Ready, Set, Go!

August 19, 2007

Journal, Lauren

The room is done!  Hooray!  One of the schools of thought that we use at school is that the environment is the third teacher in the room.  (The other children are the second teacher.)  We think that it’s important to give children a place to play and learn that is beautiful – not bright and garish, but natural, organized, and with a bit of magic thrown in.  I don’t always accomplish that goal, but this year I had time to give it a good shot.  I’m particularly proud of housekeeping!  I took down the old lattice that suggested a low ceiling.  It was cute when it was new, but it was old and tired.  I hope they like it.  In fact, I hope they like it so much that everyone is as good as gold the first week!

Here’s the before:


Here’s the after:


We also bought some really cool books that use paintings by real artists as some of the stories.  I have them displayed in the painting area – maybe I’ll learn a little something myself!


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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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4 Responses to “Ready, Set, Go!”

  1. Karla Said on:

    Wow!! That looks so cool, I want to go to school there! What time do you start in the morning? Maybe if I leave now…


  2. Brad Said on:

    The new design is great! You should be on an HGTV show where you redesign kids’ play areas. You could call it “Playing with Style” or “Redesigning Kids’ Play Areas” or something like that.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    It looks absolutely smashing! It has an English charm to it. Has your English gentleman friends turned you into a Damsel over the summer?


  4. Beth Said on:

    I want a close up of the beautiful ribbon tie backs.


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