Thanksgiving STEM Challenges BUNDLE
Yes No Questions for Thanksgiving
A Turkey for Thanksgiving Unit

Some examples of camouflaged turkeys:

A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting is one of my favorite class books to read during Thanksgiving. It is a book about a moose who goes in search of a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. It is an adorable story with a cute twist at the end. The lesson from this story is one of being thankful for friends. After reading the book, I always have my students do a fun writing craftivity. I first have students color/disguise a clip art of a turkey. The next step in the craftivity is to have students write a story about a turkey that runs away and camouflages itself into something so nobody can find it for Thanksgiving. I have had some really creative writing over the years. These also make great bulletin boards! If you are interested in the literature unit for this book just CLICK HERE! I also have a link to a set of FREE Thanksgiving themed calendar numbers HERE! LEARN MORE HERE1 
Thanksgiving Math Quest: The Terrible Turkey Takeover
This Thanksgiving Math Quest ‘The Terrible Turkey Takeover’ is a quirky and fun way to engage your students. In this math adventure story, people are turning into turkeys! It is up to the student (the star of the quest) to save Mathhattan by solving a variety of challenges and puzzles using math as they progress reading through the chapters. Three levels of difficulty are provided for differentiation (EASY, MEDIUM, HARD). The chapters are interchangeable to enable you to customize the math difficulty across the three sets if you need.
An optional video hook is provided to set the stage to engage and introduce your students to the story. Watch video hook > CLICK TO LEARN MORE!: 

Thanksgiving Celebration Fact Book
This fact booklet is perfect to use for a Thanksgiving study, history lesson, or integrated into a wider social studies unit. Learn all about Thanksgiving with your lower elementary grade/ kindergarten/ special education learners using this differentiated printable booklet, which includes some fun bonus adventure passes and post cards.
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Introducing and explaining fractions in a yummy way is bound to get the attention of kids.
In this blog post, you will find an idea to explain fractions using brownies and decorating them with different types of candy. A sweet fraction freebie is included at the end of this post! Two differentiated levels included. 
I tried my best to keep the size of each brownie the same  point out that when working with fractions each part needs to be equal.
For example in the image below:
1. Ask students how many of the brownies are decorated with M&M's?
There are 5 brownies decorated with M&M's.
2. Ask how many brownies are in total?
20
3. How can we show this by writing a fraction? The number decorated in m&m's is the numerator, and the total amount of brownies is the denominator.
5
20
4. If doing this with older grades, you could also further discuss simplifying the fraction as an answer.
1
4
I didn't put icing on the brownies so that I could easily change the decorations on top and keep practicing fractions as many times as needed.
Decorating some delicious treats is a fun way to help kids build an understanding of fractions. Grab a sweet differentiated fraction FREEBIE down below.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE RESOURCE 'Decorating with Fractions'
The first three are in easy mode, keeping the denominator the same as the total number for students to work with. Great for beginners.
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10 Levels of applied math skills as students create their own magical bakery!
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This fun math mystery reviews a variety of fraction skills. A video hook is available too!
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Simplifying Fractions will be fun with this Math Mystery! Available in three grade levels to select difficulty.
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In my last post I mentioned that I would share another way of doing the 'What's the Question?' activity for Halloween and include a special spooky freebie too!
In THIS post I'll outline the preparation, implementation, modeling guide and differentiation tips to using this Halloween activity. However, instructions are included within the download too. The freebie contains a set of 30 Halloween themed 'What's the Question?' task cards. 
PReparation
• Laminate the printed pages, then cut out the individual cards (six per page).
• Make blank cards out of white/colored paper (Make the size big enough for your students to write a math word problem on). The other option is to use just regular pieces of paper if you don't have the time.
Implementation
Students pick one card at random and keep their card a secret. On the blank card (or piece of paper) they must create a math word problem that will equal to the answer on the card that they have. For example, “The answer is 9 pumpkins” – They know that the math question they make must equal 9 and be about pumpkins.
Once they finish writing their word problem, they must write their name on the back and either hand back to you, place in a box or get ready to swap with another student.
Give the student made word problems (at random from a box or swapped) to other students. Each student must solve the problem given, and then find the creator of it to see if they answered correctly. Another option is to complete the questions as a class and ‘check in’ with the maker of the word problem to see if it was answered correctly by everyone.
Show them a few examples first!
Some guided questions could be:
•What must my word problem equal to?
•What math operation will I use?
•Does this equation equal to the number I need?
•What items or characters will be featured in my word problem?
•What will happen to the items or characters in my word problem?
Being Halloween themed, encourage the math word problems to carry on the theme.
Differentiation
I hope you and your students enjoy this Halloween Math activity. I plan to make more for future seasonal themes.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS RESOURCE FOR FREE FROM TPT!
You May Also be interested in these fun Educational resources for Halloween...
Case of The Wacky Wand Literacy Mystery!
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Halloween Narrative Writing Prompts! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!

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