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, […]

Fifth Grade Activity- The Three Brothers

The story of “The Three Brothers” is a folktale about three men who leave home to make their way in the world and prove their worthiness to their father. Each not only learns a trade, but also develops a superpower to show off back home. This free fifth grade activity includes questions and writing activities based […]

Common Core ELA

First Grade Common Core ELA

L.1.2a – L.1.2b  Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. 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. Students are assessed weekly. The results provide important feedback that […]

test prep

Don’t Sweat the Test

It is that time of year again, the time when you hope the little darlings in your care since September will be able to show what they know—to the state, the school, and their parents. This is their chance to prove that they’ve mastered grade level material or even surpassed expectations. It all comes down […]

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 […]

Thanksgiving Nouns

Thanksgiving Nouns

November has arrived, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner! At Bright Ideas Press, we are thankful for the dedicated teachers, parents, and students who use Simple Solutions. To show how grateful we are, we created a first-grade Thanksgiving noun activity that aligns with the English Common Core Standard L.1.1b. Worksheet 1 Worksheet 2 SMART […]

Seventh Grade Math

Simple Solutions Shines the light on Seventh 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 7 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 teacher […]

Halloween Geometry PDF

Halloween Geometry

Halloween Geometry I’m not sure what it is about Halloween, but it always makes me think about geometry.  To some people, geometry is scarier than a ghost.  But for a math teacher, Halloween is an opportunity to review the basics of geometry, with a fun and spooky twist.  This year’s Halloween activity is based on […]

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 […]