After morning assembly on the playground the students enter the classroom and put their things away. They then take out their journal pouch. The pouch includes their journal composition book and journal prompts which I have provided. Approximately 20 journal prompts are given each month. The students cut them out and paste them in their journals. They spend 15 minutes writing. Upon completing their journal writing they are then responsible for completing the math problem of the day. This is also done in the Math journal. As they complete they bring the book to me and I correct. Students are required to show all work in solving the math problem. By the end of the morning work I have completed attendance and any other related activities that need to be completed in the morning.