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Two Ready-to-Use “This, Not That” Jamboard Bellringers

by Peggy Reimers

To start off the 2022 school year, I designed five Jamboard bellringers to begin your school day. Out of all five bellringers, I received the most feedback and requests for answers to the “This, Not That” bellringer puzzles. I even had a couple of emails appealing for more. So, ask and you shall receive! I’ve made two new versions with 13 “This, Not That” puzzles each. 

How does a “This, Not That” puzzle work? 

Each frame in the Jamboard bellringer gives five statements, and you have to figure out from those statements what a person likes. For example, let’s take Emily. 

  1. She likes minutes, not hours.
  2. She likes the Seven Dwarfs, but not Snow White.
  3. She likes poems, not novels
  4. She likes power naps, not dusk-to-dawn sleep.
  5. She likes skirts, not jeans.

If your reasoning led you to believe she likes things that are short, you nailed this bellringer! Here’s another example:

This, Not That Bellringer Frame

Sometimes these bellringer puzzles can be a little tricky. So teachers, if you do not have time to figure out the answers, email me at preimers@tcea.org, and I’ll send them to you!  

Five Steps to Making These Bellringers Yours

Step 1: Sign into your Google account.

Step 2: Click the link to the bellringer you’d like to access.

Step 3: When the page loads, click the “snowman” in the top right corner.

Step 4: Select “Make a copy” in the dropdown menu.

Jamboard Google Menu to make copy of bellringer

Step 5: Rename your copy.

Now, you’re ready to go!

Additional Tips

Have your students try their hand at creating a “This, Not That” puzzle. It is harder than it looks, and it really stretches the mind to create five statements.

If you need a different platform, I can provide the puzzles in a PPT or Google Slides version, just email me

Are “This, Not That” bellringer puzzles your thing? I’m working on a third edition, so stay tuned! 

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Damaris Nunez April 4, 2023 - 7:06 am

I really enjoy you post, very clever and easy idea, I will use it for Math for my Bilingual Kindergarteners.

Julie Lyle April 4, 2023 - 8:47 am

These are wonderful and I’m excited to use them to keep things fun and engaging as we wrap up the year!

Thank you sooooo much for these resources and your creativity!

Elizabeth April 13, 2023 - 12:38 pm

These are fantastic! My students 1 – 4th are loving them! Instead of asking them for the rule, I ask them to tell me another clue. I wish you would add an answer key to the last page of the Jamboard, as it would help me know the answer before I show them. (On some of them I am stuck.)

Peggy Reimers April 13, 2023 - 1:03 pm

Glad to hear your 1-4 graders are loving the This, Not That puzzles. I sent you an email. Peggy


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