>Bomb Threat Drills
Last night we had a staff meeting at the Center. After the usual chewing (okay, we get slack and they have to tug us back in line-we got to maintain a 5-Star attitude!) and the most fun team building games (5 minutes to: create a fun art project, come up with a themed song/finger-play, and themed book/visual), we moved on to just fun: scavenger hunt and hide and seek! Oh, we are sooooo competitive! Since I ran so much in the scavenger hunt, I opted out of the hide n seek-meds are working, but I was whipped!
Then we were told about a drill we were going to practice. Today was practice day! We already practice fire drills, tornado drills, and the crazy person seeking illegal seizure of a child drills (there’s actually a name for this one, I just don’t remember it…?).
Because of the very real world we live in, today we practiced a bomb threat drill. Like all drills, we grab clipboard, emergency forms, count kids, and hurry to appropriate exits. The tornado and bomb drills, we also have “grab n go” bags containing some items to occupy the kids with, wipes, and in younger classes, diapers, disposable bags, etc.
The kids actually did really well. I guess the monthly fire drills succeed on more than one front: they’re not afraid of the alarm, they know to move quickly and stay together, and new drills don’t freak them out. Sweet.