I'd like some ideas about how to do snack time. I teach a mixed class of 3 and 4 year olds. School starts at 8:30 and we usually eat snack as a group at 9:00. Some of the kids are hungry and some aren't...some take a long time to eat and some gobble. After snack we do small groups during which the students rotate among three teacher-directed learning activities (letters, numbers, theme activities) for a half hour. I've been dabbling with two ideas: make one of these activities a snack time in which students would serve themselves family style or make snack a free choice center whereby students could get snack whenever they wanted to. Any ideas or thoughts?