This activity is a journal with 40 rich mathematical problems, accompanying google slides for daily projection and answer key. There is a wide margin designed on each page so the teacher can comment on a student’s thinking or engage in dialogue about their ideas. The pressure of improving student achievement scores on the Smarter Balance or MARS exams is known by many educators. It is difficult to provide enough practice of the types of problems that students will see on these assessments without compromising your everyday curricular goals. The goal of this Journal is 40 days of daily problems that target the variety problems that are often on these exams as well as problems to let students think deeply about their mathematics, draw pictures, and provide opportunities for reflection and meta-cognition. The beauty of this is that you get to practice good problems, think deeply about mathematics and incorporate writing across the curriculum. This journal (Volume 1) was designed for the first quarter of 4th Grade. I am working on more volumes to complete the year.