SEL Awardee

Nancy Kirby

James Otis World Language Academy
Chicago Public Schools
Chicago, IL
“The students in our classrooms are 3-5 years of age. The classrooms consist of typically developing students and students who have unique learning needs. Our project will provide multi-modal opportunities for students to engage in social and emotional learning. Our students will experience difference cultures and discover how we are all alike and different and begin to learn about their emotions, appropriate reactions to their emotions, empathy and understanding others’ points of view. We will read stories, create emotional costumes (red for mad, yellow for happy, etc.), role play, have drama time and use musical expression to demonstrate feelings.”
Tags: Art & Literature, Curriculum, Elementary School, Sports & Activity, Students with Disabilities, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban