Innovative
Classroom

Bell Work

Up with Current Events

Provide the class with a current newspaper, putting different sections at each table. Each table has to find a few interesting articles, summarize them into 2-3 sentences and then share them with the class. You may want to do this several times per month to keep up with current events.

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News Story Comparison
Presidents Name Tally
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What Could It Be?
Take a Poll
Quote Response
The Chicken or the Egg?
Number Pyramid
Columbus Voyage Journal
Cover the Nile
Sentence Sense
Circle the Adjectives
Candy Graph
Languages of the World
Candy per House
Thanksgiving Dinner
Order by Birthdays
Yo-Yos
Max Temp
Matching Halloween Pictures
Race in the United States
Where in the World?
The Presidents’ Faces
Columbus Quote
Trapezoid Volume
Advertising Effectiveness
Place Value with Calculators
Private Space Shuttles
Simple Sketches
Where’s Thanksgiving?
Lucky Signs
Base, Acid, or Neutral
Love Quote Response
Explorer Timelines
Short Vowels
What is Thanksgiving?
Price Estimation
Jobs in the Community
Words in a Word
Candy Sorting
The Magic Square
Words That Begin With
A to Z Names
Wolf, Goat, and Cabbage
The Iditarod
Who’s Winning?
Valentine’s Day Symbols
U.S. Presidents
Student Pursuit
Roman Numerals