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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 10:09am

Plans for the weekend?

What did you think of the Golden Globe winners and Oscar noms?

Is there some big event happening in your life in 2014? Any major plans you're looking foward to?

What unusual stuff is going on at work right now?

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 01-21-2014 - 10:51pm

<<So you remember that classes usually don't start exactly when the bell rings.>>

Again, yes and that is why the instruction time is less than 42 minutes which I have said multiple times now, do you still not understand that basic math?

<<Yep the question was how big are the desks that you can fit a lunch "tray" on it WITH your school work.>>

No, there were two questions, I copied them both multiple times you ignored the second one, why is that?

<<So what is the problem? Why do you think they would have a problem with it?>>

I never said eating with others was a problem, you made that all up in various ways.

<<So why would they have a difficulty eating in class with other students as your ds does during lunch period?>>

First you didn't know the difference between an office and a classroom, now you don't know the difference between a lunch room and a classroom?  Have you not ever been in a high school?  

<<Again, I am in an open area, just like a classroom would be. I don't always have a lunch break. I sometimes work through lunch, like some students do. I don't find a problem with that and neither do the school, obviously.>>

So now you don't have cubes, your office area is set up exactly like a typical high school classroom?   How does that work with rows of desks without any storage for yourself?  I find it interesting that you like a break but can't understand why kids need that same lunch break.

<<Yes, computers. Not laptops. No need.>>

So do they have 20+ desktops in each classroom for use by the students or do you have to go to a computer lab?

<<No, you are incorrect as I have stated before many times. You don't need a lunch period to eat. Just like I don't need to have a lunch break at work to eat. I can't say if kids who don't have lunch periods or DO have lunch periods skip lunch. Not rocket science there.>>

I never said one needs a lunch period, do stop making up stuff and if you can't say if they skip lunch or not, it seems quite silly for you to tell me that I can't claim that they do.

<<Simple logic that you can throw garbage in the cans during classes? lol>>

Of course, but it stil takes time.

<<Nope, not "wonky" (is this a mid west phrase? lol). You can give a child a lunch period and that does not mean they are going to eat. So if the school is doing ths to support healthy eating habits, how is that working? You can easily eat healthy and not sit in a cafeteria for 42 minutes. We used to have an open campus when I went to school. You could go out for lunch. Was that promoting unhealthy eating too? You were not sitting in the cafeteria during that time. You can sit in a restaurant or in your car and eat or on the grass and eat, etc.>>

So basically a clear contradiction as I said earlier, thanks...no wonder the school thinks pe is so important, they have to make up for their lack of lunch time.  Makes total sense no, there is a problem and they are trying to correct that problem.  Thanks!


PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 01-21-2014 - 6:25pm

<<Dont you remember school?>>

Yes, that's why I'm able to easily understand simple math and logic in the example I gave you where clearly instruction time is reduced from the 42 minutes by kids being late to class.  

So you remember that classes usually don't start exactly when the bell rings.

<<I did answer, the desks are big enough for both and it must not be a problem since they allow it.>>

That wasn't the only question, lol.

Yep the question was how big are the desks that you can fit a lunch "tray" on it WITH your school work.

<<<I never said that I couldn't eat with others around, don't make up things.

<<So if you can, why couldn't someone else?>>

Again, I never said they couldn't, stick to what has actually been said.

So what is the problem? Why do you think they would have a problem with it?

So why couldnt a student?>>

I never said students couldn't eat with others either, mine do so every day, during lunch period.  Where are you getting this difficulty eating with others?  Is this a personal issue or something?

So why would they have a difficulty eating in class with other students as your ds does during lunch period? 

<<It is a open area, just like my desk. I go home for lunch because I like the break any enjoy a quiet time at home by myself.>

Unless you are claiming the high school classrooms have cubicles, no i'ts not the same, it's quite different acutally because you know..cubicles and such.  If you benefit from having a lunch break, why wouldn't it make sense for kids to have that benefit as well?

Again, I am in an open area, just like a classroom would be. I don't always have a lunch break. I sometimes work through lunch, like some students do. I don't find a problem with that and neither do the school, obviously.

<<Nope not laptops. They cant require all kids to buy laptops.>>

Who said anything about requiring all kids to buy laptops?  Your school doesn't have computers for classes to use in the classroom for projects?  Do they have any type of computer?

Yes, computers. Not laptops. No need.

