February 8, 2007

Journal, Lauren

I like making things, and fortunately I’m not too detail-oriented, so the outcome isn’t a big deal.  That’s why it’s great to work with preschoolers! “Process, not product” is our battle cry.  Anyway, you may remember the old view of housekeeping, well, here’s an update.  We spent a couple of weeks learning about tools.  Once they had some basic safety skills down, they measured (23 inches, thank you), sawed, sanded, and helped assemble our new housekeeping wall.  It’s about 87% finished, which mean I’ll get around to completing it in June.

It's perfectly legal child labor!

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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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12 Responses to “Buildin’”

  1. Mark Said on:

    Dad will be SO proud of you when he sees this!!!!!

    Like father like daughter. What’s next? I’d suggest teaching them to tear apart a 400 cubic-inch V8 to see how it works, then have them put it back together again.

    (Or build a grandmother clock!!)

    I love it, sis!


  2. Mark Said on:

    Interesting, but related fact:

    The Battle Cry of the Cheechako Construction Company (chartered when we helped Keren and David start their cabin in Alaska) is, “It’s good enough for who it’s for!”


  3. Brad Said on:

    Can you bring those kids over to Baltimore? I have a few more home projects…


  4. Peggy Said on:

    What a super fun pre-school you must have!!!!!!! Lucky kids … but where are the girls? Surely you don’t have them sewing or doing dishes!


  5. Kristi Said on:

    Where can I get goggles like that? I guess I should get Joanna a pair, too. Now why do they call it a pair? Isn’t it a single?


  6. Michele (Brad's friend) Said on:

    That’s very cool Lauren -- I admire your patience. I worked Pre-K for a little while and was never so exhausted in my life. I loved the tool unit, but we never built such a beautiful wall -- they made toys. I remember keeping my eyes closed a lot while they hammered the nails into their creation. I’ll bet Denis could NEVER work with preschoolers considering his OCD and all!


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