Just last week we had the count down to the New Year. . . how many of you are going to do a count down to that dreaded alarm clock going off "OH TOO EARLY" tomorrow?
I set my alarm this morning for 7:00 . . .
Just a practice, but I did want to get up early and go to school for a couple hours.
It went off at 7:00 but I didn't move only to hit the snooze. . . and again. . . and then finally got up at 7:18.
That won't be such a good idea tomorrow. I guess I should go to bed right now, so I can get up with out a problem.
Have you added the TPT app to your phone yet? If you haven't you MUST. The best part is hearing that little "Cha-Ching!" It's so cute and it makes me see $$$$ every time it happens.
Has your school changed their security? We have a new doorbell outside our front door now.
Get this.. . . it's not just a doorbell. . . NOPE, it's also a camera! Uh huh! "I see you!"
And it's not just a doorbell and a camera. . .
You got it. . . It's also an intercom.
So not only can we see you, we can talk to you too! I'm anxious to see how well this works. Our secretary will have access to these things and will be buzzing people in when they come up.
I know what you're thinking. . . because I'm thinking it too.
How will parents feel about this when they just want to drop off some cupcakes for a birthday, a forgotten backpack or lunch, a child arriving late, or wanting to just wait inside 20 minutes before we dismiss? Time will tell how we deal with each of these possibilities. I hope we can help parents feel secure about their children as well as be accessible to parents who want to visit.
Another security measure is that we must keep our doors to our classrooms locked at all times, and SHUT too. Before the break, I practiced this, and I allowed students to open the doors. I realized that having students open a door to a possible stranger (my window is too high for them to see out) was a big problem. So I moved my work table closer to the door so that I am the only one who opens the door. During the summer, I will move my desk closer to the door so that it's easier for me to always be the one to open the door.
Leave me a message about the changes you are doing to your school to be safer. I'd love to hear about them.