Each slide of this 17 slide powerpoint includes a 3-5 minute activity, and is the perfect way to start each day in a Language Arts classroom. Created by Beverly Brown, it contains 16 days of activities and focuses on journal entries, analogies, proofreading sentences, Brain Bats, vocabulary activities, scrabble challenge (with a web link to check answers), and describing optical illusions. Also, each slide contains clip art, photos, or other artwork. While it was created for the month of March (with spring break thrown in), it can be used for any month. Often called "bellringers", these activities will help get each class period off to a successful start.