I always try to vary activities, but sometimes I feel like I get into a rut. I felt that way with my warm-up activities. I was asking questions as I wrote about here. I would also use this time to complete book activities since I don’t use too many during class. In two of my classes recently, I had students sketch certain sentences that had the target vocabulary. In my most recent class, I tried to add a bit of a twist. Miley Cyrus was brushing her teeth in Alaska, and Elmo was washing his hair in his bedroom. Most students enjoyed the variation instead of always writing their warm-ups. I realize that many of you may use this technique already, but I think it can be useful to remember and recycle old ideas.