In this Teaching Tip I provide a link to a short YouTube video. The video features a warm-up routine that I use with my students at the beginning of our daily Writing Workshop period. The routine has become an important class ritual, and it prepares childrenâ€™s hands and minds for a productive session of writing. I first learned of this routine from Debra Em Wilson. For more information about Debraâ€™s work, please visit www.schoolmoves.com. Give this routine a try in class with your students or at home with your children.