New Year Resolutions for Your Family

2017 will be here before you know it, and the tradition every New Year’s Eve is to pick a few resolutions to start the year off right! Well, this year why not pick a few resolutions you can do as a family? Here are a few family-friendly New Year’s resolutions for 2017: Volunteer: Each month, […]

4 Easy Ways to Keep Kids Busy During Winter Break

Winter break is almost here! Let’s keep the kids busy with some fun-filled activities sure to entertain them during their time off! We asked some of the staff here at Simple Solutions for suggestions. Here are some of our favorite responses: Explore the neighborhood with a penny walk. This is a great idea from our […]

Keep Snow Days Educational and Fun! 5 Things to Include in Blizzard Bags this Season

Yes, it is that time of year again—the snow and cold temperatures are coming! While you might already have the required assignments your school district recommends for students’ blizzard bags, why not mix it up with some other fun things they can do as well? Here are 5 recommendations: Turn on the Tube: Public television […]

Fashion Through the Snow!

The winter season is upon us, and you’ve probably already started shopping for your children’s outdoor winter wear. Nowadays, cold-weather attire can be fashionable, but functionality is a must, especially in those colder climates! Check out these tips on what to look for when buying winter wear for your children. Let’s start with boots. Finding a […]

Celebrate Chinese New Year!

Celebrate Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year provides many cross-curricular opportunities for students to learn about Chinese culture. Below, you’ll find links to crafts and lesson plans to help you celebrate. We have also included a printable color-by-number Chinese lantern. Instruct students to solve the subtraction equations near the bottom of the page and color the drawing by using the difference that corresponds with each color. (For example, 9 – 8 = 1 , and 1 is black, so all the spaces with a 1 should be colored black.) Once students have completed the math and done the coloring, use the lanterns to decorate for your celebration!

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New Year New Me

New Year, New Me!

As 2017 begins, students should start thinking about what the New Year will bring. Resolutions give us a chance to be daring and try new things, and this week’s free download can help with that.  Students can use the graphic organizer to brainstorm ideas for new games, new books, new activities and new foods to […]

A Flurry of Math

Snow is starting to fall in Northeast Ohio, and to celebrate we’ve created a “Flurry of Math” to keep your students’ math skills sharp.  The worksheet for each grade is coded with the Common Core State Standard that it reinforces.     If you’re looking for more ideas to address the CCSS in Math, be […]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Activity

Martin Luther King, Jr.   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., pointed out the need for people to speak out against injustice.  His words are still true today.  Many schools, for example, find bullying an issue in their walls.  “Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power. Most often, it […]