IDEA Public Schools is celebrating National Summer Learning Week from July 12 – July 16! We know learning never stops, and this celebration is dedicated to elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer, ensuring they return for the new school year ready to succeed.
Did you know that IDEA’s Accelerated Reader & iLearning Hotspot software is available throughout the summer?
To keep your child reading, be sure they read at least 30- 60 minutes a day. In addition, set goals for the number of words your child should read by the end of summer break and do something special when he/she reaches it.
Here are three reasons your child should log on and continue learning this summer.
Reason 1: Come Back to School Sharp & Ready
If your child dedicates just an hour a day working on math skills and testing on a book or two, he or she will return to school in August ahead of the game and ready to learn. Helpful Tip: Develop a routine! Start the morning with a good breakfast and make that next hour a dedicated “Math & Reading Time.”
Continuing daily learning will also prepare students as they adjust back to 100% in-person instruction in August. Coming back to school sharp and prepared will allow for increased motivation, excitement and engagement as we all safely learn together.
Reason 2: It’s the Perfect Downtime Activity
Go for a walk in the summer sun. Kick the soccer ball around. Play with your pet. But when there’s a little downtime, have your child read a few chapters or log on to the computer for some math fun. You’ll be amazed at how many little pockets of time you can fill with educational fun!
Reason 3: It’s A Blast!
IDEA Weslaco Pike student Clarissa Rodriguez said it best, “You are rewarded every second that you are reading. Sometimes a book can be a companion when no one else is. When you’re bored, you can open a good book, snuggle up in the covers, and transfer yourself into another world. You feel like you’re right there with the main characters.”
The same goes for mathematics. Who needs video games when you have interactive math software games to play?
Access these great programs now through July 18 by using Clever:
- Accelerated Reader (AR) for 1st – 7th grade
- myON for 1st – 7th grade
- Dreambox for 1st – 5th grade
- ST Math for 6th & 7th Grade
IDEA families can access the programs here: clever.com/in/ideapublicschools
Username: Student IDfirstname.lastname@example.org
Password: IdeaMMDDYY (for date of birth)
*Software will be unavailable after Sunday, July 18, as maintenance and set-ups take place in the software for the new school year. Students will be able to log in again once school starts.
Learn more about National Summer Learning Week 2021 and access summer programs and family resources at summerlearning.org/summer-learning-week.