“The idea came from a Facebook group called Principal Principles Leadership Group,” George told USA Today about her weekly story time. “And from the fact that I absolutely love my children.”George told the newspaper that about 94 percent of her students come from economically disadvantaged homes. Not knowing if they are being read to at home, she’s doing her part to make sure that they have exposure to a wide array of stories. But now her selfless quest has expanded. Many of her “Tucked in Tuesdays” episodes have now received well over 2,000 views, reaching far outside the Beaumont School District. In fact, in her latest addition, where she read Howie Has a Stomachache just yesterday, more than 6,000 people have already viewed the Live.
The videos have been met with applause from commenters who applauded George for her actions and taking the extra time for the students. “My parents and scholars absolutely love it. They know my love for their children is beyond the end of the day and definitely beyond Friday,” George told USA Today. Her reach has gotten so far that authors have started reaching out to send books to her so that she can have plenty of material to share with her scholars. She is looking forward to using the momentum created by “Tucked in Tuesdays” to include special guests.
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“I will be reading books donated to me by the authors. I have invited authors to read their books online as special guests,” she said.