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So as far as I can remember, whenever a teacher gives you work at the beginning of a class period, they are called "Drills" or "Warm-ups"; however, friends that I have talked to from other schools around the U.S. hear them called "Bell Ringers" or "Do Nows". Do certain parts of the U.S. call them differently then others? Or is it entirely dependent on the school?

  • I found this – laureapresa Apr 28 '16 at 21:13
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    To me, "drills" are a particular kind of classwork, not necessarily performed at the beginning of a class period. Merriam-Webster agrees. I don't recall having a specific term for what you describe when I was in school. – PellMel Apr 28 '16 at 21:23
  • In New York, we call them Do Nows. – Steven Littman Apr 29 '16 at 3:12
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So it seems that there are different terms for different education boards around the U.S.

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    You should probably summarize them then. – Kit Z. Fox May 24 '16 at 14:19

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