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Compassionate Community

Brigid Fox | Brevard, NC "Many things are true at once," is something I keep hearing. I was speaking to a friend last night and reflecting on how, for our kiddos, that can feel a little confusing. In the Acorn class, we do our morning check-ins…
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2019 Faces of Freedom

Kim Skeen | Brevard, NC The Faces of Freedom Art show is currently on display at the Transylvania Community Arts Council. This is the fifth year of the Art show and it is Mountain Sun Community School’s 5th year participating. The Faces…
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January 2019 Classroom Updates

Jennifer Stewart | Brevard, NC The Owls and Otters are moving into their studies of Asia. The teachers have decided that both classes will first study China and then move on to Thailand. This week they will have a guest speaker, Kert Peterson,…

Initiatives and Offering Individuals Choice

Nick Pearl | Brevard, NC Each of us has patterns of behavior, which we label as habits, routines, or instincts. These behaviors sometimes are known, but often our most detrimental behaviors remain elusive. This elusiveness is due to the design…

Holiday Celebrations

Becky Langerman | Brevard, NC This time of year we recognize the many holidays that are celebrated in our country and around the world. While there are cultural sensitivities around saying, “Merry Christmas,” or “Happy Holidays,”…
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December Classroom Updates

Jennifer Stewart | Brevard, NC Otter and Owl: The two younger classes have had parent and teacher conferences. Both classes are taking opportunities to go out and about with trips to the Library, Care Partners, and Pisgah Center for Wildlife…
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Habits

Janna Barton | Brevard, NC During the Thanksgiving break I took some time to rethink actions I have taken, conversations I have had with others and myself, and reminded myself I can only control my actions not others’. This was all helped…

The Process of Creating

Kim Skeen | Brevard, NC Sitting on the shelf behind my desk in the art room is a box of crayons. This is not just any box of crayons. It is a very, very old box of 64 Crayola crayons with the sharpener built in the back. I keep this box of…
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November Classroom Updates

Jennifer Stewart | Brevard, NC The Otter class is exploring the theme of autumn. They read a book by Jane Yolen about the change of the seasons. They spend outdoor time collecting colorful leaves, seeds, nuts, lichen, moss, and rocks. The kids…
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Actitud De Gratitud

Clare Desmelik | Brevard, NC Every day I drive into our beautiful school campus, I can’t help but feel grateful. I get to work with amazing children and colleagues and I get to teach and share two of my passions: Yoga AND Spanish! This…