At 1:45 p.m. Thursday, tornado sirens sounded across the state of Wisconsin, and students filed into their designated tornado drill locations.
Kay Bessert is a kindergarten teacher at Webster Elementary School in Allouez, and she says the key to a successful drill is preparing students.
“We do our best, you know, as a staff and as their teachers to try to calm their fears and to just help them understand that this truly is a drill, and we’re doing in this in order for them to be safe should an emergency arise,” Bessert told Local Five.
And part of being prepared is understanding severe weather.
Bessert’s kindergarten class has recently been working on a weather unit, and several of the students explained to Local Five the science behind tornados.
“We’ve been talking about all different weather, and we’ve read books on it, and we talked about what you do in all different kinds of weather,” Bessert said.