Pablo Picasso

This week’s activity combines Pablo Picasso’s birthday (October 25th), Halloween, and an English Common Core activity all in one lesson!  There is a lot of information about Pablo Picasso on the internet, and we highly recommend previewing any sites your students will use.  Some of Picasso’s work may not be appropriate for elementary aged children. […]

Kindergarten Common Core English

Putting the Pieces Together! Can you believe today is the first day of October?  Hopefully, your year has gotten off to a great start!  As a teacher, I always looked forward to October when my students had finally adjusted to following schedules, getting up early, and doing homework on a daily basis.  This year many […]

Plan a Picnic

Summer is here!  An outdoor party or picnic is a fun way to enjoy summertime weather while keeping the kitchen clean.  This week, a good friend of Simple Solutions came up with a wonderful and child-friendly recipe for you to download.  You and your children can make it together while getting ready for your own […]

Using Analogies In Your Classroom

Analogies are used in books to help the reader understand the text. This Simple Solutions series aligns with Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature, Reading Informational Text, Writing, and English Language. As recommended by the CCSS, the student book contains a 50/50 ratio of literary and informational text. Each passage is accompanied by a […]