I absolutely loved this idea! It might work better with upper grades, since I don’t think younger kids have had enough exposure to memes to get as much out of this activity. This post from Mrs. Orman’s classroom talks about five ways to use memes in the classroom. Here are the five ideas:
Teach about class rules, expectations and or procedures using memes
Have kids create memes as ice-breaker activities
Promote and reinforce your curriculum (such as a meme of George Washington)
Open house or new student orientation
Even if you don’t think using memes in your classroom will work well, her examples are HILARIOUS and totally worth the read!
Owls are pretty trendy these days. So when I saw a cute owl-shaped note pad at the dollar store, I just had to buy it (with plans to work it into my classroom somehow). Here’s the poster I came up with (pretty proud of my DIY project!):
Our classroom rule is “no one has the right to interfere with the learning, safety or well being of others.” Each student will sign the poster and we’ll put it up on the wall so everyone will remember our classroom behavior expectations.