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Old 01-24-2013, 01:04 PM
 
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It just make me krazy. The kids are moderately quiet, but the inevitible spill of chocolate milk just happened. I hate to see my room turned into a placemat.


Spills never really come clean in a classroom. Feeling blue about 22 kids smearing lunch onto my learning laboratory.

Anybody in the same boat of having kids eat in the classroom on rainy days???



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We have a cafeteria where kids eat lunch, so I don't understand your problem. Some teachers let kids bring their lunch back as a reward. Kids like to eat in the room. I don't do this. Sorry you are feeling blue.
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At my school, kids eat breakfast in the classroom every single day. I can't stand it. It's a grab and go breakfast from the lunchroom, but someone always ends up spilling milk, cereal, etc. and then there is a sticky mess in the room all day long.
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Where do they eat when it's not a rainy day?

We eat both breakfast and lunch in our classroom, every day. It is a pain. I spend much time at the beginning of the year teaching my expectations, to help prevent the room from being trashed.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:48 PM
 
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Our kids eat everything in our classes. Every snack and lunch.
No such thing as a cafeteria or lunch room in an elementary school.


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Old 01-24-2013, 07:36 PM
 
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A gym/lunch room in our elem school. Every elem I have taught in has had this set up. I've never had to have students eat in my room. Doesn't sound fun!
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:48 PM
 
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Our kids eat in their classrooms too. We don't have a cafeteria. However, lately it has been so cold that the kids haven't been able to go outside for recess, which means they are in the classroom for the entire lunch hour. I'm lucky because I teach half-day K so I don't have that problem, but I think it would drive me crazy! I'm sure my kids would get into everything!!!
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:44 PM
 
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Do they usually eat outside? Where do they eat on a non-rainy day?

Sorry that your room is messy!
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So...it could be worse!
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As per usual, I can be humbled by others who have it rougher than we do. The students have a shade pavilion to eat under at tables. We're talking 500 K-5s eating outdoors unless it rains. Then, when it the upper graders eat in the MU room with admins and the younger ones eat with minimal supervision in the classroom. I just suck it up and stay without a lunch break.

Seems like the roles should be reversed with the little kids in the MU and the older ones could groom up and stay in their classrooms.

Sorry you guys have to house the brunt of the lunch program in your rooms. Somehow, it all just doesn't seem practical. If I said 'fair' you would laugh me out of town.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:48 PM
 
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I'm an elementary teacher, and every place I've worked has had a cafeteria. I have never seen an elementary school without a cafeteria!

That would drive me crazy. We had to have rainy day recess inside, which was bad enough! I can't imagine adding the food element!


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Old 01-24-2013, 09:56 PM
 
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the kids always eat in the classroom rainor shine! so you gotta be happy that you sometimes get a break!
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:48 PM
 
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Mine eat in the classroom every day. I wish we could go outside, but we have to be indoors. Hate it.
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Many of our elementary schools
Old 01-25-2013, 11:49 PM
 
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serve a daily free breakfast in the classroom. Rules require any child who take any one thing from the breakfast to take all of the items. Nothing to be sent back to the kitchen, nothing to be saved for later. If you don't eat it, throw it in the trash. I'm amazed that we don't have people dumpster diving with all the left overs in there.

Milk is included in every meal (often only source of protein)--carpets smell ripe in summer.
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