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APP@Lincoln students send off Seahawks to New York with music video;  football games used in emotional literacy lessons

Jan. 27, 2014 | Audience: Families, Community, Staff | Contact: Communications  |  (206) 252-0200

Students in the APP@Lincoln classrooms of 1st-grade teacher Crystalyn Burke and music teacher Melyssa Stone sent off the Seattle Seahawks to New York with a music video they filmed at the school. The link is at http://vimeo.com/85052374.

The NFC champions Seahawks are playing the Denver Broncos Feb. 2 at New York for the Super Bowl title.

In addition to producing a video, Burke used the Seahawks games to present an emotional and social learning program called RULER (Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Espressing and Regulating). The program introduced students to the five key emotional skills.

Burke and the students started watching the Seahawks games the beginning of the school year. Every Monday, the classroom spent a little time discussing the games, along with current events and statistics.

Burke also used the opportunity to discuss emotions -- such as learning to remain calm, dealing with frustration, and handling difficult tasks or unsettleing situations.

"Little did I know how much energy and excitement I could bring just by talking a little Seahawks football with my students," she said.

The class filmed the music video last week to the tune of "New York, New York" and shared it with the community and the Seattle Seahawks organization.


 

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