<<Then dont claim that kids are skipping a meal.>>

It's simple logic, if kids don't have a lunch period, then logic would follow that some kids are skipping meals and since you don't know all the kids, you can't say that they don't, now can you?

No, you are incorrect as I have stated before many times. You don't need a lunch period to eat. Just like I don't need to have a lunch break at work to eat. I can't say if kids who don't have lunch periods or DO have lunch periods skip lunch. Not rocket science there.

<<Not when it is all around the school.>>

No, it still takes time...simple logic, really.

Simple logic that you can throw garbage in the cans during classes? lol

<<And kids could easily have a lunch period and not eat.>>

Of course, which is why it's silly to for the school to support unhealthy eating habits while requiring kids to have pe for "healthy reasons", total contradiction and more wonky health ideas.

Nope, not "wonky" (is this a mid west phrase? lol). You can give a child a lunch period and that does not mean they are going to eat. So if the school is doing ths to support healthy eating habits, how is that working? You can easily eat healthy and not sit in a cafeteria for 42 minutes. We used to have an open campus when I went to school. You could go out for lunch. Was that promoting unhealthy eating too? You were not sitting in the cafeteria during that time. You can sit in a restaurant or in your car and eat or on the grass and eat, etc.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 01-21-2014 - 5:21pm

<<Dont you remember school?>>

Yes, that's why I'm able to easily understand simple math and logic in the example I gave you where clearly instruction time is reduced from the 42 minutes by kids being late to class.  

<<I did answer, the desks are big enough for both and it must not be a problem since they allow it.>>

That wasn't the only question, lol.

<<<I never said that I couldn't eat with others around, don't make up things.

<<So if you can, why couldn't someone else?>>

Again, I never said they couldn't, stick to what has actually been said.

So why couldnt a student?>>

I never said students couldn't eat with others either, mine do so every day, during lunch period.  Where are you getting this difficulty eating with others?  Is this a personal issue or something?

<<It is a open area, just like my desk. I go home for lunch because I like the break any enjoy a quiet time at home by myself.>

Unless you are claiming the high school classrooms have cubicles, no i'ts not the same, it's quite different acutally because you know..cubicles and such.  If you benefit from having a lunch break, why wouldn't it make sense for kids to have that benefit as well?

<<Nope not laptops. They cant require all kids to buy laptops.>>

Who said anything about requiring all kids to buy laptops?  Your school doesn't have computers for classes to use in the classroom for projects?  Do they have any type of computer?

<<Then dont claim that kids are skipping a meal.>>

It's simple logic, if kids don't have a lunch period, then logic would follow that some kids are skipping meals and since you don't know all the kids, you can't say that they don't, now can you?

<<Not when it is all around the school.>>

No, it still takes time...simple logic, really.

<<And kids could easily have a lunch period and not eat.>>

Of course, which is why it's silly to for the school to support unhealthy eating habits while requiring kids to have pe for "healthy reasons", total contradiction and more wonky health ideas.




PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 12-22-2013
Tue, 01-21-2014 - 4:50pm

    <<You do realize that there are A and B days and not all kids miss a lunch period everyday or all year long. IME, most classes don't start at exactly on the bell. Kids who would be 2 minutes late might not have a problem at all with missing anything. I guess the teachers are nice enough to help any student that does need to get lunch and comes in a few minutes late too.>>

    Again, I never said differently but I'm also not the one having a hard time with the simple math involved in reduction of instruction time based on these situations.  

    Dont you remember school?

    <<o you don't know if they are big enough for a tray and books and you don't know if you have 15-20 people in your office with you while you are trying to listen to an instructor, take notes and eat your lunch?  You can't answer those questions?

    Just asked my dd...no "hard" trays anymore, just ones that can be thrown away. The only time that you miss is the time for attendance and the teachers DO know who might be running to get lunch so they would be able to help them with anything they miss but it is NO more than a few minutes.>>

    Well that's nice, not from a recycle view of course, but it still doesn't answer the questions above.  Why can't you simply answer those?

    I did answer, the desks are big enough for both and it must not be a problem since they allow it.

    <I never said that I couldn't eat with others around, don't make up things.

    So if you can, why couldn't someone else?>>

    Again, I never said they couldn't, stick to what has actually been said.

    So why couldnt a student?

    <<You mentioned an office, where you are by yourself. I said that mine is basically out in the open, like a classroom. I only work through lunch when I need to leave early or come in late. I don't find that need very often and work my regular office hours. I also go to exercise classes right after work 3 days a week so no need to work through lunch those days as I can't leave early anyway.>>

    There aren't cubicles in classrooms that I have ever seen, you have seen those?  Why do you go home for lunch if you can easily eat at your desk without a problem?

