shark week

Test-Taking Skills

 Practice test-taking skills this summer! For some middle school kids, taking a test is as scary as facing a shark. One way to ease those fears is to practice test-taking strategies. Our Summer Solutions Study Skills books provide students with note-taking and test-taking strategies that will help them once school starts again in the fall.   […]

6 ways to keep your children engaged over summer break

It is well-known that if children don’t continue some form of academic engagement over the summer break, they will forget a lot of what they’ve learned during the previous school year. This is often known as the “summer slide.” Unfortunately, because of the “summer slide,” many teachers agree that they often get stuck spending the […]

iPad

iPad Rules and Conditions

Summer Solutions iPad Mini 4 Giveaway Sweepstakes Rules and Conditions NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.  ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY.  THE GIVEAWAY IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Eligibility: Summer Solutions iPad Mini Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) is open to legal residents […]

Apple Investigation

Apple season is here! But apples aren’t just for the lunch room anymore! The classroom activities are endless. Whether you are looking for an engaging writing project, an interactive science lesson, or a cross-curricular unit, Simple Solutions has got you covered.  Below are some possibilities to help you “harvest” the most from your class this […]

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Summer Solutions on Vacation

Gianna and Sofia are going on a beach vacation, so they’ve packed all the essentials for a long car ride, including their Summer Solutions books. Their mom says, “Of course a teacher’s kids would have Summer Solutions in the car!” This smart mom knows that it takes only minutes a day to make sure her […]

playground

Read at a Playground

Where will a book take you this summer? Take a book on a trip to the playground!  You will find a lot of places to read there.  You can read while gently swaying on a swing or while sitting high above the ground on a slide. (Just be sure no one is behind you!)  You […]

Monarch

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Every year monarch migrate from the mountains of Mexico to the eastern portion of the United States.  They are the only butterflies that make such a massive journey, up to 3,000 miles! Monarch’s are known as one of the most beautiful and graceful butterflies on earth.  Students love learning about this beautiful insect.  A fun […]

summer reading

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading How much time will you spend reading this summer?  Can you spend 60 minutes reading?  500 minutes? ONE THOUSAND?!  Take the Simple Solutions Summer Reading Challenge and find out!  Print out the game board below and color a square for every 20 minutes you spend reading.  When you get to the end of […]

Back To School

There is something exciting about going back to school each year. The new school year is full of so much hope and possibility.  At Bright Ideas Press, we are also very excited for the new school year to begin.  This is the 14th year of publication for Simple Solutions, and our newest addition, Simple Solutions […]

Web the Zoo!

The zoo is our summer staple.  It is the place to go when we have a few free hours.  This trip to the zoo happened like most of our trips there, on an impulse.  We will probably be back to the zoo in a few weeks with several of our friends, but this trip only […]