Another phrase for "DO NOW" ??

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  1. giggles9393

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    I love the idea of a "Do Now" activity and I think that all classes should start with one, however I hate the phrase "Do Now."

    Does anyone have any other phrase that they use rather than "Do Now" ??

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Caesar753

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    Bellringer
    Welcome Work
    Warm-Up
    Kick-Starter
     
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    In addition to what Caesar said, I always write it in a different way on the slide

    For instance, "Don't Not Do Now" or "Won Od" or "Do^2 Now^2" or "Do Later? No, Do Now" or "If you are a student, then you will do now"...I try to make the Do Now slide sort of related to the lesson in a silly way.
     
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    Your students don't find that confusing?
     
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    Some kids love it and look forward to what it will say. They know that there is always a Do Now slide up everyday they walk in. Some kids don't notice the title of it at all until we're done going over it because they just hop into the problem.
     
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    Mine always says "Copy and Answer"

    The kids always come in and know that a Copy and Answer will be on the board:)
     
  8. Ima Teacher

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    My grade level partner and I use "Welcome Work". She used that when she was in another grade level. I was using "Daily Focus" because mine always led into the lesson of the day. I liked her "Welcome Work" better.
     
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    The teachers I worked with at the middle school level used Welcome Work as well.
     
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    Quickwrite - though some students were very slow.
     
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    Always allow for 'think time', Milsey. Here's an ERIC Digest for you to read up on it.

    http://www.ericdigests.org/1995-1/think.htm

    Could be your 'slow' ones were deep thinkers.:)
     
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    -Have fun, after this is done!
    -YOU can do it! I'm putting this our Language/Reading
    Center wall tomorrow.
    I have Look! I did it! on my Art Wall.
    On my Parent Info wall I'm putting Guess What! This reminds me of what my own kids and I use to say. Whenever anyone said, "Guess what?" The reply was always, "Chicken butt!"
    Rebel1
     
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    I refer to it as the Do Now in my notes.

    But I don't have to call it anything for my kids. I say "OK, let's get started" and they do.
     
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    Bellwork
     
  15. HistTchr

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    I refer to it as the "Warm Up". I believe I used "Bellwork" and "Do Now" in past years, but Warm Up has stayed with me the longest. I like all of the other suggestions presented here, though!
     
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    I call mine the "Daily Writing Tip" from the website where I get the inspirations for most of them. :)
     
  17. teresateaches

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    Ours were called "Snapshots"
     
  18. MissApple

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    I use Warm Up. I told me kids the idea is to warm up their brains, the same way you stretch your legs to warm up before going for a run. It ties in to what I always tell them about the brain being a muscle you need to work out.
     
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    For my purposes Bellwork is the best term. The indication being if you're not working by the time you hear the bell something isn't right. If I have to tell them to do it we've got a problem.
     

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