Parent/Family Engagement Blog

  • Kids don't come with an Instruction Manual

    Posted by Kelly Johnson on 1/25/2021

    What is Start Smart Texas?


    Start Smart Texas


    "Start Smart Texas supports schools and communities with family engagement, kindergarten readiness, and third-grade reading and math proficiency.  Only when student success becomes everyone's responsibility will we have the kind of impact and change we need.  Anytime is learning time".



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    Posted by Kelly Johnson on 1/19/2021


    1. Make sure you have several different types of reading materials in your house.

    2.  Find time to read and model reading to your child.

    3.  Set a reading time every night of the school week.

    4.  Play spelling and reading games as a family.

    5.  Read books or famous passages as a family on Holidays and special occasions. 

    6.  Have siblings read to each other.

    7.  Visit new and used book stores.  Make plans to stay a while and read.

    8.  Get each child a Library card and help them use it.

    9.  Listen to audiobooks in the car as a family.

    10.  Give books as gifts for Birthdays, Christmas, and Rewards.



    Read Books!

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  • The Emotional Reality of Learning at Home: Meeting the Needs of Students and Their Families

    Posted by Kelly Johnson on 1/12/2021
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  • Parenting During Uncertain Times

    Posted by Kelly Johnson on 1/11/2021

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    Love and Logic - Reserve your spot

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