Harry Potter Takes Broadway, and Your Classroom, by Storm

We wrote about Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans1 which included such culinary delights as vomit, rotten egg, soap, and booger in Level 2 of our Reading Comprehension  series. No surprise that the opening of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway has led Jelly Belly to re-release this popular treat which, for the faint of […]

Mother’s Day Cards and Crafts for Kids to Make

Looking for some simple and adorable Mother’s Day crafts to make in a classroom or to make with your child? We’ve got you covered!   With Mother’s Day right around the corner, there’s a chance that you are searching for a simple craft or card for your students to make for their moms, stepmothers, and […]

april showers math

April Showers Math

April The month of April brings a lot of rain to northeast Ohio where the Simple Solutions and Summer Solutions office is located. These rainy days inspired our “April Showers” first-grade math activity. Students can follow along on the attached worksheet while you demonstrate Common Core Standard 1.NBT.3 on the SMART board. This standard compares two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and […]

Eighth Grade Common Core Math

Simple Solutions Shines the light on Eighth Grade Common Core Math!

  The items in each Simple Solutions lesson are aligned directly with the CCSS. Teachers always know which standard is being addressed. The Topic Guide shows the order in which the standards are introduced. The At-A-Glance pages are written by teachers for teachers. These pages deconstruct each standard and present it in an easy-to-understand format. Teachers know EXACTLY what students […]

New Year New Me

New Year, New Me!

As 2017 begins, students should start thinking about what the New Year will bring. Resolutions give us a chance to be daring and try new things, and this week’s free download can help with that.  Students can use the graphic organizer to brainstorm ideas for new games, new books, new activities and new foods to […]

Sixth Grade Common Core Math

Simple Solutions Shines the Light on Sixth 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 6 and all its features. Students complete one lesson per day. Every item aligns with a Common Core State Standard and […]

Constitution Day Activities

Constitution Day is September 17.  It was on this day in 1787 that delegates met for the last time to sign the Constitution of the United States.  To celebrate this important day in American history, Simple Solutions has created some fun activities that you can use in your classroom.  These activities are based on our […]

Simple Solutions Shines the light on Fifth 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 5 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 alignment. The […]

Back To School

There is something exciting about going back to school each year. The new school year is full of so much hope and possibility.  At Bright Ideas Press, we are also very excited for the new school year to begin.  This is the 14th year of publication for Simple Solutions, and our newest addition, Simple Solutions […]

e-Chat with a Character

What if the characters in your books were on Facebook?  Twitter? Instagram? What would they have to say?  What pictures would they post?  Here is your chance to find out!  Download the e-Chat Poster and fill it out as a character from a book. Need some inspiration?  Here is what Amelia Bedelia would have to […]