This should not be hanging in my soon-to-be-kindergartener’s classroom. pic.twitter.com/mWiJVdddpH
— Georgy Cohen (@radiofreegeorgy) June 6, 2018
Courtesy of Pedestrian:
A US mother has shared a confronting image from her daughter’s prospective kindergarten classroom, showing the instructions for a lockdown drill put to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
Georgy Cohen, a Boston creative director, shared the image on Twitter this morning. It shows a multi-colored lyric poster outlining the drill protocol:
Lock the door
Shut the lights off
Say no more
Go behind the desk and hide
Wait until it’s safe inside
It’s all done
Now it’s time to have some fun!
First off I would like to give a shout out to this teacher for trying to make something truly terrifying a little less terrifying.
I worked in a Kindergarten classroom and I can tell you that singing a song while cleaning up or doing an activity really makes it much easier for the little ones.
But having said that, this is just fucking heartbreaking.
Some us remember how upsetting those nuclear bomb drills were in the 50’s and 60’s, well this actually seems much more frightening because there were no real bombs dropping on schools to fan the flames of fear.