This is a Bellwork sample for my upcoming year. It includes 50 D.O.L activities, writing prompts, games, scavenger hunts, and grammar lessons.
Ideally, each Bellwork will take 10-15 minutes to engage the students right away each day. I will recommend that each student keeps their notebook, and the participation grade will reflect their participation in the Bellwork activities.
To liven up the Bellwork process, I will use a prize bucket sparingly for students who accomplish the Bellwork assignment, and the volunteer can "teach" it to the class as I take attendance and start the paperwork process of the class.
Good tool for substitutes, as well.