Holly Smart

Special Education

Holly Smart

About the Teacher/Welcome Msg


I attended the University of Mississippi for two years and then transferred back home to The University of Memphis.  I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education.


My name is Holly Smart and this is my 18th year teaching school. My teaching career started with Memphis City Schools in 1998, where I taught seven years at Gordon Elementary. I worked with kindergarten students for 6 years and first grade students for one year. My career with Desoto County Schools began in 2008.   My first year with DCS, I worked part time as a Teacher Support Team Coach at Southaven Elementary.   I was a hired the following year at Southaven Elementary as a full time teacher for third grade. This is my eighth year at Lewisburg Elementary and I am currently a 5th grade SPED inclusion teacher.  My husband is Neil Smart and together we have 4 children, Samuel Anderson (16), Cannon Smart (15), Mary Allen Anderson (14), and Taylor Smart (13). My son, Samuel Anderson, is a 10th grader at LHS and my daughter, Mary Allen Anderson, is a 9th grader at LHS.  Cannon and Taylor attend Lafayette County Schools in Oxford, MS.  We also have three other members of the family that stay at home and keep watch over the house while we are busy at school, our Boxer, Rebel, Yellow Lab, Sadie and sweet little Lucy that is part Feist and part Blue Heeler.


March 25, 2020

Dear Parents, 

First of all please let each of your children know how much I miss seeing them each week.  I hope that everyone is well and continuing to work hard at home.  I have created some assignments on www.readworks.org and  IXL that I would like for each student to complete in addition to the work assigned by their ELA and math teachers.  Each week they need to complete the 2 passages (1 fiction/ 1 non-fiction) assigned in Readworks.  Once the assignment is submitted, I will look over it and grade the assignment with feedback.  If the student fails the assignment I will reassign the passage for a 2nd attempt.  In IXL I have suggested several areas for the students to be working.  They need to choose 2 different areas to work in each week for a minimum of 30 minutes each session.  Make sure that when they answer questions if they miss a question, they need to take time to review the screen that explains why they missed the problem and how to solve it correctly.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.  Below I have listed your child’s Readworks log in and I recently text your child’s new IXL password.    

How to get students to their assignments

1. Have students go towww.readworks.org/student

2. Students enter class code VSNVDB

3. Tell your students that their default password is 1234

Note: Students can change their passwords when they log in, and you can change student passwords on this page.


IXL Skills

C.15  Multiply 2 digit #’s by larger #’s

D.13 Divide 4 digit #’s by 2 digit #’s

H.4  add and subtract decimal word problems

H.7 inequalities with decimal addition and subtraction

I.2 multiply a decimal by a power of 10

I.9 multiply 2 decimals

J.1 divide by powers of 10

J.3 division with decimal quotients

J.6 divide decimals

K.6 convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers

L.8 add fractions with unlike denominators

L.10 subtract fractions with unlike denominators

L.11 add and subtract fractions with unlike denominator: word problems

L.20 add and subtract mixed numbers :word problems

M.19 multiply 2 fractions using models

M.20 multiply 2 fractions

M.33 Multiply a mixed number

M.34 Multiply 2 mixed numbers

O.8  add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals word problems

O.10 add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and mixed numbers word problems




Mrs. Smart


Holly Smart

SPED inclusion