we wrap the sandwiches in foil and pack it all up in sabin's pink plastic lego madkasse and she keeps it in her bag (there is a refrigerator to put it in, but she doesn't like her sandwiches all cold, so she doesn't do that) 'til lunchtime--around 11:30, when they all go get their lunch and eat together in their classroom. the school cafeteria is full of the bigger kids, so the younger grades eat in their classroom so they're not trampled by the big kids.
it is possible to get lunch at school. there's a website we can go to and pre-order it for sabin online, but just after christmas they changed the provider and she doesn't like the food they have, so we almost never buy food at school. mom and far take turns making sabin's lunch, so there's a little variety. at the last parent-teacher conference, sabin's teacher told us that sabin' likes mom's lunches better. i think that's because i usually put a little kinderchokolade "kids' chocolate" in it.
could the packaging on these look any more german?
it's even IN german!
i usually send an apple or two with sabin in her bag, wrapped in a skinny la minx cloth napkin so it's both cheerful and eco-friendly. we try to send enough for her so she has a little something to snack on at 10:00 recess, as well as once she gets over to SFO, but she's often totally starved when she gets home. that's mostly because she's good at eating her carrots, cucumber, tomatoes, nuts and apple and kinderchokolade, but not so good at eating her sandwiches. we promise to show the sandwiches in the near future, as they're quite different from what you see in the US.