February 18, 2019

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Oy. Kids and screens.

It was a glorious sunny day, and after nap I showed some of the children the gorgeous shadows on the snow. I thought it mi*t be interesting to time-lapse their movement, since we had recently learned about the solar system.

I set up the iPad, but then started the conversation about the real world. (It’s useful to know that there are some construction materials out back.)

Me: “See that bit of tubing sticking out of the ground? It’s in the sun now, but in a little bit it will be in the tree’s shadow?”

Children, crowding around the iPad: “What?”

Me: “Out there. On the ground. Where I’m pointing”

Children, pressing closer to the iPad: “Where?”

Me: “Out. There. In the WORLD.” (Tapping glass)

Children: “What?”

Me: Shuts iPad with a snap.

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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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One Response to “Oy. Kids and screens.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Ha! The “real world”? You’re such a dinosaur 😉

    Just the other week I told my students that they were turning me into a grumpy old man because I’m always on their backs about manners.

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February 18, 2019

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Oy. Kids and screens.

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It was a glorious sunny day, and after nap I showed some of the children the gorgeous shadows on the snow. I thought it mi*t be interesting to time-lapse their movement, since we had recently learned about the solar system. I set up the iPad, but then started the conversation about the real world. (It’s […]

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A weird day

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Saturday was good, and also weird. I slept until 8, which was awesome! Lloyd and I went to Etc. (our little thrift store) to shop and saw Beth, which was awesome! At home I watched t.v., which was awesome! Then I decided to try and fix the key on the piano that would ring too […]

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Annual tradition – check

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An explanation

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A difficult day

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Well, that’s that.

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