Bell Work

Common Characteristics

Place a group of objects in the front of the room. Have students try to figure out what the set has in common. For example: salt, chalk, pencils, baby powder - these are all made of rocks or minerals.

More Bell Work Ideas

Positive vs. Negative
Pumpkin Seed Estimation
Coin Sorting
Root Word Slide
Remember the Jack-O-Lantern
Word Jumble
Time on T.V.
Shuttle Scramble
Words in a Word
A Picture From Words
Circumference of Student Circle
A to Z States
Mystery Animal
Most Popular Color
Who’s Winning?
History of Halloween
Temperature Averages
Three Consecutive Numbers
Dice Probability
Quote Response
National Anthem
Complete the Patterns
Spelling Patterns
What Could It Be?
Kernels of Corn
A Different Perspective
Place Value with Calculators
Egg Color Estimation
Percentage of Page
Non-E Paragraph
European Countries
Things Beginning with G
Price Estimation
Cover the Nile
Bean Estimation
Double Vowels
Math Puzzler
Simple Sketches
The Magic Square
Consumer Price Index
What’s Different?
Unscramble the States
Turkey Eaters at Thanksgiving
Opinion and Fact Statements
Rhyming Words
Roman Numerals