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Social time or just for eating?

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This comment from another post in this group got me to wondering what you think lunch time at your child's school should be like and why?

"yeah but for me i don't consider lunchtime socializing but more about eating because they go to recess afterwards.  if my son is socializing & playing with his classmates then he's not eating like the other 90% of kids at school who just throw most, if not all their food away. "

Should lunch time be a time for the kids to socialize and interact with each other or should it be a quiet time for them to only eat?  Why do you feel that way?

BTW - please forgive me for any typing or spelling errors that I may have made by mistake.  Unfortunately I have more than one thing going on at the moment and this doens't have 100% of my full attention like we all know that CM should.


I'm feeling wicked!

by on May. 2, 2012 at 8:27 PM
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by on May. 7, 2012 at 7:12 PM
Right! My DD only gets a 15 minute recess before lunch.

Quoting auroragold:

Lunch time is DOWN time. That can be for eating AND talking can't it?

And how long is recess afterwards anyway - IF the school even still offers it?

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by on May. 7, 2012 at 10:17 PM

idk, i think kids should be able to eat and socialize at the same time. it's called multi-tasking. lol!!

by on May. 8, 2012 at 5:15 AM

things sure are different from when i was a kid. back then if you didn't eat lunch, that was your own fault. 

by on May. 8, 2012 at 11:38 AM

One short recess is not enough most of the time, school is a lot of boring wrote work and if they are to do well, they need down time, lunch time socializing helps. I don't have a problem with it. Think back to your own school days and how much a relief that little respite was visiting with friends and eating. Even at work we try to socialize during lunch, why deny our children the same relief?

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