May 31, 2020

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Here we go.

Today the child development center opens after being closed for 2 1/2 months. The staff has been working hard to get protocols in place so that everything is as safe and routines go as smoothly as possible. There are a lot of restrictions for us: class-size, staying in one space with one class, staff wearing protective gear, and making a stab at social distancing. We are all aware that nothing is going to go perfectly, but we are doing our best.

My personal situation/outlook will change a little bit, too. I’ve never been frightened by this virus, though I do remember when Lloyd got sick with a virus and it affected his heart. That’s always in the back of my mind. Now, I’m thinking about the responsibility to my class. If I am exposed to someone who has the virus, I am out of the classroom, and we all know I don’t make good substitute lesson plans. It also might mean that the children can’t come for two weeks, and that would be an inconvenience for families. So, that is on my mind.

so some prayers for everything to go as well as possible from now until forever would be wonderfully welcome, and have a great Monday!

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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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  1. Gretchen Said on:

    Prayers for a great first day back, protection from illness, and for joyful reunions!

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May 31, 2020

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Here we go.

Today the child development center opens after being closed for 2 1/2 months. The staff has been working hard to get protocols in place so that everything is as safe and routines go as smoothly as possible. There are a lot of restrictions for us: class-size, staying in one space with one class, staff wearing […]

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May 29, 2020

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Tired

I forgot to write a post last night, so I’m catching up this morning. Today (Friday) is the last day before we re-open. I am super-great at procrastinating and denial, so I’ve been doing lots and lots of jobs around the building, but meanwhile, my room is the last thing to get ready. I spent […]

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May 27, 2020

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Mystery solved!

Mystery solved!

Out in my tiny garden, there have been some mysterious holes. When I first noticed them, I thought they might be vole holes, or maybe snake holes? Maybe toad holes? Giant spiders? I tried looking inside with a flashlight, and gently poking with a stick, but I didn’t want to poke a giant spider snake […]

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May 25, 2020

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A delicious disaster

A delicious disaster

I reaSomewhere online I read people’s replies to, “What recipe have you made during this pandemic that you’ll keep in your regular rotation?” Someone said that they take leftover mashed potatoes, mix them with an egg and some cheese, then cook them in a waffle iron. That sounded fascinating! I made potatoes specifically for this. […]

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May 24, 2020

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Two days of sorting.

Two days of sorting.

The Center’s basement is 99.9% done, and it’s all thanks to Lloyd (and Gracen). I think I’ve purchased all the shelves in Nebraska. Let’s recall what it looked like before the next round of cleaning began: The basement has had so, so much stuff just dropped off in it, along with the things were left […]

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May 21, 2020

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I just love shelves!

I just love shelves!

One blessing from this whole COVID mess is that little jobs around the Center that have made me grumble for months or years are finally getting some attention. I don’t have photos of all the projects, but I’ve put up some shelving from Home Depot and Sam’s Club. (Also, I just want to say how […]

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