Warm-ups are imperative in my classroom. I’ve discovered that warm-ups provide pre-teaching concepts as well as reinforcing concepts previously taught. These spiraling practices are vital to all types of student learners…especially our ESL and ELL’s. I’ve designed these daily warm-ups with 8 questions per day.
These warm-ups, however, can be used in a variety of ways! You can use less questions per day as the warm-up; use them as classroom worksheets; use them as homework; even use them for quizzes to assess your students’ knowledge. They are also great to have for review before the state tests! I concentrate on one unit per week – ten units in all and spiral constantly. This is week 2.