The ability to read impacts all aspects of life, but above all, reading is essential for learning. That’s why schools and districts all over the country set rigorous reading proficiency goals for even the very youngest students. From preschool through third grade, children are learning to read; by fourth grade, they are reading to learn, […]
Summer Solutions Books The Simple Solutions Approach–solid instruction, daily distributed practice, and ongoing assessment–is a proven strategy that promotes mastery and ensures long-term retention. Summer Solutions provides review and practice that allows students to retain important math and language arts skills, not only over the summer break but for a lifetime. Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grade […]
Look here; look there; find Dr. Seuss fun everywhere! Get excited everyone! Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and Read Across America Day are celebrated on March 2nd! Dr. Seuss’ catchy rhymes and fun illustrations never go out of style—they continue to amuse children and adults, year after year. To delight your students this year, the Simple Solutions […]
Searching for a science lesson perfect for the five senses? Look no further! The Simple Solutions team has got you covered with our Five Senses Popcorn Activity for kindergarten through second grade. In this fun and interactive science project your students will have the chance to explore sight, sound, taste, touch, and texture using popcorn. […]
If you follow us on social media (and if you don’t already, you should) you may have seen that the Simple Solutions team has got socks on the brain! Throughout the month of October Simple Solutions has been participating in Socktober. This event is a worldwide drive to help those in need by collecting and […]
Apple season is here! But apples aren’t just for the lunch room anymore! The classroom activities are endless. Whether you are looking for an engaging writing project, an interactive science lesson, or a cross-curricular unit, Simple Solutions has got you covered. Below are some possibilities to help you “harvest” the most from your class this […]
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 […]
We launched our FIRST EVER web only special! Use coupon code: WEB20 to get 20% off all of your Summer Solutions books. There are a few weeks of summer left, use that time to get your child ready for the upcoming school year. The code is only good until July 26, 2015 so don’t wait to […]
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 […]
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
- 10 Ideas for Chinese New Year