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Giveaway: The Lock Smock

*UPDATE*
Enter below for your chance to win a Lock Smock for your classroom!

Like most schools, my district recently added a new policy requiring classroom doors to remain locked at all times. I think it's a good policy, but an extremely annoying one at the same time. What's worse than the sound of nails on a chalkboard? The sound of my door being knocked on 24/7 while my kiddies dash in and out to use the bathroom, go to the nurse, get water, go to the office... you get the picture. I recently found something that works with the policy AND keeps my sanity. Talk about a win-win. I recently purchased something AMAZING for my classroom. It's one of those things that's too good NOT to share! 

Allow me to introduce you to...


The lock smock easily goes over the handles of the door with the elastic bands. One side is sewn in, and the other side has a clip. The lock smock is customized for door handles and knobs. 


The door completely shuts! I love that!  



If for any reason we need to lock our door all I need to do is unclip the strap and shut my ((already)) locked door. 

It's absolutely perfect! It honestly is one of the BEST things I have bought for my classroom! Go check out Brianna's store on Etsy here. You won't regret it! Seriously, this girl needs to go on Shark Tank!

*UPDATE*
Brianna has kindly donated one of her NEW Heavy Duty Lock Smocks! She will customize it for your door so if you have door knobs or handles it will fit perfectly! 

37 comments

  1. Yay! I'm so glad you like your Lock Smock! :)

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    1. Thank YOU so much! You have no idea how much I LOVE your lock smock! GENIUS! You should go on Shark Tank haha

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  2. This is such a great idea!!!! Our school does not have a lock door policy but my door is so light that when the kids shut it, it slams really loud. I wonder if this would quiet the door down a little. It's worth a try :)
    Julie

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  3. This would be amazing! I've been using a bulky magnet in the door frame but it's really eating up the door! This would be much more convenient and cute to boot! :)

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  4. My school does not have a locked door policy. I have been wanting a lock smock so I can set the trend as to how important it is to keep our doors locked and how much the lock smock makes it so simply to do! I hope I win :)

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  5. We are supposed to keep our door locked at all times too. This looks fabulous! I want to win so that I can share with all the staff! :) rwrench64@yahoo.com

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  6. LOVE this!!!!!!! My school doesn't have the lock policy but my door doesn't always close all the way. This would be a great idea to try.

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  7. I have used a rubber band, but they slide and pop... this is a great solution!

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  8. We don't have a locked door policy at the moment. I have an 'open door' policy that allows students from other classes to join mine, and pop ins by admin, but I love the idea of the lock smock.

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  9. Our door needs to be locked at all times (ready for code emergencies) so I have a piece of magnet tape over the door jam - it falls down all the time or the backing tears off. This would be a wonderful upgrade! :) laura.scheunemann@wrps.net

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  10. My school does not have a policy, but mine is always locked- not shut!

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  11. My school was on the ball after Sandy Hook, but soon we all seem to forget about the dangers that any one us could face as teachers. I would love to have these Lock Smocks at our school. I would so much safer.

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  12. Our school was debating putting in dead bolts for a quick locking system... this way would be soooo much cheaper! What a great idea!

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  13. My school doesn't have a policy but if we go on lock down we are expected to have our doors locked. I teach Kindergarten so this is difficult and worrisome. I love this idea as a solution!

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  14. great idea! We also have a locked door policy

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  15. No, but we're supposed to lock them when we have a drill. This would be so much quicker and easier to use!

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  16. Yes, we too have to keep our door locked and shut. It drives me CRAZY!

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  17. Our school has an external locked door policy. All outside doors are locked at all times. We are actually encouraged to keep our classroom doors open :)

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  18. I don't have to keep my classroom door locked, but I hate the big bang it makes every time the little thing goes into the door frame. This would make that much quieter. ~Melissa

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  19. I have to keep my door locked at all times..due to safety policy. I agree with you...it drives ME CRAZY to hear people KNOCKING on the door ALL DAY long! I keep the door open most of the time with the door locked, but this would be an awesome solution...I could CLOSE the door and keep it locked at the same time!
    Sidney
    Teachingisagift

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  20. My school does not have a lock door policy but I have two old doors with locks that are easily engaged with the slightest bang of the door. I have door un-locker as a classroom job because it is a happens so often. This would be an awesome solution!!!

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  21. We use magnetic strips, which slide off constantly! This would be an amazing, not to mention adorable addition to use for my classroom! :D

    Suzanne
    Create.Educate.Inspire
    www.createeducateinspire.blogspot.com
    www.facebook.com/createeducateinspire

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  22. We don't really have a strict policy. We're supposed to lock it every time we leave, but it's hard to remember when I'm trying to get the kids out the door. This would help so much!

    Breanne
    breannesimons@gmail.com

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  23. We do have a locked door policy. Kids have to knock to enter all day long. :/

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  24. We don't have a locked door policy. My classroom is the closest to the office and it makes me nervous. Currently it is left unlocked all day. This lock smock would put my nervous mind to rest!

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  25. This is great! I would love this for my classroom!

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  26. We don't have a locked door policy, but I always leave mine locked with a magnet stuck inside the door frame. When I have to quickly lock the door, I just pull out the magnet. This is so much more functional (and cuter!).

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  27. We do not have a locked door policy. Unfortunately, we cannot lock our doors. The doors are locked in the front and you have to be let in by the front office. We would love to be able to lock our doors.

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  28. A few months ago we got "Lock Down Magnets" put on all our metal door jambs. It is a large, flat magnet that blocks the hole so you can keep the door locked, but it won't actually latch. It is funny when adults come to the door and go to turn the handle and they think it is locked...the kids know to "just PUSH!" Because our school is old and "patchwork", some sections of our school have wooden jambs, so someone (I think it was our Spanish teacher) sewed something similar to this product.

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  29. I could certainly use this!!!! We have the locked door policy, but with 1st graders it is a challenge with the knocks. Love it!

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  30. My school does have a locked door policy. It's even worse for me because another class has to go through my room to get out, plus my door gets stuck due to the foundation.

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  31. Why are so many ready to disregard student safety and school policy?

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    1. Hi Shaw! Let me explain this better :) Our door must stay in the locked position, but the door does not need to remain closed and locked. ((Most policies are like this)) My door locks by key, not a push button. If we had a lockdown, it would take time to take the key, lock the door, then double check to make sure I turned the key the correct way. The lock smock easily allow me to unclip, and shut the door if there was an emergency. This would take just as much time as me shutting my open door. Hopefully this helps. Don't worry, we aren't a bunch of rogue teachers :) I usually keep my door open except for in the afternoon. The school cafeteria, library and computer lab on my floor and it gets noisy as classes transition to these different places.

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  32. My door is always locked because of my location near multiple entrances. This would be a great tool to have in place!
    Laura
    Enchanting Elementary

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  33. We do not have a policy. I used to keep my door locked and now I don't since we share a coat room with the class next door and if there door isn't locked you can still get into our room. This would be amazing to have. If I don't win I will sure be at her etsy store buying 2. One for me and one for next door. :-)

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  34. I want my school to have a lock every door policy! Maybe I can be the first one to start it!

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