Day 4 (Sunday 8/20/17)
Well, the time has arrived! We are starting our first week of school! I am so excited to meet you, and your families, at our "Back to School" night tomorrow evening. It starts at 5 p.m. in the gym followed by a brief presentation by Mrs. Smith, Mrs. McCleaf, and me in our classrooms. We will go over topics of study, classroom expectations, and answer any questions you may have about 5th grade. Please try to attend. If you cannot make it, I will send home any materials handed out on the first day of school.
Now...to the next exercise...my favorite subject..FOOD!!!! What is your diet like in the summer? If you are anything like me, I eat a lot of fresh fruits and veggies...and nibble throughout the day. During school, I still try to eat a lot of fresh food but have to stick with the schedule that we are given as a 5th grade. That means, at 10 o'clock you may hear my stomach rumbling because that is usually the time I start nibbling. However, at 10 o'clock I will be knee-deep in a lesson, and won't be able to get to the faculty room fridge until lunch time. Our lunch time, this year, is around noon. Over the next few days, try to train your eating habits to a schedule that you would have at school. Pay attention to how you feel during the day, and start thinking about the meals you will be eating during the school week.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! It sets you up for success and comfort until lunch time. Lunch is also important. Make sure you either pack a healthy lunch or make good choices in the cafeteria. Remember, food is a fuel source for your body. Food should never make you feel sleepy, sluggish, or sick. It should be energizing AND satisfying!
We offer breakfast starting at 8:45 a.m. If you eat breakfast really early, and then head to school and feel like you could use a breakfast snack, hop into the cafeteria and grab a light breakfast. I have attached a menu for both breakfast and lunch for the first month of school. It is posted on my "Welcome to 5th Grade" page located on this site.