Thursday, March 29, 2012

Lunch Bag LInky

Lunchbox Linky Party...check it out at 4th Grade Frolics.  I am joining in the fun and sharing my lunch (although this week I am thankfully not worrying about lunch..thank you Spring Break)  Here is my lunch bag:
I love the polka dot and turquoise!  Pretty sure I found it at TJ Maxx, before school started.  I often take things in tupperware, and it is big enough to hold everything.
I bring a banana, but I usually eat it for snack, before lunch.  I have a water bottle and usually left overs from the night before.  My dinner is often chosen based on what it creates as lunch for the next day!
I also have a mini-fridge hidden in my room.  It is generally stocked string cheese, yogurt, and lots of diet cherry pepsi and dark chocolate hershey kisses!

Lunch Schedule:
My class goes to lunch at 11:10.  I wait in the cafeteria until they are all through the lunch line, then I am free to leave and head for the staff room.  Students eat lunch until 11:35 and then are dismissed to recess until 11:55.  We have a staff room and it is a fun group of teachers during the 1st and 2nd grade lunch.  I usually eat there 3-4 days of the week.  I try and eat in the cafeteria once a learn so much more about some of your students than you do just in the classroom.  Usually, once a week one of my chickadees has earned "friendly lunch."  They get to pick two friends and eat in the classroom instead of the cafeteria.  

One more thing....because I just discovered this bit of inspiration...and I still kinda miss Simon, from American Idol...and I loved Paul Potts shocking Britain's Got Talent audition....
Gives me goosebumps! 
Happy Thursday,


  1. Maybe I would take a lunch if the MR didn't get the dibs on the leftovers..Staci

    Going Nutty!

  2. Your lunch looks yummy!!!
    I think you're so sweet to eat with your kiddos in the cafeteria every once in awhile -- WOW!!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  3. Laurie,
    If this is not spelled right it's cuz I'm typing through crying!!!! OHMYWORD!!!!!! That!!!!!! Thanks for sharing that!!!! Incredible! Thanks for linking up to my linking, especially since you're on spring break:) Love your lunch tote:) I also love what you said about learning more about your kiddos from a different perspective...Love that:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  4. Sounds like you have a nice chunk of time away from the classroom for lunch. :) Do you ever have to do recess duty, which means hurrying through lunch to do duty?
    Conversations in Literacy

    1. I don't have lunch duty, however, I do let kids choose to stay inside on nasty days (which is often in Portland). They can return to class after they are dismissed and hang out in class. Their favorite activity is drawing on the mini-whiteboards.