Ohio LOVES Math

  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 […]

PTAs Trying to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Summer Learning Loss Prevention! Last night I did something I have never done before.  I spoke at my children’s school PTA meeting.  I wanted to tell them about the wonderful Summer Solutions program we have here at Bright Ideas Press. I am not much of a “sales” person.  I am a teacher.  Although I would […]

Simple Solutions Shines the Light on K Grade Common Core Math!

The Simple Solutions approach has been proven to raise test scores, build student confidence, and improve long-term retention. Take a closer look, as we shine the light on Simple Solutions Common Core Math  Grade K and all its features. Students complete one lesson per day. Every item aligns with a Common Core State Standard and is coded to show its […]

Simple Solutions Excitement!

The excitement is building and so are the boxes!  Schools across the country should be on the lookout for the first Common Core book to arrive! Here is a behind-the-scenes view of what is going on in our warehouse. Simple Solutions Common Core Math Worksheet Generator The Worksheet Generator allows you to create and print […]

Student-Led Conferences: Let Your Students Take The Lead

Hopefully your school year is off to a great start.  It’s hard to believe that Parent/Teacher Conferences are just around the corner.  I have been reading about student-led conferences over the past year and am intrigued by the idea. It seems like a great way to get students to reflect on their abilities and take […]

20 Questions To Ask Your Child About School

What happened at school today? What’s happening at school?  Start a dialogue now and keeping it going all year long. Finding out how things are going in your child’s life sometimes takes a bit of strategizing. These tips and questions can help you get the conversation started. by Patti Ghezzi One day your child tells […]

50 free ideas for summer fun

Beat the summer boredom blues with these fun, festive and free ideas. Summer break is in full swing. Kids are excited to ditch the homework and routine of the school day, but more often than not that translates into “boredom blues” once school is out. Beat the blues with these 50 fun and festive ways […]

Learning About Helen Keller

Celebrate Helen Keller’s Birthday! Helen Keller was a woman of tremendous resolve and courage. Below are some activities designed to help your children learn about Keller’s life, struggles, and triumphs.     Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880.  Below are some ways for you and your children to learn more about her extraordinary […]

Garage Sale Summer Math

You have only a limited amount of money to spend at a garage sale. What combinations of goods can you buy without going over your limit? The file below contains the story problem worksheets. For more help with problem solving, check out our Problem Solving series. Click Here to Get the Garage Sale Math File! Simple […]

Get Unplugged and Enjoy Reading for Pleasure

According to research, many parents say their kids watch even more television during the summer than they do at other times of the year. To get unplugged for a while, turn to a great summer book list like this one from readingrockets.org. Your kids can keep track of their reading progress using the reading log provided […]