I hate to think about how badly things could go wrong in an emergency situation. For someone who loves to procrastinate, I do feel better when I "think" I'm prepared for unforeseen emergencies.
Our school recently had a training about how to handle campus intruders and what to do if we have an emergency school lock down. In the wake of Sandy Hook, I guess this is going on in schools all around the nation. I can never be emotionally ready to handle such a tragedy because I really do love my kiddos and would hate for something so awful to happen to them.
I decided that the same idea could be used for emergencies and now I'm creating a class "Boogie Bucket." I'm using large 5 gallon buckets that I fill with emergency supplies like a first aid kit, a flash light/radio, tissue, toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, duct tape, plastic bags, flash cards/travel games, a whistle, emergency contact info and student care packages. Next week I'm sending home a letter to ask parents to prepare a Ziploc bag with things to comfort their child in case of an emergency.
There's a School Emergency Preparedness Freebie on TeachersPayTeachers and Teachers Notebook.
I included boogie bucket directions, a parent letter, comfort letter samples and student id card templates.
Take care ya'll and have a wonderful Easter Weekend!