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About Lauren

Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

Day one.

June 2, 2020

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Great, great, great, good, good, ok, not so good, crabby Mrs. Sommerer, not so good. It was fine. It was like the first day of VBS – everyone is shell-shocked with the newness of the situation and on their best behavior. After lunch it was like day two, where they figure out the ropes and […]

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Here we go.

May 31, 2020

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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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Tired

May 29, 2020

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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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Mystery solved!

May 27, 2020

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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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A delicious disaster

May 25, 2020

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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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Two days of sorting.

May 24, 2020

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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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