    It is a open area, just like my desk. I go home for lunch because I like the break any enjoy a quiet time at home by myself.

    <<A book and a pen....what?

    What else would they need on their desk?>>

    My kid take notes in class, so they would need a notebook/binder with paper, the book for class and either a pencil or a pen, maybe both.  Depending on the class, there is a computer instead of a book, many classes use computers in class, does your school not use laptops?

    Nope not laptops. They cant require all kids to buy laptops.

    <<Again, my desk is like a classroom where I am out in the open.>>
    You said there were cubicles, now it's in the open?
    Yep open cubicles in a big room.


    <<That is great. You know EVERY child in the school and their eating habits?>>

    I never claimed to know any such thing, I don't know why you would ask such a silly question?

    Then dont claim that kids are skipping a meal.

    <<then don't assume that it would take time to go to a recycle or garbage can.>>

    Like simple math, this is simple logic...it takes time to do either.

    Not when it is all around the school.

    <<Where did I say anyone was skipping lunch? I didn't and you just want to harp on that over and over not reading what I am writing. >>

    They are skipping having a lunch period, you don't know if kids are eating lunch or not since they don't have a set time for lunch, I never said you said that....again, this is simple logic.  Skipping meals or eating them on the run is not a good idea, frankly as much as you say you are into healthy habits, I can't believe you don't know this.

    And kids could easily have a lunch period and not eat.


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    Tue, 01-21-2014 - 3:58pm

    <<You do realize that there are A and B days and not all kids miss a lunch period everyday or all year long. IME, most classes don't start at exactly on the bell. Kids who would be 2 minutes late might not have a problem at all with missing anything. I guess the teachers are nice enough to help any student that does need to get lunch and comes in a few minutes late too.>>

    Again, I never said differently but I'm also not the one having a hard time with the simple math involved in reduction of instruction time based on these situations.  

    <<o you don't know if they are big enough for a tray and books and you don't know if you have 15-20 people in your office with you while you are trying to listen to an instructor, take notes and eat your lunch?  You can't answer those questions?

    Just asked my dd...no "hard" trays anymore, just ones that can be thrown away. The only time that you miss is the time for attendance and the teachers DO know who might be running to get lunch so they would be able to help them with anything they miss but it is NO more than a few minutes.>>

    Well that's nice, not from a recycle view of course, but it still doesn't answer the questions above.  Why can't you simply answer those?

    <I never said that I couldn't eat with others around, don't make up things.

    So if you can, why couldn't someone else?>>

    Again, I never said they couldn't, stick to what has actually been said.

    <<You mentioned an office, where you are by yourself. I said that mine is basically out in the open, like a classroom. I only work through lunch when I need to leave early or come in late. I don't find that need very often and work my regular office hours. I also go to exercise classes right after work 3 days a week so no need to work through lunch those days as I can't leave early anyway.>>

    There aren't cubicles in classrooms that I have ever seen, you have seen those?  Why do you go home for lunch if you can easily eat at your desk without a problem?

    <<A book and a pen....what?

    What else would they need on their desk?>>

    My kid take notes in class, so they would need a notebook/binder with paper, the book for class and either a pencil or a pen, maybe both.  Depending on the class, there is a computer instead of a book, many classes use computers in class, does your school not use laptops?

    <<Again, my desk is like a classroom where I am out in the open.>>
    You said there were cubicles, now it's in the open?


    <<That is great. You know EVERY child in the school and their eating habits?>>

    I never claimed to know any such thing, I don't know why you would ask such a silly question.

    <<then don't assume that it would take time to go to a recycle or garbage can.>>

    Like simple math, this is simple logic...it takes time to do either.

    <<Where did I say anyone was skipping lunch? I didn't and you just want to harp on that over and over not reading what I am writing. >>

    They are skipping having a lunch period, you don't know if kids are eating lunch or not since they don't have a set time for lunch, I never said you said that....again, this is simple logic.  Skipping meals or eating them on the run is not a good idea, frankly as much as you say you are into healthy habits, I can't believe you don't know this.


    PumpkinAngel

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    Tue, 01-21-2014 - 3:32pm

    <<If the class doesn't start with the bell, then the overall time of instruction is even lower than the 42 minutes a a class, this is simple math.

