As luck would have it, our school was in lockdown today because of events going on in our town. I shut my classroom door and we carried on with what we were doing. When the announcement was made that dismissal would be a little different and late, I just carried on reading. One of my students asked what was going on and I just said the busses would be late and things were a little different today. They all calmly nodded. I kept on reading.
I don’t even think my class noticed we got out ten minutes late. No one freaked out, no one cried, they all just listened to the story. I feel pretty lucky because sometimes if I sneeze in the middle of a lesson the class falls apart.
Either we are finally figuring out how to be humans with some sort of self control or the book I am reading is really, really good. It’s been two days of relatively good behavior. I think they all got their horrendous-ness out the past two weeks. I hope it keeps up. It’s been really great.
I feel lucky that on a rough day like today with a sticky situation like a lockdown, my kids stepped up and did a really good job!