Outside and Online
Family Centered Innovative Education
SMART Family Literacy engages children (ages birth through eight), their parents and teachers, with innovative outdoor and online educational activities.
SMART = Science, Math, Art, Reading, and Technology
For more information, email SMARTFamilyLiteracy@gmail.com or text (409) 771-4155.
Sugar Snap Peas
A high protein crunchy favorite is edible pods. Legumes, like peas and beans, are nutritious for kids and also enrich the soil with nitrogen, which is good for next season's crop.
Kale, collard greens, and cabbage were harvested by kindergarten gardeners in Dickinson last month. Kids who grow and harvest their own veggies are far more likely to eat them!
Cauliflower planted in a portable grow bag has been adopted by a family who will water it and watch it grow in the next few weeks before enjoying the freshest food possible right outside their door! Plant cauliflower by March 1st in Galveston County to enjoy before the weather turns too hot.
Sugar Snap Peas
SMART Art is Drawing with Friends!
Happy to Be Nappy
We are happy to say we discovered "Happy to Be Nappy" by Bell Hooks and Chris Naschka. This celebration of hair features upbeat words and lots of emotion! We go with the hair through wind, through brushing, through smelling nice, and all of life. Ask us for a copy the next time you see us. By the way...SMART gave 32,537 children's books in 2020 in Galveston County.
32,537 Books to Kids!
Just before 2021, SMART Family Literacy made certain that GISD's online students had the chance to have a new book to read while school was out. Distribution was a collaborative effort between SMART and GISD teachers. Meanwhile, our friends at Moore Memorial Library donated gently used books, so the giving and reading will continue in 2021!
Mardi Garden Family Time
Every Tuesday, families can "pick and take" the produce at our Outdoor Education Resource Center in Galveston. Red potatoes and sugar snap peas were the focus of fun this week. Every week, changes happen. Space is limited to 10 people. Save your spot at email@example.com. Masks and distance are required. Special February art projects will include painting your own Fat Tuesday flower pot.