Easy on the Ear: Musical Entertainment and Education in Equal Measure

Music education supports math, science, art, and literacy. In elementary schools, especially, music rules! Yet, distance learning has prevented many students from participating in regular music classes, not to mention band, choir, and instrumental music lessons. Though nothing can take the place of an excellent music teacher, students can explore music at home. I’ve gathered […]

Close Reading of America the Beautiful

Memorial Day Activity: Close Reading of America the Beautiful Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have lost their lives while serving our country in the armed forces. It is important for children to understand that this is the day when the nation mourns the loss of soldiers who died fighting for our […]

10 Educational and Fun Holiday iOS Apps

With the holiday season upon us, you might be looking for a few apps that can engage your children in some silly holiday fun. Sometimes though, you don’t want screen time to be just entertainment; you want your kids to be learning something, as well. Check out these 10 apps, found by our Simple Solutions […]

5 Winter Songs Appropriate for Just About Any Classroom

The holiday season is quickly approaching! If you have turned on the radio or strolled through the mall lately, you’ve probably noticed that the airwaves are full of songs about snow, holly, and pine trees. But, for many teachers, finding music appropriate for singing at school can be a challenge. Songs that hint at a […]

12 Days of Christmas Math

Have you ever wondered HOW many gifts your true love would give you if they followed the directions in the song “Twelve Days of Christmas”?  This is a problem that I have all of my students solve the class before Winter Break each year.  The only direction I give is to ask the students HOW […]