I still feel new to the social media world or at least to all the ways one can communicate in writing through now in the 21st century. I’ll admit that I’ve use google to figure out what LOL means. And I like adding emoji to a text but I usually stick to using the same ones – a heart, a cake with candles, flowers. Today, my students taught me that there is an emoji happy face that is so touched that it is crying.
It all started when I said, as the students were arriving, “Look friends. Dr. Russo just asked me a question about blogging and now she is sitting outside our room typing. I think she is going to add her second small moment story to our blog!”
As we gathered for Morning Meeting, a friend said, “She’s gone.”
“Should we see if she posted?” I asked.
“YES!” was the unanimous reply.
I touched airplay on my smartphone to show my phone display on the smart panel. Then after logging into Kidblog, we could see it! She HAD published her 2nd piece. I had no idea what she wrote and I started to read this aloud.
As I read, “Trust me, you are teaching all of us adults so much” my voice started to crack. Her words are so true and I felt so touched by words.
Next I heard, “Are you OK?”
Another friend said very kindly, “She’s just happy. It’s like my mom. You should see her.”
I chuckled and was glad he gets adults that cry when they are happy!!
Another student said, “You should add a comment that says you really like her writing and add a happy emoji that is crying.”
“Does that exist?” I asked.
ALL in the room nonchalantly replied in the affirmative. Just as Dr, Russo said in her post, “You are teaching us adults so much….Thanks for helping us grow.” INDEED!
These are some of my students’ comments to this post (also teaching me by their example!):
Our class photographer took this photo while she was typing in the chair outside our classroom. He used his Skitch app to add the labels and then airdropped it to my phone so I could tweet it out!