presidential pets

Presidential Pets Informational Research Activity / Writing Informational Text

Presidential families are just like us—they love their pets! Most of our presidents have had pets living with them at the White House. Their pets have included all kinds of animals! From President Benjamin Harrison’s pet goat named Whiskers, to Theodore Roosevelt’s pet pony named Algonquin, all were beloved pets! For this informational research activity, […]

Get Students’ Notes Organized Using the Cornell Note-Taking System

Watching how your students take notes can sometimes be troublesome, especially if they have no organizational method whatsoever. This doesn’t have to be the case. Teach your students to use the Cornell Note-Taking System.  Developed by Dr. Walter Pauk in the 1950s at Cornell University, these notes provide a structure for students to review and […]

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You spoke, we listened! You told us the end of the school year can get a bit crazy. We heard you! We wanted to help. So this year, you can have the Summer Solutions books shipped directly to students’ homes. Check out our new option! You Choose – Everyone’s a Winner! Contact:Judy at 1-877-382-7537 or […]

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.   […]

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Don’t Sweat the Test

It is that time of year again, the time when you hope the little darlings in your care since September will be able to show what they know—to the state, the school, and their parents. This is their chance to prove that they’ve mastered grade level material or even surpassed expectations. It all comes down […]

High School Prep

Students can use the summer break to shore up their study skills and prepare for middle school and high school prep with this summer workbook. All educational standards require students to be able to read and comprehend nonfiction passages at grade level, write objective summaries of nonfiction text, and use context clues to determine the […]

Today’s Study Skills Lesson: What are Primary and Secondary Sources?

Students can use the summer break to shore up their study skills and prepare for middle school and high school with this 30-lesson summer workbook. All educational standards require students to be able to read and comprehend nonfiction passages at grade level, write objective summaries of nonfiction text, and use context clues to determine the […]

Summer Jobs Brainteaser

Try this!  Five teenagers just got summer jobs at Funland Amusement.  Use the facts listed below to determine which teen has been assigned to each job. For help with using deductive reasoning to solve logic problems, click this link: Summer Study Skill’s Help Page       Nigel is an only child.       Louisa is a ticket taker. […]