Tuesday, February 23, 2010

2KM's School Day

The students in 2KM were wondering...

When does Mrs Yollis' Class start and end the school day and when do they eat?

We thought we would tell you about 2KM's school day!
  • 9am - school starts
  • 10am - time for brainfood
  • 11:00-11:30am - recess time (we eat our snack outside)
  • 1:30pm - we eat our lunch in our classroom
  • 1:40pm-2:30pm - we play outside (and finish our lunch if we need to)
  • 3:30pm - home time!
You may be wondering, what is brainfood?

Brainfood is a small fruit or vegetable morning snack that allows us to refuel our brains and bodies so we can do our best work. Some popular brainfood snacks in 2KM are strawberries, cherry tomatoes, carrot or celery sticks, plums, nectarines, grapes, watermelon and sultanas.

Here is Ashleigh, Riley and Deklan with their great brainfood snacks!


  1. Dear 2km,

    I saw the pictures of your brain foods. What are sultanas? I have never heard of them?

    From, Kate in Mrs. Yollis' class

  2. Dear Kate,

    Thanks for a great question. Sultanas are dried grapes. Maybe you call them raisins in America?

    From Miss McGeady

  3. Dear 2KM,

    Thanks so much for a great introduction to brainfood! Some of my students never bring a snack for our 10:00 break, but now I think they will see how important it is to refuel. Talking and blogging about healthy foods has already made a difference!

    I'm glad Kate asked about the sultanas because no one knew what they looked like or tasted like. From now on, I will call them sultanas instead of raisins!

    Thanks for a delicious post!

    Mrs. Yollis

  4. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    We are glad that your class is bringing their brainfood so they can refuel!

    We have raisins in Australia too but they are smaller and darker than sultanas. Sultanas are sweeter and juicier than raisins. Many people eat sultanas for a snack but raisins are usually used for cooking (like in cakes).

    Best wishes,

  5. Dear 2KM,

    When we were having our Skype conversation, Ms. McGeady said that she walked to school. I walk to school every day, too. I live two houses away from school. Kayla and Kendall walk too. Some people said that they were going to start walking.

    Charlie (In Mrs. Yollis' Class )