Today our school practiced a lockdown drill. Our class read a book that explained why we do this. We learned that just like we practice safety in other areas of life (looking both ways when we cross the road to keep us safe from cars, washing our hands to keep us safe from germs etc) we practice being safe at school to protect us from anything that might be happening in our neighborhood or school (maybe a lion has escaped from the zoo!). Just before lunchtime we heard an alarm and we quickly and quietly went to our designated area in our room (behind the word work shelf) and sat silently until Ms. Evans came and released us. The kids did great! I was so proud of how well did their two jobs: listening and being still and silent.