On a roll.

October 24, 2007

Journal, Lauren

Ok, I’m only posting about stuff at school because that’s where all the projects are. Here is a view of the boys’ bathroom at school.
The ‘new’ thing is the plant hanging on the wall. Every time I take a little guy to the bathroom, I look at that metal bar at the top and think, “Man, that’s ugly. I should do something about it.” I’ve thought about hot-gluing slices of branches, or wrapping it in hemp rope (nautical style), or maybe using a Bedazzler! Then the boy finishes up, we walk back to the room, and the thought leaves my head completely. Anyway, this is the solution. Eventually that metal bar will be completely covered in leaves, and then I will forget to water it and it will die.

Boys, if you can read this you are old enough to *Aim at the water *Clean up any drips that should occur *Wash your hands.

The sticks (diamond willow, by the way) have been hanging there since the beginning of the school year to make it more ‘natural’ feeling. The border on the wall has bears and deer, which the boys love. I’ve thought about hanging some interesting animal pictures on the walls in the stalls, but they really don’t need anything else to distract them from their aim. (Just being awake seems to be distraction enough.)

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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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8 Responses to “On a roll.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I went to a restaurant once that had ice in the urinals. It was really interesting and made me want to melt the ice. Maybe that would help the boys aim better. Do you have an ice machine at school?

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  2. Rae Said on:

    I doubt you expected to your discussion to focus on little boys’ aim, but here’s a thought. If you really want to make this a natural bathroom, why don’t you encase the stools with tree stumps and they can just pretend they are aiming at a tree. I have never known a boy to miss anything he was aiming at in nature. 🙂

    Oh, and if you are ever on a trip and have a little boy, say about 3 1/2, who really needs to go, and you let him aim at the brake disc,mechanismy thing in the middle of your tire, that you have just applied lots of pressure to, in order to stop your forward motion of 76 miles/hour, it will make a surprising hissing noise while steaming. Oh what great fun for a boy and his dad!

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  3. Kristi Said on:

    Ha! I just read the title to your post. On a “roll.” What an appropriate title for this particular room.

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