I absolutely LOVE doing bell work with my kids for many reasons. Here are a few of them:
- Gives structure to our morning. They know what they are to be working on when they come into the room while homework is being checked. Woohoo, Classroom Management!
-Gives the students daily review (or previews) of the items they are working on this year. The kids get 2 reading and 2 math problems to work on each day and is to be done quickly. This is just preview and review!
-Students are responsible for checking over their bell work quickly with the whole group, so they will almost immediately have feedback on their work.
-After I check over the work, I can send these packets home with some feedback for the parents too! It is definitely nice to have that constant communication with families.
I hope that you and your students enjoy this and benefit from it as much as my students do!
Happy Teaching, Mrs. Walshie :)