This collection of December Bell Ringers is meant to help you engage your students in a simple, but meaningful morning routine.
***You can download this free set of December Bell Ringer questions & resources by clicking on each of the BOLD “December Bell Ringer Questions” links at the bottom of this post. (A black & white version has also been provided for those who don’t want the background color formatting.)**
Our collections of bell ringer questions are daily posted questions that are posed to your students as they enter your classroom each morning. Students are expected to reflect on the question and then respond by placing their name card under one of the answer choices. These December bell ringer questions can be an engaging part of your students’ daily morning routine and are a simple way to get students reading and thinking from the moment they enter the classroom in the morning.
Bell Ringer questions are also great discussion starters for your morning meetings or class gatherings, and they can truly help you to get to know your students better. They can also help your students find things in common and get to know each other better.
To use these December Bell Ringer questions, print all the pages and laminate them for durability. Cut the questions apart and then add magnetic tape, sticky tack or whatever works best for you so that pieces can be taken down daily and moved around. You will need wall space, such as a white board area or bulletin board, designated for your daily questions.
We have included a “December Question” sign as part of this collection that you can display as well. In addition, there is a set of response cards which are the words you will post underneath each daily question based on how students are supposed to respond. In this collection you will find:
- Yes/No/Maybe Questions
- Always/Sometimes/Never Questions
- Multiple Choice Questions
You will also find a download of matching name cards that you can choose to print for your students. These are editable so you can type names on them or simply print them & write names on each one. Laminate and add magnetic tape/sticky tack to get them ready for student use. (NOTE: To add names you will need to insert a “text box” into each frame to type on the cards.)
Place the cards in a basket or arrange them on the board with magnets next to the question. And don’t forget to add your name because students will enjoy seeing how you respond each day!
This set includes bell ringer questions that may or may not be centered on the month of December. (Some are just fun or funny questions for students to ponder!) You will also find questions based on birthdays of well known people or nationally designated weeks or days in December in the United States.
(NOTE: These days may or may not be “officially” recognized days. Some are just fun calendar days and their origin can’t necessarily be found.)
There are a wide variety of questions so that you can choose one for each and every day in your classroom for the month of December. Because there are so many question cards, you will be able to choose what fits your school and class best, or use different cards depending on the school year and days you are in the classroom.
We have also included a blank matching template so that you can write some of your own questions if you wish (or have students help to come up with questions).