playground

Read at a Playground

Where will a book take you this summer? Take a book on a trip to the playground!  You will find a lot of places to read there.  You can read while gently swaying on a swing or while sitting high above the ground on a slide. (Just be sure no one is behind you!)  You […]

Monarch

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Every year monarch migrate from the mountains of Mexico to the eastern portion of the United States.  They are the only butterflies that make such a massive journey, up to 3,000 miles! Monarch’s are known as one of the most beautiful and graceful butterflies on earth.  Students love learning about this beautiful insect.  A fun […]

Summer Solutions

Where Do YOU do Summer Solutions Lessons?

Summer Vacation has arrived, and students everywhere are using Summer Solutions to avoid the “Summer Learning Slide!”  A few parents even sent us pictures of their children doing the lessons.  The photos were too cute NOT to share! The Keough boys start their day by taking 10 minutes or so right after breakfast to do […]

Summer

Summer Really is Coming!

Summer may seem far away, but it will be here before you know it. If you haven’t ordered your Summer Solutions books yet, now is the time! Summer Solutions is an easy-to-use, budget friendly way to fight summer learning loss. If you are a teacher or other school representative, call or email us to activate […]

never forget kit

Never Forget Kit

Parents want their children to remember what they’ve learned—especially over the long summer break—and teachers know the only way to do that is by giving kids the opportunity to practice!  Teachers in schools all over the country recommend Summer Solutions because it revisits important math and language arts concepts and provides minutes-a-day of independent practice […]

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 […]

Web the Zoo!

The zoo is our summer staple.  It is the place to go when we have a few free hours.  This trip to the zoo happened like most of our trips there, on an impulse.  We will probably be back to the zoo in a few weeks with several of our friends, but this trip only […]

World Around You

Whether you live in a big city or in the countryside, it’s is nice to stop and take time to notice the world around you.  This week’s Summer Solutions activity sends you and your child outdoors to explore the world around you.  The downloadable sheets allow you to use your casual stroll as a pre-writing […]

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 […]

Plan a Picnic

The 4th of July is almost here.  Many people celebrate by planning a party.  It’s a fun way to enjoy summertime weather while keeping the kitchen clean!  This week, a good friend of Simple Solutions came up with a wonderful and child-friendly recipe for you to download.  You and your children can make it together […]