Antibullying with iMessages

Friday, January 25, 2013
Anti-bullying is such a buzz-word in schools now- how do you get your students to be friends?
1. In honor of MLK Day, my students listened to the I Have a Dream Speech on YouTube.  When it was over, they clapped.  It was awe-inspiring.


 Then, I did a lesson with my students about using iMessages to express emotions.  They learned how iMessages can express happy, sad, excited, or angry emotions, and we practiced them in different situations.

I took the picture after I laminated- sorry!

Using iMessages as a sentence frame is great for ELL's because it gives them the freedom to choose their own emotions while taking away the anxiety of producing a full sentence.  You could use this with special education or speech therapy students, as well.  I just uploaded this lesson and activity to TPT, and you can find it here.


-Maria

12 comments:

  1. I found your blog via Doodle Bugs' linky and am now following. I really like your IMessages. I used to use these with my students at my old school who came from very rough homes. It really helped them calm down and tell me what was going on so we could continue learning.

    Erin
    andeair@hotmail.com
    www.missandersonkinder.blogspot.com

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    1. Erin, I agree! It gave my students a sense of great relief to be able to communicate in a productive manner. Glad to have you here!

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  2. I'd love to check out your ideas! Particularly love the suitability for ELLs :)
    maestra.kirra(at)gmail.com

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  3. Great ideas! I am a Title 1 intervention teacher, but I share a classroom with the ELL teacher and our students often intermix. Did I see on your TPT store that you teach in New Jersey? I am planning on moving out there this summer. I would love to hear any tips or advice you have about teaching in Jersey!

    Amy
    Eclectic Educating
    satterae@gmail.com

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    1. Glad to hear you are moving to Jersey! Where? I will write up a whole post about teaching in New Jersey- be on the lookout!

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  4. I love those iMessages, such a great idea. I need to check out those meatballs, they look yummy. I am your newest follower.

    Terri
    The First Grade Princess

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  5. You're torturing me with that meatball picture! Back to teaching things - I LOVE the iMessages. My Russian speaker (hopefully fluent English speaker *smile*) could greatly benefit and alleviate some of his hesitation and frustration. Thanks!
    Melanie
    melaniemorgan.edd@gmail.com

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    1. Yay! Thank you! Thank you! I received my email! I blogged about it, your TPT store, and your iMessages activity. I can't wait to use it with my little Russian speaker (though it would be great for my entire class). Thanks for sharing your hard work!!

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  6. Love the iMessage chart!!

    I take it we have laminate again?!

    Halle
    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

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    1. Yep! I brought up a whole stack to laminate on Friday after school.

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  8. Those meatballs look ammmmazing! I found your blog through Doodle Bugs Linky. I'm your newest follower, drop by. =)


    Just Wild About Teaching

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