November 23, 2005
I have what I call Bell Work at the beginning of each class period. I put 5-10 questions on an overhead projector. The questions are a variety of a review of previously learned information, or a preview of the day's lesson. I include page numbers as to where they can find the answer for today's lesson. I turn the overhead projector on when the tardy bell rings, and I turn it off after 5-10 minutes, depending on the length of the questions asked. The Bell Work is then collected. If they are tardy, they miss today's information and Bell Points. This has ended horseplay at the beginning of class and gets their books open to correct page to start class. While they are answering the Bell Questions, I have time to pass out papers and mark rolls.