Unfortunately, lockdown drills are reality most of us face at our schools. I just finished a simple book called, Why Are We Having a Lockdown Drill? , that will hopefully help to explain the "why" behind the drill in a gentle, positive way.
I know each school has its own rules and procedures, so this book doesn't go into that, but instead focuses on two important rules that we all need our students to follow: 1. Being great listeners and 2. Being still and silent. This book is a good introduction that teachers can expand on with their own
rules, expectations, and procedures after reading.
I wanted the book to be easy to understand, and to let the children know that a lockdown drill is just another way grown-ups are trying to keep everyone safe. I hope you find it useful and that you have a wonderful, safe, happy school year!