Get Students’ Notes Organized Using the Cornell Note-Taking System

Watching how your students take notes can sometimes be troublesome, especially if they have no organizational method whatsoever. This doesn’t have to be the case. Teach your students to use the Cornell Note-Taking System.  Developed by Dr. Walter Pauk in the 1950s at Cornell University, these notes provide a structure for students to review and […]

What is Lexile? Important information to know!

There’s a good chance you’ve heard the term Lexile mentioned by teachers, administrators, and maybe even your child. What exactly is Lexile? Why is it important? What does it mean for my child or my students? Don’t worry! The Simple Solutions team is here to help you understand the ins-and-outs of Lexile measures. What is […]

5 Winter Songs Appropriate for Just About Any Classroom

The holiday season is quickly approaching! If you have turned on the radio or strolled through the mall lately, you’ve probably noticed that the airwaves are full of songs about snow, holly, and pine trees. But, for many teachers, finding music appropriate for singing at school can be a challenge. Songs that hint at a […]

New School Year!

Welcome to a new school year! All over the country, parents and teachers are posting pictures of their first day of school. As in the photo above, sent to us by a third grade teacher, kids are arriving to school to find new copies of Simple Solutions on their desks.  Whether they are using the […]

Simple Solutions Shines the light on Fifth 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 5 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 […]

Learning About Helen Keller

Celebrate Helen Keller’s Birthday! Helen Keller was a woman of tremendous resolve and courage. Below are some activities designed to help your children learn about Keller’s life, struggles, and triumphs.     Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880.  Below are some ways for you and your children to learn more about her extraordinary […]