    And so is your child's class. SMH>>

    I never said differntly, you are the one who is having a hard time with the simple math involved in reduction of instruction time from having to go to the cafeteria because the school doesn't require a proper lunch period.

    You do realize that there are A and B days and not all kids miss a lunch period everyday or all year long. IME, most classes don't start at exactly on the bell. Kids who would be 2 minutes late might not have a problem at all with missing anything. I guess the teachers are nice enough to help any student that does need to get lunch and comes in a few minutes late too.

    <<So the desks are big enough for the lunch tray and the books needed for instruction?  Do you have 15-20 other adults in your area with you while you are trying to listen to an instructor, take notes and eat your lunch?

    Again, I answered this about a tray. Why can't you eat with others around?>>

    So you don't know if they are big enough for a tray and books and you don't know if you have 15-20 people in your office with you while you are trying to listen to an instructor, take notes and eat your lunch?  You can't answer those questions?

    Just asked my dd...no "hard" trays anymore, just ones that can be thrown away. The only time that you miss is the time for attendance and the teachers DO know who might be running to get lunch so they would be able to help them with anything they miss but it is NO more than a few minutes.

    I never said that I couldn't eat with others around, don't make up things.

    So if you can, why couldn't someone else?

    <<That is great. I work in a small cubicle with people all around me in a large "football" field as we call it. We hear everything and STILL are able to get our work done. Shrug.>>

    So you are saying that high school classrooms are like cubicle, you don't see any difference between a high school classroom and an office?   If you can get your work done with everyone around, why do you go home for lunch everyday?  Why not just work through lunch>

    You mentioned an office, where you are by yourself. I said that mine is basically out in the open, like a classroom. I only work through lunch when I need to leave early or come in late. I don't find that need very often and work my regular office hours. I also go to exercise classes right after work 3 days a week so no need to work through lunch those days as I can't leave early anyway.

    <<A high school classroom would have a teacher (something else I don't have in my office) and 15-25ish people in one room for a period of time.  A student has to carry their belongings from room to room and often have small desks, but one doesn't keep their belongings there as someone else will use that desk in 42 minutes.

    A book and pen?>>

    A book and a pen....what?

    What else would they need on their desk?

    <<Are you actually telling me your office space looks exactly like a high school classroom so much so that you don't know what the difference is between a high school classroom and an office?  Wow.

    I don't have an office. Not everyone, like yourself works in an office.>>

    I never said they did, don't make up things.

    Again, my desk is like a classroom where I am out in the open.

    <<So there could be kids skipping meals as the school has lunch as an elective?

    I would hope not but again, I don't know what every child does, as well as you don't either at your own school. How do you know that your child or another child actually eats when they have lunch hour?>>

    My kids don't skip meals, lol and we talk about what they want me to buy to take for lunch, what they would like to try, what they don't like and so on and so forth.  Both kids are active in meal planning and/or preparation on a regular basis.

    That is great. You know EVERY child in the school and their eating habits?

    <<So more time removed from instruction, instead of in a lunch period.

    Nope. They do have cans around the school. You are not aware of that?>>

    No, I'm not aware of what is around your school.  

    then don't assume that it would take time to go to a recycle or garbage can.

    <<Since they just started this in the last few years of being able to do this, I guess they find it has worked for them. Not sure why you find this such an issue. You don't even know if the kids at your school or your own kids actually EAT when they go to lunch. What is the difference? At least my school allows the kids TO eat outside of the traditional cafeteria setting. >>

    Because skipping a meal or eating a meal on the run is never a good idea when it comes to healthy eating.  I know what my kids aer eating when they go to lunch, I see it every morning and I see the empty containers when they bring them home.  Where did I say that my kids school doesn't allow them to eat outside of the traditional cafeteria setting?  OH wait, I didn't... 

    Where did I say anyone was skipping lunch? I didn't and you just want to harp on that over and over not reading what I am writing. 


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    Tue, 01-21-2014 - 3:09pm

    <<If the class doesn't start with the bell, then the overall time of instruction is even lower than the 42 minutes a a class, this is simple math.

    And so is your child's class. SMH>>

    I never said differntly, you are the one who is having a hard time with the simple math involved in reduction of instruction time from having to go to the cafeteria because the school doesn't require a proper lunch period.

    <<So the desks are big enough for the lunch tray and the books needed for instruction?  Do you have 15-20 other adults in your area with you while you are trying to listen to an instructor, take notes and eat your lunch?

