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Water Water Everywhere

By Janna Carlson | Brevard, NC Living in a temperate rainforest comes with the good, the bad, and the sloppy. Grab some rain boots, a good book, or settle in for good times inside and out. Snuggling up at home, in your pajamas, with your…
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March 2018 Classroom Update

By Jennifer Stewart | Brevard, NC The Otter Class has fresh, homemade play dough and new sidewalk chalk. They have enjoyed a lot of outdoor playtime. In the classroom, they have been practicing making and eating PB&J sandwiches. The students…
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Mountain Sun Community School Raises Trout with Trout Unlimited

Kayla Leed | Brevard, NC Each year the Monarch class (grades 4-6) at Mountain Sun Community School raise trout from eggs in the classroom. The local Trout Unlimited chapter provides the class with all the materials needed to raise trout,…
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Contemporaries in a Revolution

Nick Pearl | Brevard, NC Around the age of five, I had a best friend named Jessica. Our fathers worked together, we “played” t-ball together (if picking flowers in the outfield is considered playing), so we saw each other often. I remember…
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The Power of Language

Janna Carlson | Brevard, NC According to dictionary.com the word language means “a body of words and the systems for their use common to a people who are of the same community or nation, the same geographical area, or the same cultural…
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February 2018 Classroom Updates

Jennifer Stewart | Brevard, NC The Otters have had several parent guests come to share books and other talents this month. They enjoyed a trip to the local library for story time and a chance to practice their grace and courtesy out in the…

Follow the Child

Becky Langerman | Brevard, NC “Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” Dr. Maria Montessori Dr. Montessori did not believe that she invented…
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Volunteers

Brigid Fox | Brevard, NC My mom was a teacher, so growing up, I learned that when it came to school, always say yes to donations, and always say yes to volunteers.  Let the question of what to do with the donation or person answer itself. The…
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Planting Seeds

By Tina Leonard | Brevard, NC After winter break, the children and teachers are all excited to be back at school, in our space, and re-connecting. The children are wearing smiles, greeting one another, and offering hugs. There are exciting…

January 2018 Classroom Updates

Jennifer Stewart | Brevard, NC The Otters have increased their focus on handcrafts, an excellent use of time indoors during the winter. The children have made cuff bracelets and pillows. They are working on their button-sewing technique.…