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.
- She likes minutes, not hours.
- She likes the Seven Dwarfs, but not Snow White.
- She likes poems, not novels
- She likes power naps, not dusk-to-dawn sleep.
- 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Step 5: Rename your copy.
Now, you’re ready to go!
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!