Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education
Mrs. Malisa Jones
I graduated East Carolina University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Reading. This is my sixth year teaching and it is my fifth year at Polenta Elementary. I have taught 3rd grade for 4 years and first grade for 1 year. I am very excited to be in first grade again this year. I am passionate about reading and strive to instill a love of reading and learning in every child. I am pleased to be working with your child this year and look forward to seeing them succeed in 1st grade.
A Little About Me:
I am married and have 3 teenage daughters. I have 3 dogs and a pet turtle. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, gardening, and going to the beach. Some of my favorite things are coffee, chocolate, flowers, and children's books.
1st grade Schedule
8:25-9:00 - Arrival
9:00-9:30 - Morning Meeting
9:30-11:15 - Literacy
11:15-11:45 - Lunch
11:45-12:15 - Recess
12:15-12:45 - SEL activity
12:45-1:45 - Math
12:15-1:00 - Small group literacy time & remediation
2:45-3:30 - Enhancement
The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return all Pre-K and EC-Self Contained students to Plan B, four days per week, beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 19. These students will participate in face-to-face instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Wednesday serving as a remote learning day. All other students in grades K-12 will remain on Plan C until Monday, Feb. 1.
Due to Johnston County being designated a “red” county by the NCDHHS, as well as increased quarantines and COVID cases in the school district as reflected on our dashboard, the Johnston County Board of Education voted to have ALL students, including Pre-K and EC self contained, return to remote learning under Plan C, beginning Monday, December 14 through Friday, January 15. Unless the remote learning period is extended beyond January 15th, students will return to the plan that they chose on the Second Semester Choice form on Tuesday, January 19.
On December 8th 2020, the Johnston County School Board of Education voted to return to Plan C (Remote Learning), we would like to provide an update to parents and guardians of options to complete state-mandated End-of-Course (EOC) and Career/Technical Education Post Assessment testing.