Phone: (941) 575-5440
Degrees and Certifications:
Welcome. I'm Mrs. George and I am a 1st Grade teacher at Sallie Jones Elementary School. I received my undergrad in Elementary Education from Florida Gulf Coast University with an endorsememt in ESOL too. I also received my Masters in Reading from the University of South Florida.
"You can find magic whereever you look. Sit back & relax, all you need is a book." - Dr. Seuss
I believe in a classroom environment where children take ownership and active responsibility for their learning. In our room we will be leaders and a family where cooperative learning and engagement is the key to success.
* Virtual Learning Office Hours - 11:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Monday - Friday via Remind or email *
Click link - iReady Test Reminders
Click link - Suggested Daily Schedule
Click link - Additional Resources
Click link - myON Filtering Directions
Click link - Additional Resources 2
Clink link - Earth Day
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How many minutes does my child need to spend on iReady?
Answer: Students should spend 36 minutes on iReady Reading and 36 minutes on iReady Math per day for a total of 180 minutes in each subject per week.
2. Where do I find myON?
Answer: On Classlink you will see a purple icon for myON.
3. How many minutes should my child be on myON?
Answer: Students should be reading for at least 20 minutes a day for a total of 100 minutes per week. They can take the AR test through the myON program. It is your choice if you want them spending more time. If so, I suggest breaking it up into a morning session and afternoon session. I will be monitoring scores and documenting minutes spent on the program.
4. Can we read books from home and take an AR quiz?
Answer: Yes, the school has gotten permission to open up AR outside of school. On Classlink, click on the green R (Renaissance) to access AR for quizzes. I will be monitoring scores and documenting minutes spent on the program.
5. What is required for virtual learning?
Answer: iReady & myON are required by the district for 1st grade. We are required to monitor learning and document the minutes spent on the programs. 3 AR quizzes a week is suggested.
6. What else can my child do?
Answer: Complete the required tasks first (iReady & myON). Then, work on sight words and math facts. Tumblebooks and Reflex Math are resources through Classlink.
7. Will my child be given anything extra?
Answer: Yes, upon completion of the Ready assessments and after week 1 of virual learning, I will send out some suggestions for other resources. These are optional at your choosing. Social Studies Weekly & Science Weekly are great choices on Classlink. In addition, Brain Pop was just added to Classlink.
8. myON wants a username and password for the quiz, what is that?
Answer: Their username is their 88 or 80 number and their first and last initial.
Their password is their first and last initial and their birth year.
9. Does my child have to work during your office hours of 11:15-3:15?
Answer: No. Your child can work any time of the day. During 11:15-3:15, I will be actively available to comminucate with you & answer questions.