Emojis have become one of my favorite forms of communication. 😎 I know that probably isn’t the best way of communication for someone who speaks through text almost all the time with her clients, let alone a teacher, but I can’t lie, they are just fun! They make me happy! 🙂 When I first started working on this Emoji writing crafts, I was beyond excited to re-create all of the funny faces. I especially knew that once I completed this set, I would be able to use these emoticons in multiple ways within the classroom. I’ve gathered together a personal list of the ways I would use emojis in the classroom with my students. 😆
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1. Get Kids Writing
I’m a firm believer in getting kids to write. It’s a subject that I’ve always had a personal connection to so I’ve really enjoyed teaching writing. 😉 With emojis, your students can easily bring in there personal stories, connections, and overall feelings to their writing really easy with these recognizable feelings. My Emoji Writing Craft set includes all 75 emoji faces, 5 paper choices, and all made on half sheets (save your paper!) perfect for any student to write about whatever they are going through!
- Feelings: On any situation including personal, things that happen at school or home, or maybe how their lunch was for that day!
- Back to School: Everyone has back to school feelings. This is the perfect way to get a feel of how they are enjoying their first day or even the end of summer.
- End of School: Similar to above, students can write about how they are feeling about moving onto the next grade level or how they would describe their perfect summer.
- Situation: This can easily be turned into a “What if” with situations and how they would feel in said circumstances.
- Personal Events: As simple as, tell me about your weekend with an emoji or as complex as how do you feel about that math test we took or how they have saved our environment.
2. Voting Sticks
This is an easy way to incorporate them not only into your classroom but your daily practice. 😛 Print out the selected emoji faces (from my writing pack) on heavy duty card stock, laminate (for longevity) and staple/glue them directly to a popsicle stick. Make a class set, or if you are limited a group set of these and you’ll be ready for any type of vote.
3. My Favorite Emoji Products from Amazon
This the short list of all the fun products I love from Amazon. There is a great mixture of classroom decor, emoji gadgets (perfect for your prize bin), and even pencils ready to sharpen for your writing center:
4. Classroom Decor
Like the voting sticks, these emoji covers (again from my writing craft kit) can easily be used in different forms than just writing. Print them out on colors of your choice and decorate a bulletin board to display your students work. 😀 Or have your first day kiddos color in their choice on how they are feeling and create a banner for your classroom. 🙂 😐 😯
5. Learning Goals & Grading
If you are all about self grading, this would be a perfect way to describe their learning goals and grading in kid friendly language. 💡 Simply print out the 4-5 emoji covers that best describe your expectations and make a poster to display within your classroom for your kids to always view and refer to. 🙄
6. Blog Posts & Crafts for Emojis
I’ve scoured the internet for fun Emoji crafts & lessons from many bloggers! This is probably going to be an ever growing list of resources so if you have one to add to the list, please email me!
- Emoji Inferencing by The Speech Bubble SLP
- Codemoji by The Techie Teacher
- Emojis in the Classroom by Erintegration
- 10 Ways to use Emojis by Book Widgets
- Coffee Filter Emoji Craft by Look We’re Learning
- Make Your Own Emoji Agamograph by Art with Jenny K.
- Duct Tape Emoji Bookmarks by Schooling a Monkey
- Emoji Lanterns by Frog Prince Paperie
- Emoji Pencil Signs by The Classroom Creative
7. Response To Reading
This can easily be used with any book you are doing as a read aloud or in your guided reading groups. 😛 Simply have available the responses you would like your students to choose from (cover wise) and let them jot down their feelings about the reading in response. 😉
8. Freebie Emoji Fun
Now that you’ve had your fill of all the emojis, make sure to grab this tongue out freebie to get started on embracing emojis in your classroom! 😎 If you absolutely love the tongue, make sure to snag all 75 emoji faces for your writing center below!
So, are your kiddos as obsessed as mine are with emojis? How would you use these emojis in your classroom? I would love to know more about your classroom! If you found this useful and want to share with your other teacher friends, pin the image above! And don’t forget to grab the complete set of Emoji Writing Crafts for your classroom! 😀