Journal prompts in kindergarten for daily math practice. Daily math notebook prompts for students to solve common core kindergarten math standards problems. Students work on math story problems through drawing and writing.
Kindergarten Math Journals
Do your students journal write each day? We often use writing journals in the classroom, but what about math? Daily math journals can be a great way to reinforce and review math concepts in a creative way.
Getting Set Up
At the beginning of the school year, when the stores are FULL of school supplies, I stock up on composition notebooks. I put a cute label on each one and then we are good to go!
For each month, I print the journal prompts and sometimes have an amazing parent volunteer to cut and organize them for me. I store the journal prompts in snack sized Ziploc bags or paper clips work well, too. All of the prompts can be found by clicking here, Daily Math Journals.
Journal Prompts in Kindergarten
Now you’re ready to get started using math journals in your classroom! When first starting, model how to glue the journal prompt at the top of the page and illustrate to show that prompt. I read each prompt several times. Most students are independent after hearing the journal prompt a couple of times.
Whoa! That’s a LOT of glue. Just a dot, not a lot!
The journal prompts in kindergarten are not intended to be taught sequentially. Pick and choose which prompts work for you and align with your curriculum. The Common Core standards are at the top of each journal page.
You can also complete a shared drawing of a journal prompt to reinforce a skill.
I check in with students, draw a quick smiley face, and we continue with our day. Math journals are a quick way to review a variety of math concepts and informally assess student progress.
Start math journals in your classroom! Click below for journal prompts for kindergarten and first grade.
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