I send home a snack calendar at the end of each month for the next month. Each student brings snack for the class about every four weeks. On days where a student forgets or a family is unable, I request extra snacks throughout the year and keep them in my closet... I also save "left overs" from snacks and sometimes we just eat them too.
Below you can view my snack calendar for February 2010.
I do have a page on my website where you can view the letter I send home at the beginning of the year to explain the snack calendar to my school families.
While my students eat snack, I read aloud from a chapter book to the class. I LOVE reading to my kiddos and this is one of my favorite times of the day. They get to sit and eat while listening to part of a wonderful story. It is a very relaxed time where we all just get to unwind for a few minutes!
I hope you'll join up to this linky party and share the ways that you do snack in your classroom! Feel free to grab the linky party button for this one at the top of the post too!