MACS Micro-School

November 15- 19, 2021

Micro-School Updates

Week 13 is here!

Micro-School is a great opportunity for us to GROW together, which will GROW our students. They deserve the very BEST we can give them everyday. School and family partnerships are key and I appreciate the work you are doing at home to make this Micro-School choice work best for your child.

As a reminder, these are the things that I can see as successfully working for many of your families:

  • Students are working daily and often completing their work by 3:00 pm while their minds are fresh and energy is high.
  • Many families have set up a classroom space in the kitchen/living room or other space that is dedicated to the child's Micro-School learning time. This reminds your child that school is important to your family, even when happening at home.
  • Setting aside a time every school day for at least 30 minutes to READ, READ, READ. Reading skills will impact your child's learning in all areas and any time invested will allow your child to read the rewards for years to come.
  • Parental engagement in the lessons- when parents get involved in the lessons students feel the importance of giving their best effort. Parents also get a better understanding of the learning goals their child is working towards.

Shout Out to Our Leading Student Readers in Raz Kids This Week!!!

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Week 13- Schedule

Monday- November 15, 2021

1) Independent Seesaw Assignments for all

2) Google Meet for 1st and 2nd grade at 10:45 am

3) Google Meet for Kindergarten at 11:30 am

Tuesday- November 16, 2021

1) Independent Seesaw Assignments for all

2) Google Meet for 5th Grade at 8:30 am to 9:15 am

3) Google Meet for 4th Grade at 9:30 am to 10:15 am

4) Google Meet for 3rd Grade at 10:30 am to 11:15

Wednesday- November 17 , 2021

1) Independent Seesaw assignments for all

2) All students in 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades are invited to place-based learning- see details below for this event from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Thursday- November 18, 2021

1) Independent Seesaw assignments for all

Friday- November 19, 2021

1) Independent Seesaw assignments for all

Place-Based Learning This Week- ONLY FOR GRADES 3rd, 4th and 5th

All students in 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades are invited to place-based learning on Wednesday, November 17 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

This year we want all students in 3rd-5th grade to participate in the Science Fair. During our time together we will be using the indoor classroom to have a lesson on the scientific method. Afterwards, we will also brainstorm ideas for science fair projects.

Location: Mount Airy City Schools Community Central Office (351 Riverside Drive)

Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Remember to bring your masks since we will be inside.

Seesaw Student Assignments & Family Support

Please support your child's virtual learning by making sure they are working on Seesaw everyday. Even on the days I Google Meet with them, they will still have Seesaw assignments to complete.
  • School attendance for each day is based on 3 factors- they must be engaging in one of these forms of Micro-School: (1) independent Seesaw assignments, (2) working on Google Meet with Ms. Willard, or (3) attending a place- based lesson somewhere in the community with Ms. Willard

What If My Child Gets Logged Out of Seesaw on Their iPad??

Using the log-in with gmail access and use their student email. I will send these to you privately. There are two options for password for all student emails, if one does not work, then try the other one.

Password :


or try


Penny Willard

Director of Innovative Programming- Mount Airy City Schools

I support a variety of areas for our district including: Micro-Schools, Federal Programs, After-School and Summer Programming (21st Century), Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG), Beginning Teachers and Mentors, Grant writing and management, Digital Teaching and Learning, School Media, and overall Teaching and Learning K-12.