Over the past few months, my middle school students have started speaking in hashtag. For example, “I have hashtag twelve days of school left.” Their adoption of speaking in hashtag drives me a little insane. Why spend all that energy to speak the extra syllables? So…when the time for our 8th grade memory wall came along, I decided to just give in and embrace this speaking in hashtag (nonsense).
Here’s what my students showed me: hashtags + memories = work pretty well together
A sampling of our #memorywall is below. Remembering a classmate taken way too soon, celebrating a Superbowl victory months after the fact and expressing a pretty universal truth - proofs are super unpopular. And, of course – I took the opportunity to sneak in some of my own messages.