Resources

Below are samples of things that are used in High Steppin'.  Quite a few of the things we use have copyrights that don't allow them to be posted.  If you have any questions, let me know!

Halloween Math:  Practice adding and subtracting with these.  Halloween Math with Color Code.pdf  Halloween Math Maze.pdf

Pumpkin Head:  A cute picture to go with The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything.  Pumpkin-Head-BW.pdf

Pentomino Outlines:  Without the markings, these become excellent resources for area, perimeter, and measurement.  Pentominoes.pdf

Sleepy Hollow:  A classic tale for Halloween.  Sleepy Hollow (easy).docx  Sleepy Hollow.pdf

Annotation Bookmarks:  An easy way to get started with close reading.  Annotation Bookmarks.pdf

Halloween Article:  Nonfiction text about the origins of Halloween.  This also includes the annotation help cards for the fourth graders.  Halloween Close Reading.pdf  

Bat Stationery:  Used for Halloween character descriptions.  Bat Stationery.pdf

Skeleton Hiccups:  Used after reading the story to decide what the kids would say to a skeleton with hiccups.  I Would Tell.docx

Time Mystery:  Solve the mystery by solving the time problems.  Time for a Crime.pdf

Real World Time:  Using real life scenarios, calculate the elapsed time.  Elapsed Time Movie Night.pdf

Elapsed Time:  The third graders are working hard on elapsed time, and they used these cards to provide the problems.  Elapsed Time Task Cards.pdf

I Have, Who Has, Time:  Fun way to practice telling time.  I Have, Who Has Time.pdf

Complex Area and Perimeter:  Great practice with shapes that aren't as easy to solve.  Area and Perimeter.pdf

Spend a Dollar:  Spend wisely and add amounts with this activity.  Spend a Dollar.pdf

Money War:
  Play the classic game with money cards.  Money War.pdf

Show Numbers:  Younger kids can practice writing numbers in different forms with this.  Roll, Write, Tally, Show.pdf

Text Features:  The kids practiced writing their own "nonfiction" and labeling it with the different features using this activity.  Animal.pdf

Area and Perimeter:  For a Halloween theme, design a house for Frankenstein.  House Design.pdf  For everyday practice, try this game.  Island Conquer.pdf

Directions Grid:  Follow written and oral directions in order to finish this successfully.  Directions Grid Game.pdf

Sentence Checker:  The younger grades use this as a way to double check their work.  Sentence Checker.pdf

Hey, Little Ant:  The first graders used this paper to write their persuasive piece.  Hey Little Ant Writing Paper.pdf

Time Help:  Third grade used these to help with elapsed time.  Elapsed Time Helpers.pdf

There Was an Old Lady:  A classic tale!  Old Lady.pdf  Old Lady Story.docx  Old Lady Animals.pdf

Comic Template:  We had fun writing comics!  Comic Templates.pdf

Dialogue:  As an easy way to practice writing dialogue, the kids filled in the speech bubbles in the comics.  DC Comic Create.pdf

Letter Writing:  Kindergarten used these to practice writing letters.  ABC Lowercase Dot and Trace.pdf  ABC Capital Dot and Trace.pdf

Time Dominoes:  Third grade practiced elapsed time with this quick domino game.  ElapsedTimeHandsonDominoActivity.pdf

I Have, Who Has, Money:  Count coins and play this game!  MoneyIHaveWhoHasGame.pdf

Story Problem Keys:  Here are the key words used to help solve word problems.  Keywords.jpg

Dice Games:  Especially good for younger grades, there are a variety of games to play with dice.  First Grade Dice Games.pdf

Comparing Numbers:  The first graders used these to compare numbers.  Alligator Inequalities.pdf

Informational Text:  Resources used for exploring nonfiction.  Informational Text Tool Box Sample.pdf

Sight Words:  First grade words used for a word hunt game.  Sight Words Grade 1.pdf

Mini Bio Books:  The third graders used these with biographies.  Mini Biography.pdf

x12: Cootie catcher made to practice the x12 multiplication facts.  x12 Cootie Catcher.pdf

Packing Facts:  A suitcase format used to find important facts in nonfiction.  Pack the Suitcase.pdf

Multiplication Word Problems: Used in fourth grade for a math game.  Multiplication Word Problems.pdf

Nonfiction Passages:  Assorted nonfiction passages used for fourth grade.  Grades 4-5 Nonfiction Passages.pdf

Nonfiction Passages:  Assorted nonfiction passages used for second and third grade.  Grades 2-3 Nonfiction Passages.pdf

Venn Diagram:  The third and fourth graders used this to compare and contrast text.  Venn Diagram.pdf

Main Idea Cones:  The second grade used these cute drawings to find the main idea and supporting details in a story.  Ice Cream Cones.pdf

Letter Sort:  We used these letters and pictures to sort them into matching letter piles.  ABC Sorting Game.pdf

Colors and Shapes:  The kindergarteners played this game to practice their colors and shapes.  Shapes and Colors I Have.pdf

Word Problems:
  Featuring addition and subtraction from hundred to millions, this could be good practice for lots of kids.  Addition and Subtraction Word Problems.pdf

Sight Word Bingo:  First grade used this to brush up on basic words.  First Grade Sight Word Bingo.pdf

Missing Numbers:  We used this game to practice finding the missing digit in number sentences.  What's Missing Math.pptx

Letter Recognition:  The kindergarteners used this game for their ABC's.  ABC I Have, Who Has.pdf

I Can Math Game:  The students used a few of the cards from this game to practice adding and subtracting larger numbers.  I Can Add and Subtract.pdf

Number Forms:  The kids used this sheet to show that they know how to display numbers in different forms.  Number Forms.pdf

4th Grade Reading Passages:  These passages were used to identify main idea and supporting details.  Fourth Grade Passage.pdf  Fourth Grade Passage 2.pdf

Main Idea Table:  This page was used to make a 3D model of main idea and supporting details.  Main Idea Table.pdf

Story Map:  The kids used this to identify the different pieces of a story.  Story Map.pdf

Crayons Comprehension:  This powerpoint was used to see how well the kids understood the story we read together.  The Day the Crayons Quit.pptx

Name Glyph:  The students followed these instructions to let me know a little more about them.  Name Glyph.pdf

Flag:  The kids were given a blank flag to fill in with any symbols, words, pictures, etc. that represented themselves.  My Flag.jpg

Self Portrait:  The children were given a picture frame to draw themselves in.  They needed to include as many details as possible.  Picture Frame.gif