With the holiday season upon us, you might be looking for a few apps that can engage your children in some silly holiday fun. Sometimes though, you don’t want screen time to be just entertainment; you want your kids to be learning something, as well. Check out these 10 apps, found by our Simple Solutions […]
Mental Math Your little leprechauns will love to work on this mental math activity based on Common Core Standard 3.OA.9. To achieve mastery, students must be able to identify patterns in sums of basic facts. Students must also be able to explain mathematical patterns, such as why the sum of two even or two odd […]
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!
- National Geographic Kids: Chinese Horoscopes: Find Your Birth Year Animal!
- One World Nations Online: Chinese New Year Celebrations
- Ancient China Lessons Plans and Activities
- Scholastic: Chinese New Year Activity Ideas
Summer vacation often means car adventures for the entire family. It can be hard enough to get everyone out of the house at one time for a quick trip to grandma’s house, but driving long hours for a family vacation can get to even the most patient of parents. To help with some of those […]
Last month I was speaking at my children’s school PTA meeting about Summer Learning Loss. After the meeting a parent came up to me and told me how impressed she was with the Summer Solutions program, but what really excited her was that Bright Ideas Press (the publisher of Simple Solutions) is a local […]
We were recently contacted on Pinterest by a lovely third grade teacher who saw our post about the 2nd Grade Common Core Math books. She was specifically interested in seeing samples of our new 3rd grade Common Core Math books. Unfortunately, Pinterest was not working properly and prevented us from replying to her comment, but […]
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 each 12-item worksheet to meet the specific needs of your students. Each worksheet comes with a corresponding answer key. Focus […]