It’s blendin’ time again. And free association time, too.

April 22, 2013


Happy belated Earth Day!

I like Earth Day because my lesson planning practically writes itself. My class hasn’t really hit recycling/composting yet, so this is the time to do it. We began by making paper.

I was so proud of myself for remembering to take the old new blender to school, since I switched out the old old one and brought it home for its superior blending power.

The kids, of course, thought the whole process was magical.

I, of course, was wondering when I was going to get to the store.

You get like that after several years of teaching. You’ve worked out the kinks to projects so while the paper pulp is whizzing away and you’re pointing out how the colors mix, what you’re really thinking is, “I am out of bath soap. That’s never happened before. When am I going to get more soap?”


I wonder if I have soap in the downstairs bathroom.

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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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3 Responses to “It’s blendin’ time again. And free association time, too.”

  1. Gretchen Said on:

    I just bought some soap- a ten pack of Dial. If you need some I can spare a bar or two.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    Is the paper you made finished? I wonder if this process calls for a video. I think it does. Or a picture.

    I remember making playdough with my kids & they thought that was so cool.


  3. Brad Said on:

    It’s when you start saying those things out loud that you have to worry.
    “Why is Mrs. Sommerer mumbling about soap?”


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