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September 21, 2018

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Best $28 I ever spent

Lloyd stayed home yesterday and missed his meeting, but I think he’s on the mend. Here’s hopin’.

We have had some playground renovations at school. We lost a couple of our specific play areas but have added a couple of new ones. A guy gave me some platform/pallets a while back, and I bought some fake grass to put on top so we could have our Animal Spot back. We got it done yesterday and it turned out just fine.

The other platform is being used as a temporary sidewalk out back, so I had a lot of leftover fake grass. We cut it up into various shapes and have played with it in the classroom, and it’s great. If there is anything I can share with early childhood teachers, it’s that hardware/home improvement stores are your best resource.

 

 

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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  1. Brad Said on:

    How fun! And it was just something from the hardware store. It would be interesting to see what the kids would do with a nice mid-range reciprocating saw.

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September 21, 2018

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Best $28 I ever spent

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Lloyd stayed home yesterday and missed his meeting, but I think he’s on the mend. Here’s hopin’. We have had some playground renovations at school. We lost a couple of our specific play areas but have added a couple of new ones. A guy gave me some platform/pallets a while back, and I bought some […]

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September 20, 2018

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Meetings and a sick boy

Lloyd got sick over the weekend and he’s not over it yet. I haven’t seen him very much these past days, because when I get home he’s asleep. I had a meeting last night and when I got home, he had been out for hours. He has a meeting this afternoon- I hope he doesn’t […]

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September 18, 2018

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Ralph disapproves of me.

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I was typing on my computer when a big fat cat scrabbled up the cabinets and scared the bejeebies out of me. Ralph walked all over up there but I had the last laugh – he had to step in the greasy dust that lives up there. I laughed as he shook his sticky paddy […]

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September 17, 2018

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As promised, here are some photos.  One of our retired art professors found some art panels that used to be in the old narthex in the late 70s / early 80s (made by Marxhausen).  My contribution to the celebration was to bring them over and set them up.   Here is the most interesting one, […]

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September 17, 2018

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Photos later

Sunday was a whirlwind of activity. Lloyd and his parents headed up to Fremont for the Sommerer-Bassman reunion, while I stayed home for other things. I went to church, then helped set up some art for a celebration at church. (Our sanctuary is 50 years old.) After that I went to my friend’s birthday party […]

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September 16, 2018

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A very moving Saturday

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Sam and Rachel have had a Concordia student that they ‘adopted’ years ago. On Saturday she moved into her first apartment up in Norfolk, a couple of hours north of here. I went along to help with the move. Her apartment is on the third floor of a pretty nice unit, but you know – […]

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