We thought we should share how lunchtime works at our school. We go to the playground at 11:00, and when we get back at 11:30 we have our lunchtime (we are SO hungry by then!). We have lunch in our classroom, so we come in from the playground, we line up to wash our hands then we go to our cubbies to get our lunch boxes. We then choose where we want to sit and we set our place. We are encouraged to have the main meal first, then dessert, because it can be hard to eat the main meal after the sweetness of the dessert! If someone didn’t bring a drink we do have a water fountain in the classroom. After lunch we clean up our spot and we can rest a bit, looking at a book while our friends finish their lunch.
Today’s lunches are from Max, Marco, and Sophia Ann
Max’s mother explained that she uses a special lunch box for his lunch, from a company called laptop lunches. She alternates what is in the lunch box daily, but there is usually a salad and either a sandwich or cheese & crackers. In addition there is always some fruit and occasionally a yogurt. Today, as you can see, he had fruit (blueberries, strawberries and raspberries), carrot sticks and the little pot with salad dressing (Max really likes homemade salad dressing!), a hard-boiled egg and a Petit Ecolier cookie. Max also has an organic chocolate milk.
Marcos’s lunch is called Onigiri (rice ball); it is rice, seaweed, fish flakes and seasoning. It is a traditional Japanese snack or “brown bag” lunch or picnic food. All Japanese children eat Onigiri, Marco’s father told us – and Marco clearly likes it! Many Onigiri have something in the middle – salmon, kelp, tuna, pickled plum, etc… Marco also has Cheerios (a brand of cereal), green beans and a cookie.
Sophia’s lunch. Today she has salmon patties from a green market near her house. She goes with her mother to buy salmon there. Her mother told us that, as she is Canadian, she marinates the salmon in soy sauce and maple syrup and then they bake the fish and mix it with breadcrumbs and seasoning to make the patties. What makes this lunch really unique is that from beginning to end, it is made by Sophia and her mother, together. Sophia also has carrots, crackers and a yogurt.
Eating with the mouth closed: we did great!
Speaking with the mouth full: we need to work on this some more!
Food dropped or spilled on the floor: getting there…
Tomorrow we will see the lunches from four other classmates! See you tomorrow!