Open House

Open House: Nothing can bring such a mix of emotions to a teacher as those words… well, except conferences, but that will be the subject of a later blog post…  As a teacher, Open House is so important.  You have a short amount of time to accomplish a number of goals, all while looking calm, […]

Take Simple Solutions for a Test Drive

Get free materials when you take Simple Solutions for a Test Drive! Free Materials Does this sound familiar? You teach your class a concept, and you’re sure they “got it,” but when the same concept comes up again later in the year, you see a room full of blank stares. We’ve got a solution. Simple Solutions. […]

common core reading

Common Core Reading Series

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.  All items are coded to show alignment with the Common Core State Standards.This includes lessons, quizzes, and the Pre/Post-Test, as […]

Flag Day!

Flag Day is on June 14th.  It is a day for us to be reminded of how important this symbol of our country is.  Here are some fun and free ways for you to Experience, Enrich and Extend what you already know about the American Flag. Use the web pages to read about the history […]

I am thankful for email!

  I love getting presents in the mail, especially when they are surprises.  Today one of our readers sent me pictures of our Thanksgiving Activity that she completed with her students.  In her note, she said that the “Thanksgiving projects turned out so cute.  It was a great project to get them thinking of character […]

Election Day- Students Vote for President

I am sure you have spent time in your classrooms talking about the presidential elections.  We are a little more than two weeks away from Election Day!  Simple Solutions has created some FANTASTIC election ballots for you to use in the classroom to help your students become active participants in the voting process.  There are […]

More Summer Solutions Scholars!

In August, Bright Ideas Press introduced you to our first ever Summer Solutions Scholars.  Recently I received pictures of these beautiful girls spending minutes a day working on their Summer Solutions.  I want to introduce you to these new Summer Solutions Scholars. Megan and Emma are sisters who worked on Level 2 Summer Solutions in […]

Fun and Free Field Trip!

River Field Trip This week I took my children on a field trip to a local river in our neighborhood.  The summer has been dry, so much of the rocky river bed could be walked on and explored.  We armed ourselves with a packed lunch, a microscope, and a bucket, and off we went.   My […]

Math Trick

Math Trick

This math trick can have different levels of meaning for kids in grades 4–8 and is fun for kids of all ages. Click the Print Friendly icon below to view the instructions. Simple Solutions Math Worksheet Generator The Worksheet Generator allows you to create and print customized worksheets for review, practice, and/or assessment. With thousands […]

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 […]