December 22, 2011


Christmas is nearly here, and I’ve actually felt a little festive this year, especially at work.

The thing I like best about my job is that the bar for art is set pretty low. Where else can you work with some kids to make a tree out of masking tape and all who see it ooh and ahh?

It's my first one, so it's not very symmetrical. Next time I'd start at the bottom.

Or construction paper trees? Ho ho ho – Merry Christmas!

That paper chain has been hanging for forever.

I do recall a craft from elementary school that caused me some shame. We glued dried beads all around an eggshell then dipped it in wax. I remember just hating how it turned out, and how each Christmas afterwards there was a special sort of agony I went through, begging my parents to throw it away.

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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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6 Responses to “Festive!”

  1. Gretchen Said on:

    I think your classroom is decorated more festively than my home.


  2. Brad Said on:

    Did they giggle at decorating the bathroom? Are bathrooms and underwear funny to preschoolers like they are to middle schoolers?


    • Lauren Said on:

      The bathrooms -- no. Although occasionally I’ve taken girls into the boys’ bathroom when there isn’t room in the girls’, and they look around in wonderment, reminding me of when I was little and it was a big deal to dart into the boys’ bathroom at church on a dare.


  3. Kristi Said on:

    That is a great Christmas tree in the bathroom.

    I like the little tablecloths, too.


  4. Michelle Said on:

    I want to make a tree like that at Redeemer 🙂


  5. Peggy Said on:

    Very nice!! I love those hanging trees….they look like Whoville trees!

    Love the paper chain too! So pretty. I miss making a paper chain countdown to Christmas with my kids. I miss the whole bedtime rituals.


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