I teach 2nd grade. Last year in my school K, 1, 3, and 4 had snack time but my grade partners and I decided we didn't want to have it. I hate the fact that it takes important learning time away, I hate crumbs and food in my classroom, and then I have kids wanting drinks and the water fountain is so far away! Not to mention the unhealthy things that are brought in. On Wednesdays we have soft pretzel day (loveeee living in Philly during this day ). Its not such a huge deal to have the kids eat their pretzels at the end of the day because there arent wrappers, smells, etc. Our day starts at 8:30 and the kids have lunch at 12. Then we go from 12:30-3 and they leave. Thats a pretty equal time. In the other classes I can understand why they have morning snack (4th grade doesnt eat lunch until 1:30). I think my question to everyone is, do you have snack time? Do you think its important to have that break? Is there any way I can have a "working snack" and how do you manage that? My students get PLENTY of bathroom breaks during the day too so they dont need the break for that.