3 Ways to Make Parent-Teacher Conferences More Productive

Parent-teacher conferences are a great time to learn about your child’s strengths and how you can build on his or her academic successes. You can also utilize conferences to understand whether or not your child may be struggling. Making the most of parent-teacher conferences is a great way to get involved with your child’s education! […]

Math Strategy: Look for a Pattern

Count within 1,000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s; identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.  Find more standards-based summer practice here. The files below are at a second grade and a Pre-K level. Click here for the Pre-K level. The Summer Solutions Pre-K Math and Language Arts book is for students entering kindergarten. This 30-lesson […]

The Homework of Summer? Make it M.A.D.!

Summer is a time for lounging by the pool, tackling the monkey bars, playing baseball with friends, and picnicking in the park.  We look forward to this all year!  Yet, summer break has a downside.  It removes children from their regular academic schedule for up to ten weeks, which is too long, according to educational […]

June Calendar Activity

  Summer vacation will be here before you know it, and even the most self-entertaining child can get bored fast.  Use this June calendar to set the tone for summer break.  Print it out and sit down with the kids to plan how they will spend their summer vacation.  Here are some suggestions: Schedule the […]

Summer Jobs Brainteaser

Try this!  Five teenagers just got summer jobs at Funland Amusement.  Use the facts listed below to determine which teen has been assigned to each job. For help with using deductive reasoning to solve logic problems, click this link: Summer Study Skill’s Help Page       Nigel is an only child.       Louisa is a ticket taker. […]

Three Ways to Highlight the Memorial Day Parade with Kids

Memorial Day Parade 1.     Have your child help find the parade. A parade is free, entertaining, and educational. Help your kids search the Internet to find the time and location of the nearest Memorial Day parade. A website sponsored by Vet Friends lists parades throughout the United States. 2.     Play Parade Detective. Print out a […]

Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval!

Bright Ideas Press LLC is proud to announce that Summer Solutions has won the coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval! Click the logo to see us on PTPA. Summer Solutions was among many entries from across North America competing to earn the PTPA Seal. Independent parent volunteers evaluate products in their own […]