Walking on water

December 4, 2006

Journal, Lauren

On Saturday, Annette, Melanie and I went to a conference about natural playground environments. It was at the Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City – a very beautiful place. The first part of the day was inside, listening to presentations and discussing topics. The second half of the day was spent OUTSIDE in the FREEZING COLD going on WALKS in NATURE. BRRRRRRR!!!!! I whined pretty much the whole time, but there was one very cool part. Our second hike was a Silent Walk, where we walked without talking through the woods and down to a frozen creek. The ice was about an inch and a half thick, so it was cool to stand on it and see stuff moving underneath

It's always about my feet, isn't it?

By the way, the last part of our hikes was supposed to be finding a tree, getting to know it, and perhaps move our bodies in ways that represented the tree. We skipped out at that point.

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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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4 Responses to “Walking on water”

  1. Brad Said on:

    You SKIPPED the part about moving your bodies in ways that reperesented a tree? You missed the best part! I do that all the time, and it ROCKS!


  2. Brad Said on:

    I think you should take lots of pictures of your feet in various locations. Maybe you could have a camera with you at special events: “These are my feet at my parents’ anniversary… these are my feet at my nephew’s birthday… these are my feet at the Huskers game…” It could be a whole new category!


  3. Annette Said on:

    To give you an idea of the distance between the top of the ice and the fish beneath, you should know that Lauren is standing on top of a whale! Yes, a whale, in Nebraksa, at Arbor Day Farm. Oh wait!!! That’s just my subliminal mind ranting, “GET OFF THE ICE!!! I’M THE ONE THAT WILL HAVE TO SAVE YOU!”


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