A Teacher’s Lunch


“Seeing a teacher’s actual lunch is, like, so depressing.”

Angela on My So-Called Life

This quote has been running over and over in my head whenever I have to eat lunch with my students.

It comes from a TV show where a teenage girl is asked to stay after class by a teacher. The teacher asks her if she minds that she eats while they talk because she doesn’t get a lunch on Tuesdays.

Well yesterday, I didn’t get a chance to eat my lunch during the first nutrition break. I grabbed a granola bar and an apple and it seemed the best I could do.

I almost forgot that I got a prep period every day from 12:00 to 12:30. So out of necessity I ate my lunch in the staff room at that time yesterday. And what do they say about necessity being the mother of invention?

I used to stay in my classroom at that time and work at my desk. I think I’m going to have my lunch at this time now instead.

It’s the perfect solution. This way I still have an actual lunch break every day and I get some time to myself.

It seems perfect.