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New Year, New Blog, New Building

We’ve got exciting news and a re-designed blog! It’s a new year and we have a new blog design! We know that our readers are busy teachers and parents who rely on our accessible and well-researched information and activities. We made updates that allow you to find what you are looking for more easily. Whether […]

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Digital Teacher Editions

The Teacher’s Editions are accessible to you anywhere you have an internet connection. This means on a tablet, cell phone, laptop, or desktop computer. When you are successfully logged in, you will see the S²TaR Center home page. Select the Teacher Edition tab to view the teacher editions your school has purchased. Important: When you […]

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Simple Solutions Blogs are GREAT!

Our Simple Solutions social media posts are such fun for us to create.  Considering many of us who work at Bright Ideas Press are former teachers, we enjoy the creativity and feedback that social media allows.  Recently, I discovered that I can find out how many people visit our blog posts, and now am a […]

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The First Shipment of Simple Solutions Common Core Math Books is Here!

There is nothing better to a group of teachers than a brand new book.  Lucky us—we have 7,000 of them in our warehouse right now!  When the truck pulled up, we rushed out to greet it.  None of us could wait to get our eyes on the brand new book: Simple Solutions Common Core Math […]

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Simple Solutions Excitement!

The excitement is building and so are the boxes!  Schools across the country should be on the lookout for the first Common Core book to arrive! Here is a behind-the-scenes view of what is going on in our warehouse. Simple Solutions Common Core Math Worksheet Generator The Worksheet Generator allows you to create and print […]

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Introducing: Simple Solutions Common Core Math

We are proud to introduce the newest member of our Simple Solutions family:  Simple Solutions Common Core Math!  Each week we will feature a different grade level.  Look for highlights, help pages, topic guides, and sample pages! Watch the video to learn why we are so excited about these new books!  

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Get Your Class Excited For Election Day!

Election Day! Look what we found today!  This will get your class excited for Election Day. These kids know the real meaning of democracy. Simple Solutions Math Worksheet Generator The Worksheet Generator allows you to create and print customized worksheets for review, practice, and/or assessment. With thousands of items to choose from, you can tailor […]

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Happy Boss’s Day!

“The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what needs to be done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”  – Theodore Roosevelt Thank you Nance and Kim, you not only make this world a better place for us, but for […]

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20 Questions To Ask Your Child About School

What happened at school today? What’s happening at school?  Start a dialogue now and keeping it going all year long. Finding out how things are going in your child’s life sometimes takes a bit of strategizing. These tips and questions can help you get the conversation started. by Patti Ghezzi One day your child tells […]

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Great Things!

“For me, it’s been a great year, but my mind is already on next year because of all the great things that we’ll be doing.” ~Principal Donna Weber, St. Ann Catholic School, Hamilton, Ohio Using Simple Solutions is one of the “great things” that St. Ann’s students will be doing this school year. Read the […]