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.   […]

Simple Solutions Open House!

We opened our doors to give friends and family a behind-the-scenes look at Simple Solutions, and it was a blast! Since moving into our new building in late February, the Simple Solutions team has grown to love our new offices, print shop, and warehouse spaces. When you love something as much as we love our […]

Summer Solutions Rocks!

Did you find one of our rocks?! The Summer Solutions team is hiding rocks all over Northeast Ohio to remind everyone that summer learning can be found everywhere! If you find a rock: Take a picture of the rock! Post it to social media using the hashtag #SSRocks and/or post it in the comments on […]

Exploring How Poetry Works

Let’s talk about poetry! World Poetry Day is March 21st! We know that poetry isn’t always students’ (or teachers’) favorite subject. Oftentimes, poetry can seem difficult to explain or difficult for students to fully understand, especially when dealing with more contemporary poetic forms—those that don’t rhyme or follow easy patterns.   But don’t let these […]

breakfast

Breakfasts You Can Make in a Rush

It is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but so many people skip it because they just don’t have enough time to get breakfast together before they rush out the door to start their busy days. Breakfast doesn’t have to be an afterthought. In fact, we found some breakfast recipe […]

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 […]

Quick Breakfasts for the Kids and You

All of us have had a morning (or many mornings) when we were supposed to have been out the door ten minutes ago. Mornings like that have you and your children skipping breakfast for the sake of time. Chances are your tummies will be rumbling by mid-morning if not sooner. But have no fear! 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 […]

Valentine

Valentine’s Day! Need some alternatives to sweets?

Looking for something your child can give to his or her classmates this Valentine’s Day that doesn’t fall into the candy or food category? Well, we searched Pinterest for some ideas and put together quite a list! Check out some of these great valentine gift ideas (with Valentine’s Day messages) all children will love. Bookmarks […]

“I Have a Dream” MLK Day Classroom Activity

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with your students by encouraging them to express their own dreams for a peaceful world. Dr. King’s well-known speech—delivered during the March on Washington, August 28, 1963—has become a source of inspiration to people around the world. During this activity, you’ll discuss some facts about Dr. King and […]