Looking for a little (emoji) <3

I’ve realized something about myself- I’m still looking for love.

I’m adding too many emoji’s to texts and emails.

(Trying to cut back on it with professional messages, but its hard!)

When someone ❤️ or “thumbs up” my message to a group, I have to see how many did.

Then I find myself clicking to see who it was!

When I text admin and get a ❤️ or “thumbs up” on my message I feel recognized and appreciated, then I feel ridiculous, too.

I love it when my granddaughter sends me a wall of repeat emojis.

And best of all- my school platform just this week added a feature to meetings, do you have this?

Kids can click to add a moving heart, clapping hands, or a floating smile to their face in their rectangle on the screen. This Monday I started talking about a new science unit and saw it-

Like bright confetti, like popcorn popping, like Mardi Gras beads flung,  happy symbols started floating up on my screen, then they fade away.

But leaving me feeling like I did something right.

7 thoughts on “Looking for a little (emoji) <3

  1. I love your ending where you compare the new feature to confetti, popping popcorm and flinging MG beads! Such great comparisons. My students can do it too and you’re not alone. I love it too!

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  2. This post made me smile. I recently read an article which did a study on women vs men when it came to texting. Women far outweighed the men in using emojis and exclamation points. I believe woman just want to make a connection to those they are communicating with! ❤️

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  3. I recently read an article that compared men vs women with texting. Women are far more likely to use emojis and exclamation marks. I think this is because we so terribly want to make a connection to our reader! ❤️ Happy Friday

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  4. I love your positivity! I absolutely love the new special effects option the students have now. Your right, having the ability to like and love our student’s comments in the chats is just one more option to make a connection, a chance to say, “I see you!” “I love you!”

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  5. I enjoyed reading your post because I can totally relate. I ❤️ Emojis too! My school does not have this feature on our platform, but I wish we did!

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  6. I too am an emoji addict. So much joy in confetti congrats and spinning hearts. This slice felt like a hug. My favorite line- “Like bright confetti, like popcorn popping, like Mardi Gras beads flung, happy symbols started floating up on my screen, then they fade away.” But clearly in our hearts.

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