Summer Solutions Kindergarten: Special Edition

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Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit East Woods School where my daughters, Megan and Emma, attend 4th grade.  I was there as a “visiting professor” to teach the 4th grade students in Mrs. Antes and Mrs. DeLeo’s classes about my career as a workbook author at Bright Ideas Press, LLC.

During my visit, we talked about how a Simple Solutions workbook is written. We talked about following standards, creating problems, and most importantly, distributing the different types of problems evenly throughout the workbook, so that the user’s brain gets a consistent workout.

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Then the fun began!  In order to give the students a first-hand look at being a workbook author, I had the classes work together to create a mini-Simple Solutions Kindergarten Common Core Math book. Each student was responsible for creating and writing one problem for the Kindergarten book.  The 4th graders did an amazing job as you can see below!

I want to thank Mrs. Antes and Mrs. DeLeo again for giving me the opportunity to get back into the classroom where my career as a teacher first began. It was so much fun!  And thank you to the 4th grade students at East Woods Elementary for working so hard and for being such a great audience.

If any of you are kindergarten teachers or have kindergarten students at home, feel free to download our mini- Simple Solutions Common Core Math book to use with your children. Then email us, and let us know what you think of the workbook and our incredible 4th grade authors!!

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Post Author: Lori

Lori L does many things here at Simple Solutions, including writing blogs and math problems. She has an Elementary Education degree from Cleveland State University and taught many grades during her 15 years at St. Paschal Baylon School in Ohio, the first school that ever used Simple Solutions. She and her husband have two amazing children. Her free time is spent watching Cleveland sports teams including the Cavs, Indians, and even the Browns.

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