When kids enter the class, Especially after lunch, They're distracted and chatting. Bellwork is a simple assignment to bring the class's attention to the teacher, Where it should be, Even if it's something really simple. We may lose a couple minutes, But we'd be losing it either way in the end.
Personally, With a bellringer (i. E. Ms. McLean's money power whatever) I get really bored really quickly. And even if the bellringer is something that we have done before (i. E. Ms. Quilpa's bellringers), Typically we're gonna have to review before I can get any work done that is on the board. I think class should start with the information that is needed to learn, And then we can have work. Bellwork is tedious and unnecessary.