For my second assignment from the DS 106 site I decided to complete another visual assignment because there are so many cool ideas. This second assignment is called “Emojis IRL”. The assignment tells you to create a story using emojis by having self portraits that recreate the emotion of the emoticon. I think kids would have a blast with this assignment. You could easily tie it into a Literacy class where you could read a short story or a poem and have students recreate a scene using only self portraits. I think it would allow students to be creative and have fun. I created a story using self portriats based on emojis I hope you enjoy it. Big Shout out to my friend’s Travis and Becky for doing a photo shoot with me. Also a big thank you to Mr. Wimbleton (cat) for letting me wake him up to take a few pictures of him 😉 Here we go….
Once upon a time in a far away land there was a handsome young man.
He had many girlfriends in the past and it soon got to his head and he thought he was the most charming man in all the land.
One day he was in the mall and he saw a beautiful girl.
He wanted to get her attention so he decided to make a funny face at her.
She noticed and made the same face back at him.
He blew her a kiss.
She blew him a kiss back.
He decided to ask her on a date. She told him that the only way she would go on a date with him is if he passed the cat test. “What is the cat test?” he asked. “I have a cat and he has good judgment. I will go on a date with you if he likes you” she replied.
“Not a problem” said the man. “Come over at 6 o’clock to meet Mr. Wimbleton” the girl explained. The man was so excited he made another silly face.
When 6 o’clock came the man arrived at the girl’s house. She welcomed him into to meet her cat. The cat was sleeping on the couch.
When the cat woke up he seemed to like the man.
The man smiled at the cat.
But the cat got very angry.
The man got very scared.
The girl shrugged her shoulders and said, “I trust my cat’s judgement. I guess I will not be going on a date with you.”
The man was shocked that she would turn him down because her cat did not like him.
He was very angry and ended up going home with no date with the girl.
To create this story I used Emojis and pictures of friends. You can get an emoji app on your phone. I had lots of fun creating this story. I hope you enjoyed it and I encourage you to try making one too.