What’s the Buzz About Cicadas?

A cicada craze is taking hold at Simple Solutions! Why?  It happens somewhere almost every year, and this year it’s happening in our home state! Any day now, the 17-year cicadas (Brood V) will most likely be arriving in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland. (If you don’t live in any of these states, […]

Black History Month

Black History Month “I refused to take no for an answer.“ – Bessie Coleman To celebrate Black History Month we have attached a Social Studies and Reading comprehension lesson.  This activity is about another brave African American woman, Bessie Coleman.  The reading comprehension page comes with discussion questions and a downloadable crossword puzzle that is ready to be […]

12 Days of Christmas Math

Have you ever wondered HOW many gifts your true love would give you if they followed the directions in the song “Twelve Days of Christmas”?  This is a problem that I have all of my students solve the class before Winter Break each year.  The only direction I give is to ask the students HOW […]