e-Chat with a Character

What if the characters in your books were on Facebook?  Twitter? Instagram? What would they have to say?  What pictures would they post?  Here is your chance to find out!  Download the e-Chat Poster and fill it out as a character from a book. Need some inspiration?  Here is what Amelia Bedelia would have to […]

“I Spy” at an Art Museum

The summer weather may force you to find indoor activities.  Playing a game of “I Spy” in an art museum might be the perfect solution.  Whether the temperatures outside are too hot or too chilly, the kids will really enjoy walking around an art museum looking at all of the works of art on display.  […]

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 […]

Baseball Blog Response

Wow!  We have had such a great response to the baseball blog!  Tomorrow, the next blog in our extendED summer series will be posted, but before that happens, we wanted to share some of the fantastic things people have told us about Baseball Math. First I would like to introduce you to the Moore kids. […]

100,000 Summer Solutions Books!!

Can you believe that in the next few weeks Bright Ideas Press will be shipping over 100,000 Summer Solutions books all across the country?  Each school that took a summer code will be getting their orders sorted and packaged by family name. These schools encouraged their families to use their school code because they know […]

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 […]

Happy Boss’s Day!

“The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what needs to be done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”  – Theodore Roosevelt Thank you Nance and Kim, you not only make this world a better place for us, but for […]

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 […]

20 Questions To Ask Your Child About School

What happened at school today? What’s happening at school?  Start a dialogue now and keeping it going all year long. Finding out how things are going in your child’s life sometimes takes a bit of strategizing. These tips and questions can help you get the conversation started. by Patti Ghezzi One day your child tells […]

Summer learning loss doesn’t have to happen

Summer learning loss is a real problem, but where there’s a will, there’s a way to address it. Government, public agencies and the private sector join together to create this innovative program. Government, businesses and nonprofits coming together to help low-income kids in Baltimore keep up with more affluent students While the summer can be […]