The Lock Smock has elastic bands that go around both doorknobs, and the fabric sort of hugs the door. It allows you to keep your door locked at all times without locking kiddos out of the room. You can simply unhook it during a lockdown situation... so it seriously cuts back on having to go out into the hallway to lock the door with a key if you are in a really old building like I am. Plus, they are super cute too!
The door you are looking at right now actually leads to my partner's classroom. We have a little breezeway in between our two rooms, and this door is ALWAYS locked. We don't have the key and because we don't want to continually pester the custodians, we have always had to make sure it was cracked open or my partner and our kiddos would have to go into the hallway and take the long way into my classroom. Sometimes they would knock. (Knocking kind of drives me crazy. Ha!) The Lock Smock has solved our little problem though, so I no longer have to worry about letting kids back into the room once they visit the Lost and Found. I no longer have to remind them to prop it open when they pop into the other room for something. It is an absolute lifesaver! :) If you are interested in checking it out for yourself, they are available for $5.00. Definitely worth it! You can check them out at The Price of Teaching on Etsy! :) Have a great night, friends!