Learning Opportunities During Break: Winter Reading Suggestions

Happy Holidays, Team & Family!   

IDEA Public Schools will be closed for Winter Break from Monday, December 19 – Monday January 2. Students will return to school on Thursday, January 5, after staff development days. During the break, we encourage all our students to continue reading and engaging in fun learning opportunities!  

IDEA’s AR Zone & iLearning Hotspot software will continue to be available at home through Winter Break. Encourage your child to read at least 30 – 60 minutes a day during the break. In addition, set goals for the number of words your child should read by the end of break and do something special when he/she reaches it. Check out some of our suggested winter and holiday book titles below and this free coloring book from GetParentingTips.com  


Clever Login Information    

All the AR and iLearning Hotspot software are available to students once they log into Clever.    

Website:  clever.com/in/ideapublicschools      

Username:  Student ID#@ideastudent.org    

Password:  IdeaMMDDYY  (for date of birth)  


Holiday Reading Suggestions   

In the spirit of reading and the holidays, here are a few book suggestions that are sure to captivate your scholar over Winter Break. Check them out in myON along with thousands of other great books. Don’t forget to go into Renaissance AR accounts in to take the AR quiz! All titles can be found online using students’ Renaissance accounts in Clever. 

Lower Academy (Grades K-2)  

Title: Pedro Keeps His Cool 

Author: Fran Manushkin 


Title: Merry Christmas, Gus! 

Author: Jacklyn Williams 


Upper Academy (Grades 3-5)    

Title: Snowboarding Surprise 

Author: Jake Maddox  


Title: The North Police: Computer Meltdown 

Author: Scott Sonneborn 



Middle School (Grades 6-8)  

Title: Winter at Valley Forge  

Author: Matt Doeden 



Title: A Christmas Carol Graphic Novel 

Author: Charles Dickens 

Stay in and curl up with a good book this winter break. We wish our Team & Family a safe and happy holiday! Visit our Academic Calendars page to plan for a successful 2023!  

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