Bright Ideas for Lunchtime

Hey everyone!

I'm so excited to be joining in on this month's Bright Ideas linky! Just in time for some wonderful back to school ideas from the best bloggers around! 

One of the things I despise the most during the school year is packing my lunch. Bleh! It's a hassle to pack the night before (or the morning of!), nothing ever really tastes good, and if you're like me, it's not really lunch- it's more of me shoving random snacks (i.e. M&Ms, Cheez-Its, Gatorade...) into my mouth while frantically running around trying to make copies and get ready for the afternoon....

I do have to say, though- I am lucky to have a duty free lunch! I know many people do not and I don't know how you do it!!!! What does your lunchtime look like??? 

Anyways... here are a few bright ideas for you to help combat the lunchtime blues!!!

Lunch bag is from Target! 

Lunch Buddies

Have a teacher friend with the same lunchtime as you? Be Lunch Buddies! You each choose one day of the week, and on your day you bring lunch in for BOTH of you! This way, the other person doesn't have to worry about packing a lunch that day! And really, you just have to pack extra of whatever you were going to bring anyways! Easy cheesy! And the best part- you don't have to pack a lunch on your buddy's day! You just enjoy what they brought!!! You could even do this with groups of three or four lunch buddies!... The more buddies, the LESS you have to pack your lunch!!!  

Soup/Salad Club

Our Social Committee heads a Soup Club in the winter and a Salad Club in the spring. All we do is place a calendar up in the lounge and designate one day of the week as "Soup Club" day. You sign up for ONE day to bring a soup (or salad during the spring) to share with the other members. That's ONE day over the course of two-three months! Then every Soup Club day of each week, you get to enjoy the soups that other people bring! AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO PACK YOUR LUNCH THAT DAY OF THE WEEK!!!!! Depending on your staff, you'll want to have multiple people sign up for each day so you don't run out of soup or salad! (We've also had people sign up to bring bread or drinks too!) 

Do you have any Bright Ideas for lunchtime!? (Or any other ways I can get out of packing my lunch during the week...???) Please share in the comments!

And for more Bright Ideas, browse through the link up and hop on over to grab some great ideas from some of the best bloggers around!!!


SoCal Blog Surf

I'm so excited to be joining some of my wonderful SoCal blog buddies for the SoCal Blog Surf!

I'm so sad summer will be coming to an end soon- so this is a fun way to enjoy every last minute!!! Make sure to surf through all the SoCal blogs to collect some awesome freebies!!!

Living in Southern California is absolutely THE BEST, and I can't imagine living anywhere else! 
This is what we spend our summers, weekends, and evenings doing.....

There's my little man enjoying a walk at La Jolla Cove!!!

And here we are in Coronado!!!  

With back to school right around the corner, I've got {never-ending} lists, lists, and more lists going on in my head!!! To organize it all, I have this fun to-do list freebie for you! 

You can click any of the pictures to download your to-do list!!!
And now I need to start actually checking things OFF my list...

And make sure to enter our giveaway! You could win one of FOUR $25 TPT gift cards!!! Just in time for the Back to School Sale!!! We'll announce the winners on the 4th so they can use it to fill up their TPT carts!!! 

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Now surf on over to see my dear friend Molly at Lessons with Laughter for another freebie! 
And thanks for "surfing" by! ;-) 

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