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 […]

Ice Cream Fun Math

Ice Cream When the weather is hot, it’s refreshing to cool down with a treat.  This week’s Summer Solutions activity invites you and your child to surround yourselves with ice cream themed activities.  The downloadable sheets provide practice with basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts to sharpen skills before school starts.  For fun, help your child […]

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 […]

Get Your Class Excited For Election Day!

Election Day! Look what we found today!  This will get your class excited for Election Day. These kids know the real meaning of democracy. Simple Solutions Math Worksheet Generator The Worksheet Generator allows you to create and print customized worksheets for review, practice, and/or assessment. With thousands of items to choose from, you can tailor […]

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 […]

One of Our Parents Shares

Start of Summer!  It’s here: the FIRST DAY of summer vacation!  Tomorrow is the day all my good intentions go into practice.  I will begin exercising before the kids wake up.  I will drink water instead of diet pop.  My son, the future fifth grader, and my daughter, the soon-to-be third grader, will begin their […]