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December 9, 2018

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The kind of Sunday afternoon I like.

There was a problem at work and it needed some makin’ do. The toddler teachers were frustrated with the little nook that leads onto the playground. It’s where the dots are stored, a dehumidifier, the children’s boots, and other large things that they just need occasionally. They have some new students starting next week and wondered about making this into a kind of ‘mud room’. I’m on it!

It was pretty bad.

I did buy two shelves to act as a prototype. If this works, something more permanent should be built. (Not by me.)

They worked there, but it was a tight fit for the cots.

An ‘L’-shaped configuration would be better.

There was a lot of cobbling and reconfiguring. That 3×3 white shelf? It was falling apart. I beefed it up with screws and covered it’s ugliness with contact paper. It felt like an episode of Trading Spaces.

Overall, it’s a great start. The teachers get to percolate on what they like and what they’d change. I look forward to future tinkering!

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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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December 9, 2018

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The kind of Sunday afternoon I like.

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There was a problem at work and it needed some makin’ do. The toddler teachers were frustrated with the little nook that leads onto the playground. It’s where the dots are stored, a dehumidifier, the children’s boots, and other large things that they just need occasionally. They have some new students starting next week and […]

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December 9, 2018

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I broke Facebook.

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Ugh. Our students sang in church last night. I didn’t video any of it except one run-through that we did in the narthex. I uploaded that to our Facebook page after and it had some trouble. I tried it again, and suddenly the first one popped up. I tried to delet the second and kept […]

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December 6, 2018

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Bleh.

For some reason, my ribs hurt. It’s probably due to some poor sleep posture, but whatever the reason, I am cranky. Bleh.

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December 4, 2018

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I can see the appeal.

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One of our school-age staff was asking about Advent resources for the big kids, and I remembered reading about Illustrated Children’s Ministry. It’s a website where you can order giant posters to color for a lot of money. ($80) They say they are great for inter-generational activities – you can set one in the narthex […]

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December 3, 2018

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Those crazy lepers

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I am eternally grateful to the college girl who loads the dirty dishes and cleans up the kitchen most of the afternoons at school. It shaves 10-20 minutes off my day. God bless McKenna. She loads up the racks and leaves them for our cook to wash in the mornings. Every so often, though, we […]

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December 2, 2018

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Hmmmm…..

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I notice a similarity in shape…..

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