Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Smarty Ants - Reading Ready Initiative for 4- Year Olds

Dear Genesee Joint School District Families,

The Idaho Department of Education has announced a new FREE reading readiness initiative exclusively for Idaho 4-year-olds!

The 4-Year-Old Initiative: Early Literacy for PreK Learners is the result of a special partnership between Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra, Idaho Department of Education and Achieve3000®. Thanks to the initiative, Genesee Joint School District students who are 4 years of age will receive a free subscription to Smarty Ants®, a research-based, foundational literacy program designed for young learners.

Smarty Ants provides everything children need to start kindergarten with a love of reading —all in a fun online environment that will keep them engaged and learning all year long. Enclosed is a flyer that shares more information about how Smarty Ants provides every child with a personalized learning path for building key reading, vocabulary, and comprehension skills.

You can activate your free subscription today by calling 877-235-2525 and using the code “SmartyIdaho” or by visiting www.achieve3000.com/SmartyIdaho. This will give your child access to Smarty Ants until the fall they start kindergarten. As a parent or guardian, you will also have access to the Smarty Ants Teacher Dashboard so you can monitor and support your child’s progress throughout the year.

For more information about this special initiative, please contact Wendy Moore, Superintendent at wmoore@sd282.org  or 208-285-1161. To learn more about Smarty Ants or Achieve3000, please visit www.achieve3000.com.

We can’t wait to see all that your child accomplishes with Smarty Ants.

Happy learning!

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