Hey, guys! I hope you're all doing well. My goodness, there is a monsoon of rain over here, so I decided to stay indoors and work on my lesson plans for the coming school year. There was something I was hoping I could talk to you about. It's the Do Now system I have. I'm worried that my kids won't benefit from the grammar/vocab warmup activities I have for them each day. I made bullet points of some things I was thinking. PLEASE give me some feedback, as well as some guidance on what you've done and what works? I want these kids to have solid grammar and vocabulary! 1. I was thinking that there should be a grammar/vocab warmup every day. There is a pink basket by the door where the students must get their Do Now activity for the day. 2. The Do Now activity will be in context. For example, if we're reading "Romeo and Juliet", the vocab words will be about the play. Same goes for grammar. I found a lovely book for "Romeo and Juliet" grammar. 3. Should I have them compile these Do Now activities in a notebook with the respective dates and perhaps give them a Do Now quiz every now and then? I just want to hold them accountable for their Do Now work. 4. Shall we go over the Do Now together? For grammar, perhaps I can display the questions on the board, and have the students come up and correct the sentence. 5. Should the Do Now be collected and graded? Or can students switch papers and grade each other? I'm so sorry if these questions are silly, but I am so glad I have you guys to guide me. I really want this year to work. I'm praying night by night that I will be a good teacher. I'd love to hear your feedback. It means the world to me, you have no idea. Thank you so much!