• Snacks and Birthdays

    This is a nut and tree nut free classroom. All snacks need to be nut and tree nut free.
    Snack is eaten ONCE a day in the afternoon.

    In kindergarten, we discuss healthy eating.  We learn about eating a balanced diet with fruits and vegetables as part of our health curriculum.  Please send two healthy snacks for your child each day, separate from his/her lunch.   We eat healthy snacks at snack time and save treats for dessert at lunch.  If your child does not have a healthy snack I will share one of my healthy snacks with him or her. 

    If possible, please send your child's snack in a container that can be reused, such as a washable plastic container rather than a bag.  As part of our science curriculum, we discuss the three Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle and these containers can add to our understanding of re-usable containers and the importance of taking care of our earth.

    Ideas for a healthy snack: 

    • Fruit (grapes, berries, melon chunks, pineapple chunks, apple slices, orange, banana, kiwi, peaches, nectarines, pears, cherries, raisins, craisins, other dried fruits)
    • Vegetables (carrots, celery, sliced cucumber, cherry tomatoes, sliced peppers, broccoli)
    • Pretzels, crackers, cheese, yogurt, goldfish crackers, popcorn, apple sauce, fruit cocktail cups, nuts, dry cereal, teddy grahams, cheese crackers

    Be sure to look at labels (with or without your child).  Many snacks that people perceive as healthy are really not!  As our physical education teacher points out, many yogurts marketed for kids are very high in sugar, as are "fruit" snacks and many juice boxes.  If you are buying yogurt, fruit snacks or juice boxes, be sure to buy the natural versions with no added sugar.  As a general rule, snacks with less than 10 grams of sugar are appropriate.  Just so you are aware, some snacks that are very high in sugar are considered candy in our classroom.  If your child brings this kind of snack to school, he or she will be allowed to eat it as a dessert at lunch but not snack time.  Snacks like fruit snacks, most Tastykakes, cookies, donuts and candy bars are all examples of this.  Also be sure to watch out for snack chips- Doritos and such are very high in fat and salt, pretzels or popcorn are a much better choice if your child enjoys this type of snack! 

    Birthday Celebrations

    If you would like to recognize your child's birthday in the classroom, below are ways you can do that. Please choose one of the following ways:

    • Birthday Book: send in a favorite book of your child's so that we can read it to the class
    • Birthday Reader: a family member can come in and read a book to the class (schedule time with your child's teacher)
    • Birthday Show & Tell: your child can bring in a special item to show the class (such as a favorite toy or game)

    Thank you in advance for NOT sending in any food treats.
    (If any food treats are sent in they will unfortunately be sent back home, thank you for understanding.)

Last Modified on March 31, 2020