when the upper grades eat at 12:00.
    K still eats at 10:30.
     
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    amen! 11am is for Y and R! I watch daily when I am not working. I bet you record it! HAHA! FYI: just in case you wondered they will show the whole episode if you missed it on the website and with little comercial interupstion.
     
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    TPIR is on at 11:00 here!

    As for the snack/lunch issue, the parents need to get involved and find a solution for this problem.
     
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    My kids have to eat snack during instructional time. Last year my kids did pretty good with it for the most part. It can be a pain tho because you do have some kids that want to play with their food and not pay attention, but if they want snack this is the only way to do it.

    I do community snack where the parents bring in things for the whole class.
     

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