This is a PowerPoint display that I use to start the school year as it relates to how I like kids to use their math journals. I try to always focus on word problems, equations, place value, and fact fluency every single day as often as possible. Some days I do more of one than the other, but at least I touch on all 4 things I really value in class. I basically have kids split one page of their journals up into 4 quadrants and ask them to do different things in each quadrant from day to day. After each question that is displayed, I have the next slide with the answer key to display for students that need some more assistance. Usually some kids will have to copy, but after a week or so, they should be able to do this sort of thing independently.