Each table in my art room receives one set which is stowed in the toolbox in the middle of their table. We keep the kits nice and tidy by stacking them securing them up after use with a rubber band. I teach grades K-8, and I found this communication technique to be a real hit for all developmental levels. It appeals to our need to share our reaction and be heard, and just in case you're wondering, it doesn't always have to be peachy keen, jelly bean! It's been helpful for me to see what students find scary, easy, or even boring! It's a great way to get a room-wide emotional check in from EVERYONE participating in the lesson. Sometimes, even my paraprofessional buddies get involved, which I absolutely love!
This set has really helped me to create an inclusive environment. Giving your emoji feedback is simple and personal at the same time. The "ultimate check-in" happened when one of my Kinders brought me this handmade emoji check-in kit she made to communicate her feelings at home. Too cute! This set is available on my TeachersPayTeachers site.
Sunny is an art teacher who is living the dream. The only thing she enjoys more than her curious students are the adventures she has with her loving husband and cat in the fabulous city of Philadelphia!
Artful Artsy Amy
The Department of Making + Doing
The Philadelphia Museum of Art