I use this packet in my classroom on a daily basis. I took a regular spiral notebook and cut it in half. Each day I put the daily math word problem on the next clean page. You can do this ahead of time for the whole month or teach your students to do it themselves. I find it easier to do it for the whole month.
I have the students write the date at the top. They are to read the word problem and circle the numbers. Then they need to underline or highlight any key words (i.e. in all, altogether, etc.). Once they have done this, they are to draw a picture to show me how they got the answer.
Once I have taught them to write a number sentence, I ask them to write a number sentence under their picture.
Lastly, I ask them to write a word sentence about the problem and/or answer (i.e. There are 3 balloons left.). This incorporates their beginning writing skills into the math program.
I use these labels for bell work, but you can use them for a ticket out the door, early finishers, etc.
This packet uses Avery template 5163. Please make sure you are using the correct labels to print for the best quality.
If you do not have labels, you can print these on regular paper and cut them apart. Then have your students glue them into their journal.
SPRING word problems can be found here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/SPRING-Math-Word-Problem-Pack-for-Young-Learners-With-Pictures-1123437