November is upon us and that means chilly days and warm beverages! We’ve got a great batch of resources this week that you’ll warm right up to. Bring on balloon car STEM challenges and Thanksgiving linear equations. And half of these resources are free including this terrific essay graphic organizer


Starter STEM Challenges Bundle (Take-Home/In-Class STEM Projects) by Vivify STEM
Starter STEM Challenges Bundle (Take-Home/In-Class STEM Projects) by Vivify STEM

“From catapults to cars to an egg drop challenge, this is your guide to getting started in STEM! Each activity has an in-depth student activity sheet along with a guide through the engineering design process.”

 
Balloon Car STEM Challenge: Engineering Design Process by Vivify STEM
Balloon Car STEM Challenge: Engineering Design Process by Vivify STEM

Challenge students to build a balloon-powered car that can travel 5 feet! This STEM challenge will take your students through the engineering design process as they brainstorm, design, build, and test with a fun and engaging project.” It’s Free!

Thanksgiving Math Activity - Writing Linear Equations by Free to Discover
Thanksgiving Math Activity – Writing Linear Equations by Free to Discover

This series of holiday-themed partner stations allows students to practice and review math skills in a mathematically meaningful way as students work both independently and cooperatively.”

 
Translating Algebraic Expressions Card Game by Free to Discover
Translating Algebraic Expressions Card Game by Free to Discover

“The Old Math Guy (OMG) series of card games facilitate mathematical matching practice in a fun, engaging way that can motivate even the most reluctant student.” It’s Free!

 
The Pearl by John Steinbeck - A Teaching Unit by Stephanie Patten Wrobleski
The Pearl by John Steinbeck – A Teaching Unit by Stephanie Patten Wrobleski

“This is a complete unit for the classic Steinbeck novel, The Pearl. It includes a wide-variety of resources from research to vocabulary.”

 
Graphic organizer for an essay with a thesis by Stephanie Patten Wrobleski
Graphic organizer for an essay with a thesis by Stephanie Patten Wrobleski

This writing graphic organizer can be used across several grades and subject areas to assist students in the writing process.” It’s Free!