Phone: (941) 255-7440
Degrees and Certifications:
ESE K-12 Elementary K-6 Reading K-12 ESOL K-12
Welcome to Mrs. Zusman's Class!
In our class we believe in positivity, respect, and encouragement.
During this time of eLearning please read the following letter.
I hope this finds everyone safe and healthy. Our goal is to provide the best education we can at this time, with the resources we have. As you have seen on the district site, we will be using i-Ready for Math and Reading, Studies Weekly for Science and Social Studies. A link is given under the Curriculum Resources tab that will take you to Classlink where you can find all apps your student will need for work. Also, I have set up Google Classrooms which I will invite your student to, to find their daily assignments.
Starting Monday, March 30th, my office hours will be Monday-Friday from 10am to 2pm. I will be available for e-mail, phone, and video conference. Our video conference will be held through Google Meet. I intend on speaking with each student daily through one of the three methods previously mentioned. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have.
Google Meet must be set up ahead of time. I will open the conference and invite students by sending a link through the REMIND App. Once the student has connected, we will be able to see and hear each other, just as in the classroom. Once we have established and become comfortable with video conference, it is my intent to hold group grade level and whole class meetings. These brief group meetings will be to check in and allow some social interaction for the students and their peers. Group meetings will not be mandatory, however, individual meetings for students struggling with academic topics will be.
I understand there will be a learning curve for all involved and I will be here every step of the way. Patience truly is a virtue during this time. My goal is to make this as easy as possible with the least amount of frustration for our students and parents. If you are not currently using the Remind App, please familiarize yourself as this will be our main mode of communication.
Big hugs to all!
Thank you and stay healthy,