Snack time

8 Jan

Monday.

Right back at it after Break.

It’s like we were never gone.

The bell rings. Sixth graders enter the locker room. They grab their stuff. They come to class. They mostly sit down and open their choice read books. There are always a few chatterers and stragglers who need a little herding or redirection, but, by the time I get in the room, the class is sitting, reading and eating their snack. I survey the room thankful for the routine.

And that’s when I spy him.

In a room full of kids eating healthy snacks, one boy has a giant tube of cotton candy.

While cotton candy might fall nicely into one of Buddy the Elf’s four main food groups (candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup) it does not qualify as a healthy snack in sixth grade.

I looked at the young man in question. He was nonchalantly reading his book as he pulled a strand from the tube. Although he avoided my eye contact, I could tell he was waiting to see if he’d get away with it. Maybe it was the smirk on his face.

He was a good sport when I sent him to his locker to put it away and get something healthier.

It’s good to be back.

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4 Responses to “Snack time”

  1. TammyB January 8, 2019 at 6:20 am #

    Thank you for the smile!

  2. arjeha January 8, 2019 at 8:14 am #

    There is one in every group. Although I would tend to argue that if the cotton candy were fruit flavored wouldn’t it count as healthy fruit? 🙂

  3. Lisa Corbett January 8, 2019 at 4:46 pm #

    Sounds like a great way to start the day! 🙂 I always have one or two eat “fruit by the foot” or similar dessert items at 8:30 in the morning. I try to tell their parents not to pack it. Alas, my words fall on deaf ears.

  4. Brian Rozinsky January 8, 2019 at 7:14 pm #

    I hope this young reader/eater managed similar nonchalance when trying to tuck that puff of cotton candy into his locker, for safe keeping ’til later.

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