Apparently, we had a quota to fill today. Three weeks into the school year, and we hadn't done any sorts of drills as a school community.
So today, to make up for that, first we had a fire drill, then we had a lockdown drill. Thankfully, I had some advance warning on the fire drill, so I was able to make my expectations very clear to my class and even have a trial run before the siren went off. During the drill, my class behaved very well.
The lockdown came as a surprise. I hadn't gone over the procedure with my kids, so I had to quickly bark at them, "Get on the floor, under your desks -- no talking!" as I turned the lights off, closed the shades, and locked my door. Some of the kids thought it was a blast to huddle together under their desks, so keeping them quiet was a bit tougher this time around.
After that, I was expecting a tornado drill or a duck and cover or SOMETHING!
Hey, it's not like we were doing much today anyway, right?