This collection of May Bell Ringer Questions has been created to help engage your students in a simple, but meaningful morning routine.
***You can download this free set of May Bell Ringer questions & resources by clicking on each of the BOLD “May 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.)**
For those who haven’t been doing these, Bell Ringers are posted questions that you pose to your students as they walk into your classroom each morning. Students are expected to reflect and respond. These May bell ringer questions can be such an engaging part of your students’ daily morning routine and are a simple way to get your students reading and thinking from the moment they enter the classroom in the morning.
EVEN BETTER, they are great discussion starters for your morning meetings or class gatherings!!
To use these May 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 “May Question” sign as part of this collection. This can be displayed in the designated spot in your room for your daily question. There is also 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 next to the question somehow. Don’t forget to add your name! Students will enjoy seeing how you respond each day!
This set includes 21 bell ringer questions that may or may not be centered on the month of May. (Some are just fun or funny questions for students to ponder!) You will also find 34 questions based on birthdays of well known people or nationally designated days in May 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 May. Because there are 55 question cards total, 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 one 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).
You can download this set of May Bell Ringer Question resources here. Click on each link separately:
Be sure to bookmark this page so you can easily find it each year. Not sure how to bookmark? Check out this tutorial we created: Bookmarking in Chrome.
Need some other resources for the month of May? Check out some of these: