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    Super Member jetnica's Avatar
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    This is what I worked on today...

    It's for when we have lockdown drills so we can cover our doors...

    More utilitarian than pretty...
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    I like the black and white... it seems that it would be harder to see through. but then if it's quilted with three layers... I don't think anything could be seen through it. Very nice and prettier than paper bags.

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    What a great idea. Maybe will make it a little less scary for the kids. When we had lock down drills we would gather in one corner of the room and I would read aloud. I taught first grade.

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    So sad that these drills are even needed. Teachers are so good .

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    Looks nice, but I've got to ask....what are lockdown drills?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Looks nice, but I've got to ask....what are lockdown drills?
    Lockdowns occur when there is "an active shooter in the building" or other such immediate danger. You lock your classroom door, cover all windows, and gather kids in a "safe" part of your classroom to stay quiet and calm.

    My school has them often (DRILLS - not actual lockdowns) because we work with several police departments for training and such.

    Our classroom doors are almost half window, and covering them with a trashbag was just a touch too tacky for me. The b/w is for my boyfriend, he requested something "manly" -- the blue one is a request from another teacher - she provided the fabric - and the "hurt your eyes" one is mine - my room is decorated with fuschia and turtles, and I just had to make something a little crazy to go with my personality!

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    Ah..ok, thanks!
    I guess being "out of touch" we just don't have those things here. At least none that I can remember.

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    Sorry to double post but I gotta comment!

    Quote Originally Posted by lisalovesquilting
    What a great idea. Maybe will make it a little less scary for the kids. When we had lock down drills we would gather in one corner of the room and I would read aloud. I taught first grade.
    My kids LOVE the curtains - especially when the present projects in my class they will cover the window themselves so "people can't see them" -- I don't try to remind them there are still 15 people in the classroom.

    I teach high school speech - and I LOVE it! :-D

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    Those curtains are pretty enough to leave up all the time. Who really needs people looking in at you from the hallway, anyway?

    I'm curious about speech at high school. I work in a high school and have taught speech arts, which is a language-based course with lots of oral work. What's speech as a course?

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    My course is like an intro to the world of communications and a basic public speaking overview.

    I also have a class that does all of the competition speeches (not like regular speeches at all!!), a class that focuses on persuasion, and i'm starting a class in the fall that focuses on comm theory. :lol:

    I'm VERY lucky to be a high school teacher and teach these classes -- especially now in the era of "cut everything extra - focus on testing!" :roll:

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    Wow, you are lucky! The kids who sign up for that must be a dream to teach.
    My school is too small to support that kind of class but it's good to hear that sort of thing is being offered and taken. I envy you! :mrgreen:

    Maybe the school will pay you to make curtains for all the classroom doors.

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    Crazy question but that black fabric on the lower left...the one with the swirls and the white dots...where did you get it? I love it!

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    I think Joann Fabrics? That was leftover from a quilt I made for a christmas project in 2008...

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    Those are all great, but I would love to be behind the colorful one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalovesquilting
    What a great idea. Maybe will make it a little less scary for the kids. When we had lock down drills we would gather in one corner of the room and I would read aloud. I taught first grade.
    I was a first grade teacher too. We didn't have lockdown drills when I was teaching (retired '98). Perhaps they do them now. We did fire drills, drills for "bomb scares," and tornado drills. Isn't it terrible that the poor children have to be exposed to that?!! God bless our schools.

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