Teaching & Learning- 12/21/20

Mount Airy City Schools- Volume 31

Do Something Fun During Your Holiday Break!

We appreciate you and hope you have a restful holiday break. Enjoy your holiday by taking some time for YOU and fill your own cup with joy! Just a few ideas below:

  • Enjoy a bubble bath
  • Read a book for fun and pleasure, not for work
  • Tackle a fun home project
  • Look back at old pictures and savor the memories
  • Take a break from social media
  • Enjoy your favorite meals
  • Share a movie and popcorn for family night
  • Hit our awesome greenway for some steps
  • Binge a series on your Netflix or Prime watch list
  • Take your pet outside for a front yard photoshoot
  • Go old school with family game night and break out the board games
  • Break out the snow dance!
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Check out the sessions below to help address COVID fatigue

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Borrowed from NCDPI Arts Team- Self Care from A+ Schools of North Carolina

As you enjoy some downtime over the winter break, perhaps you will take a little time for yourself! We offer you this gift of A+ U videos for that purpose. Designed for your personal pleasure, each short video offers a different focus for self-care, relaxation, enjoyment and personal learning. We hope you will find time to enjoy one or more of these.

A+ U Self Care Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2q3yMDsDZnlSDBcONY_5gupvabp63MGV

Includes the following videos for Self Care/Enjoyment:

  • Nature Drawing
  • Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging
  • American Sign Language
  • Movement as Self Care
  • Songwriting
  • Gentle Yoga and Mindful Meditation
  • Making Shadow Puppets
  • Bamboo Haiku
  • Guided Tour of Great Books
  • Mandala Drawing

We wish you all a restful break and look forward to continuing our work together in 2021.

Michelle, Tom, Jennifer and Joseph

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Free Teacher Resources for Grades 4-12

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is happy to offer loaner boxes for educators within the state of North Carolina. These loaner boxes will allow you to bring a little bit of the wild into your teaching space with no associated cost for teachers. Please see loaner box options below:

Magnificent Mammals - Grades 4-8

Materials included:
3 carnivore, 3 herbivore, & 3 omnivore skulls
Laminated lesson plan
Laminated skull diagrams
Laminated species profiles for skulls included
Return shipping label
All materials for lesson plan included in loaner box

Dove Decoy – Middle & High School Sciences

Materials included:
28 dove decoys
Return shipping label
Most materials for lesson plan included in loaner box

If you wish to request a loaner box, or would just like more information please email wrceducation@ncwildlife.org with your requests.

Please also see attached file.

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Growing Success for English Learners- NCDPI December 2020

See the link below to access the December 2020 edition, which is full of resources to help us better support our English learners and families.
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MACS Teaching and Learning

Dr. Phillip Brown, Chief Academic and Human Resources Officer

Penny Willard, Director of Innovative Programming and Federal Programs

Scott Dollyhite, Director of Exceptional Children and Student Services

Olivia Sikes, Director of Career and Technical Education and Student Accountability

Polly Long, Workforce Initiatives Coordinator

Kini Brindle, Social & Emotional Learning and Exceptional Children Compliance Coordinator

Jodi Cox, Family Liaison

Brittany Branch, Digital Learning Coach