    Again, I answered this about a tray. Why can't you eat with others around?>>

    So you don't know if they are big enough for a tray and books and you don't know if you have 15-20 people in your office with you while you are trying to listen to an instructor, take notes and eat your lunch?  You can't answer those questions?

    I never said that I couldn't eat with others around, don't make up things.

    <<That is great. I work in a small cubicle with people all around me in a large "football" field as we call it. We hear everything and STILL are able to get our work done. Shrug.>>

    So you are saying that high school classrooms are like cubicle, you don't see any difference between a high school classroom and an office?   If you can get your work done with everyone around, why do you go home for lunch everyday?  Why not just work through lunch>

    <<A high school classroom would have a teacher (something else I don't have in my office) and 15-25ish people in one room for a period of time.  A student has to carry their belongings from room to room and often have small desks, but one doesn't keep their belongings there as someone else will use that desk in 42 minutes.

    A book and pen?>>

    A book and a pen....what?

    <<Are you actually telling me your office space looks exactly like a high school classroom so much so that you don't know what the difference is between a high school classroom and an office?  Wow.

    I don't have an office. Not everyone, like yourself works in an office.>>

    I never said they did, don't make up things.

    <<So there could be kids skipping meals as the school has lunch as an elective?

    I would hope not but again, I don't know what every child does, as well as you don't either at your own school. How do you know that your child or another child actually eats when they have lunch hour?>>

    My kids don't skip meals, lol and we talk about what they want me to buy to take for lunch, what they would like to try, what they don't like and so on and so forth.  Both kids are active in meal planning and/or preparation on a regular basis.

    <<So more time removed from instruction, instead of in a lunch period.

    Nope. They do have cans around the school. You are not aware of that?>>

    No, I'm not aware of what is around your school.  

    <<Since they just started this in the last few years of being able to do this, I guess they find it has worked for them. Not sure why you find this such an issue. You don't even know if the kids at your school or your own kids actually EAT when they go to lunch. What is the difference? At least my school allows the kids TO eat outside of the traditional cafeteria setting. >>

    Because skipping a meal or eating a meal on the run is never a good idea when it comes to healthy eating.  I know what my kids aer eating when they go to lunch, I see it every morning and I see the empty containers when they bring them home.  Where did I say that my kids school doesn't allow them to eat outside of the traditional cafeteria setting?  OH wait, I didn't... 


    PumpkinAngel

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    Tue, 01-21-2014 - 2:10pm

    <<But it does overall reduce the time of instruction for that class even lower than the 42 minutes a class.

    Again, no as we all know that classes never start exactly when the bell rings.>>

    If the class doesn't start with the bell, then the overall time of instruction is even lower than the 42 minutes a a class, this is simple math.

    And so is your child's class. SMH

    <<The desks are not small, IMO to be able to have lunch at, no.>>

    So the desks are big enough for the lunch tray and the books needed for instruction?  Do you have 15-20 other adults in your area with you while you are trying to listen to an instructor, take notes and eat your lunch?

    Again, I answered this about a tray. Why can't you eat with others around?

    <<Not sure what the difference would be. Can you please explain.>>

    I would think that was obvious, but perhaps you don't have a traditional office setting?  My office has a large L shaped desk with two computer monitor on it, a phone, misc files, a printer and other items.  I do not change offices every 42 minutes and I dont share my office with 15-20 other staff members. 

    That is great. I work in a small cubicle with people all around me in a large "football" field as we call it. We hear everything and STILL are able to get our work done. Shrug.

    A high school classroom would have a teacher (something else I don't have in my office) and 15-25ish people in one room for a period of time.  A student has to carry their belongings from room to room and often have small desks, but one doesn't keep their belongings there as someone else will use that desk in 42 minutes.

    A book and pen?

    Are you actually telling me your office space looks exactly like a high school classroom so much so that you don't know what the difference is between a high school classroom and an office?  Wow.

    I don't have an office. Not everyone, like yourself works in an office.

    <<I wouldn't know what ALL kids do, how would I? I know the policy and what my child does.>>

    So there could be kids skipping meals as the school has lunch as an elective?

    I would hope not but again, I don't know what every child does, as well as you don't either at your own school. How do you know that your child or another child actually eats when they have lunch hour?

    <<I would not know that as I don't follow my child at school but I would assume they are old enough to take whatever they have left and put it in a garbage or recycle can if needed.>>

    So more time removed from instruction, instead of in a lunch period.

    Nope. They do have cans around the school. You are not aware of that?

    <<Do you find this to be a healthy habit the school supports?   

