Summary: Snack time can be an opportunity for social and emotional learning instead of simply a pit stop for hungry kids. Snack time can offer opportunities for building community and sharing responsibilities in the early elementary classroom.
Source: Kerry Elson, Edutopia, August 14, 2017
“I used to think that snack time was an interruption in the schedule in my early childhood classroom. I offered crackers and water and then asked kids to finish up so we could move on to whatever activity was next. Last year, however, I found ways in which snack time—previously just a pit stop in our day—could help teach social and emotional skills and build a classroom community in which each child felt valued. My students and I savored our snack time. Here’s how I did it.”
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