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Bell Ringers for Middle School! Get your students thinking in new ways about words and patterns with these fun, no-prep lateral thinking puzzles. Perfect for your early finishers!
The backstory: Aliens from Mars have landed, and it's up to your students to make them feel welcome by solving the puzzles!
This collection of bell ringers contains colorful activity pages that can be displayed on a smartboard or overhead projector so the entire class can solve them together! Answers are included at the end of the resource.
Alien Welcome Team: Mars is just one in a series of resources - check out all our Alien Welcome Team puzzles.
Neptune is the most difficult,
Saturn is in the middle,
Mars is the least difficult.
Students can have fun without being aware of the difficulty level.
Why Choose these Bell Ringers for Your Middle Schoolers?
These 'lateral thinking' bell ringers are perfect for those last few minutes of class time, or for starting the class period with some unusual verbal challenges. Perfect for busy teachers to add a bit of ELA before the bell!
Here's how it works:
Puzzle #1: Zeebo only likes words with double letters.
Puzzle #2: Tsangak only likes words with silent T's.
Puzzle #3: Kwanglox only likes words without the letter E.
Puzzle #4: Ajopha only likes words with exactly 3 consonants.
Your middle school students will be challenged to figure out what makes the aliens comfortable!