    Being able to eat in any class so they don't miss a meal, yep.>>

    I find it quite a contradiction to claim that a school has mandatory pe for all years but allows a lunch period to be an elective.  I am now understanding where the wonky healthy tidbits are coming from...

    Since they just started this in the last few years of being able to do this, I guess they find it has worked for them. Not sure why you find this such an issue. You don't even know if the kids at your school or your own kids actually EAT when they go to lunch. What is the difference? At least my school allows the kids TO eat outside of the traditional cafeteria setting. 

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    Tue, 01-21-2014 - 2:02pm

    <<But it does overall reduce the time of instruction for that class even lower than the 42 minutes a class.

    Again, no as we all know that classes never start exactly when the bell rings.>>

    If the class doesn't start with the bell, then the overall time of instruction is even lower than the 42 minutes a a class, this is simple math.

    <<The desks are not small, IMO to be able to have lunch at, no.>>

    So the desks are big enough for the lunch tray and the books needed for instruction?  Do you have 15-20 other adults in your area with you while you are trying to listen to an instructor, take notes and eat your lunch?

    <<Not sure what the difference would be. Can you please explain.>>

    I would think that was obvious, but perhaps you don't have a traditional office setting?  My office has a large L shaped desk with two computer monitor on it, a phone, misc files, a printer and other items.  I do not change offices every 42 minutes and I dont share my office with 15-20 other staff members. 

    A high school classroom would have a teacher (something else I don't have in my office) and 15-25ish people in one room for a period of time.  A student has to carry their belongings from room to room and often have small desks, but one doesn't keep their belongings there as someone else will use that desk in 42 minutes.

    Are you actually telling me your office space looks exactly like a high school classroom so much so that you don't know what the difference is between a high school classroom and an office?  Wow.

    <<I wouldn't know what ALL kids do, how would I? I know the policy and what my child does.>>

    So there could be kids skipping meals as the school has lunch as an elective?

    <<I would not know that as I don't follow my child at school but I would assume they are old enough to take whatever they have left and put it in a garbage or recycle can if needed.>>

    So more time removed from instruction, instead of in a lunch period.

    <<Do you find this to be a healthy habit the school supports?   

    Being able to eat in any class so they don't miss a meal, yep.>>

    I find it quite a contradiction to claim that a school has mandatory pe for all years but allows a lunch period to be an elective.  I am now understanding where the wonky healthy tidbits are coming from...



    PumpkinAngel

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    Tue, 01-21-2014 - 1:50pm

    <<It doesn't seem to be a problem and I can't see it being that long of a time as like I said, they go straight to the cafeteria, if they do and get back to class. >>

    But it does overall reduce the time of instruction for that class even lower than the 42 minutes a class.

    Again, no as we all know that classes never start exactly when the bell rings.

    <<Explain what? I have said I do it all the time when I work through lunch. Haven't you ever done work or something else while eating?>>

    The questions I asked and your desk at work is the same size as a desk at school and you have 15-20 other adults in the same area with you listening to an instructor while trying to take notes?

    The desks are not small, IMO to be able to have lunch at, no.

    Yes, I work through lunch at times, but my office doesn't look the same as a classroom, yours does?

    Not sure what the difference would be. Can you please explain.

    <<Yes, you said they eat in class.

    How is that skipping a meal?>>

    Are you claiming that all kids eat a meal, none of them skip meal for an elective?

    I wouldn't know what ALL kids do, how would I? I know the policy and what my child does.

    <<I don't think they have trays as it is a "to go" lunch. I would have to ask my dd as she takes her lunch so she has only done this a few times last year.>>

    So everything could be throwaway, no recycle involved?  

    I would not know that as I don't follow my child at school but I would assume they are old enough to take whatever they have left and put it in a garbage or recycle can if needed.

    <<School lunch is a balanced meal and my dd brings a sandwich and some snacks (pretzels, granola bar, etc.) with her everyday.>>

    So she doesn't take time to eat without doing something else at the same time, she is eating and in a class at the same time, every day?  

    Since I don't follow her around, I do not know that. Maybe she eats the sandwich in the hallway inbetween classes, maybe she eats her snack and then her sandwich on 9th period. She is big enough to figure out when she is hungry and all the teachers allow them to eat in their classrooms. Seems like this is a bigger deal to you then it is to the teachers as this is nothing new.

    Do you find this to be a healthy habit the school supports?   

    Being able to eat in any class so they don't miss a meal, yep.

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