Oceanside Schools

Learning the golden rule through emoji drawings


Some say a picture is worth a thousand words, then how many words can be contrived from emojis? When words fail to convey the tone and feeling of a message, emojis can help to make it clearer, which is what sixth grade students at School #2 did, by creating their own new emotionally intelligent emojis.

After a lesson on respect that social worker, Amelia Cariddi, taught alongside health and wellness teacher, Grace Solomita, students were asked to draw their own emoji creations visualizing what a respectful expression might look like. The exciting activity allowed for students to express their creative side while instilling the golden rule.

The lesson is part of an ongoing series taught by Cariddi and Solomita that encompass discussions about kindness, respect, integrity, and character. They continue to encourage students to think about what respectful behavior looks like and to consider how they can all be respectful of one another and promote that behavior schoolwide.