Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lunchbox Linky Party

Tara at 4th Grade Frolics is having a fun lunchbox linky party! Check out her blog to see what she and others are packing for lunch. :)

Here's my lunchbox that I got last summer from Mixed Bag Designs (a fundraiser company) that I just love! I like eating lunch but I like it more if I don't have to make it. :) And since I'm not a morning person, my wonderful husband makes my lunch for me...everyday! Yay!!

Lunch for me is usually a salad with a Smart Ones meal and some fruit. I always have my huge Starbucks cup filled with water. I gave up caffeine 2 years ago because I was a HUGE addict!! Now it's water, water, water! I do like to add Mio in it for some flavor. My lunch time is 11:15 - 12:00. Sometimes it feels like brunch but I like it. Being in first grade means we're the first to eat lunch so our staff lunch room is usually very quiet until 2nd and 3rd grades start coming in. That's when I get to catch up with my friends that I don't usually get to see now that I'm back in 1st. We have a duty-free lunch which I love!! Every Wednesday I eat lunch in the cafeteria with my WILD Thing of the Week. The kids love that I do that and swarm around me when I'm there, bombarding me with millions of questions and stories in the 20 minutes that we eat together. Then they go to recess for 25 minutes.

Our school gives out Splash Attacks which are "Caught You Being Good" notes. They can be given to classes or individual students. When a class has earned 15, they get extra recess at lunch time! So there are times when my class gets an hour long lunch because of the Splash Attacks, which makes me a very happy teacher! haha!

My school is very close to a lot of restaurants and my favorite sandwich shop. When I don't feel like bringing a lunch or it's Pay Day, I take a quick ride to get lunch and bring it back so I can still chat with my teacher friends. :)

Thanks Tara for a fun linky party!!


  1. Thanks for linking up Marissa!! You must love the long lunch/recess times:) I've cut back my caffeine but not quit....How is that Mio? I have thought about trying it....Love the Starbucks cup!!! I love Starbucks!!!

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. Tara,
    I really like the Mio because it's not as sweet as Crystal Light. I still love Starbucks even though I'm not drinking coffee! I'm addicted to their passion iced teas!! (no caffeine) My local Starbucks peeps know me by name and what I like to drink. :)

    WILD About First Grade!