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2014-2015 Weekly Bellwork Schedule Posters

Well, I’ve decided on my weekly bellwork schedule for the upcoming school year.  This past year, I had 3 special weekly tasks – Good Things Mondays, Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, and Friday Funnies.

All year long, my students begged for something to do on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  I never implemented anything on these days because I couldn’t come up with anything I wanted to do on a weekly basis.

weekly bellwork schedule posters

This school year, I am aiming for consistency.  So, I decided to start off the school year with a small activity for each day.  These are short activities that don’t take a lot of time.  Good Things probably takes the longest.  But, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.  I’ve learned so much about my students from doing Good Things–things they probably wouldn’t share otherwise.

Weekly Bellwork Schedule

Good Things Monday

weekly bellwork schedule posters

At the beginning of class, students will have the opportunity to share with the class a good thing that has happened recently in their life.

Trivia Tuesdays

weekly bellwork schedule posters

Every Tuesday, I will research a fun trivia fact to share with my classes.

Witzzle Wednesdays

weekly bellwork schedule posters

On Wednesdays, we will begin class by playing a game (or two) (or three) of Witzzle for a piece of candy.  

(Brain) Teaser Thursdays

weekly bellwork schedule posters

I love brain teasers.  Every Thursday, I will select a brain teaser to share with my students.  I will set a timer for 3 minutes or so and give the students a chance to work on the problem.  This is going to be hard for me, but I’m not going to give my students the answers.

Friday Funnies

weekly bellwork schedule posters

My kids make fun of my jokes.  A lot.  They give me pity laughs so I don’t feel bad about myself.  But, it’s fun.  And, I enjoy looking up a joke or two to share with my students on Fridays.  It lightens the mood.  I stole the Friday Funnies idea from Lisa Henry.

Since 3/5 of these are new, I decided to make me a set of posters to display in my classroom.  This will remind me what to play for each day.  And, my students will be able to keep me accountable for making sure that I don’t forget!  

Free Download of 2014-2015 Weekly Bellwork Schedule Posters


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Creative Undertakings

Monday 14th of July 2014

This is SUCH a cool idea! I may tweak it a little ;)

Like said above, I have really loved your posts this summer!

Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

Shelley Carranza

Saturday 12th of July 2014

Thanks for sharing this Sarah! I've really enjoyed reading your blog this summer. It is truly a gift to the math teacher community.

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Saturday 12th of July 2014

Awwww! Thanks Shelley! I've stolen so many ideas for my classroom for others that it feels good to be able to give back a little to others via my blog. Thanks for reading my random ramblings!