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 […]

“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.  […]

Plan a Picnic

Summer is here!  An outdoor party or picnic is 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 while getting ready for your own […]

Thankful For Books

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and now is the time teachers use themed activities for their students. Attached is a language arts Thanksgiving activity.  This activity is versatile. Whether your students read long chapter books or short picture books, they will be able to use the characters they read about. In this activity, students will invite […]

Father’s Day Card

Keep skills sharp over the long summer break. Kids can practice following directions and writing with Martha Stewart’s Fathers Day card.  We used ours as a gift holder.  The pocket can hold a handkerchief, theater or baseball tickets, a gift card, or even a great photo of Dad and the kids! Our version is pictured […]

High School Prep

Students can use the summer break to shore up their study skills and prepare for middle school and high school prep with this summer workbook. All educational standards require students to be able to read and comprehend nonfiction passages at grade level, write objective summaries of nonfiction text, and use context clues to determine the […]

Using Analogies In Your Classroom

Analogies are used in books to help the reader understand the text. This Simple Solutions series aligns with Common Core State Standards for Reading Literature, Reading Informational Text, Writing, and English Language. As recommended by the CCSS, the student book contains a 50/50 ratio of literary and informational text. Each passage is accompanied by a […]