Innovative
Classroom

Bell Work

Complete the Patterns

Have a transparency on the overhead ready as students enter the classroom. Display several patterns of differing levels of difficulty for your students to recognize and add to. For example:
  • W XX YYY ?
  • 3 9 27 ?

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Know Your States
US vs. Yugoslavia
Long Arms
Pumpkin Seeds
Short Vowels
Race in the United States
Grateful for America
Sistine Chapel
Turkey Eaters at Thanksgiving
Love Quote Response
Things That Come in Groups
Root Word Slide
Card Tower
Basic Averages
Up with Current Events
Fractions of an Apple
Quote Response
Witch Category Game
Ireland
Describe It
Human Bones
Where’s Plymouth?
What Does Columbus Symbolize?
Yo-Yos
Opinion and Fact Statements
Count the F’s
Squiggly
Three Consecutive Numbers
Candy Sorting
Thanksgiving Dinner
History of Halloween
"If" Response
Simple Sketches
Hand Sketch
Antonym Pairing
Kernels of Corn
Shuttle Scramble
Spain To Japan
Measurements Around the Room
Sorting Animals
Beans in the Bag
Digits One to Nine
Remember the Jack-O-Lantern
Things Beginning with G
News Story Comparison
Read the Comics
Explorer Timelines
Describe Your Kitchen
Poetry in a Box
Search for Adjectives