Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I remembered to take a picture of Kat after school yesterday. Not very good ones at that, as the batteries were going dead in the camera. Dead batteries seem to be a trend around here.
Of course, she was hot and disheveled after her first day, but that's alright. She said her teacher is "so much fun". Unfortunately, her teacher was only there for the first day. She had a baby about 10 days ago and is out on maternity leave until Nov. 1. Most of the kids are familiar with their long-term sub, though, so everything should go smoothly until then.
Let me ask those of you who have kids in school...are your kids allowed to take a snack to school for either the morning or the afternoon?
Kat and her classmates are allowed a healthy snack at first recess around 10:15 or so because they are on the last lunch shift, which isn't until after 12:30. (Classes with an early lunch shift are allowed a snack in the afternoon.) The kids must bring their snack from home, are never allowed to share or trade because of potential allergies, aren't allowed anything that needs refrigeration, and aren't allowed to bring candy or soda. Today I sent Kat with a few honey pretzels, some applesauce and a bottle of water, all in reusable/refillable containers.
I know we never had the snack option, but I think it's a great idea. Sometimes it feels like forever between meals, especially for little kids.
Posted by Annie Jones at 9:09 AM