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Cider and Conversation

Morgan Sprinkle | Brevard, NC  I just love homemade apple cider. I mean, what’s not to love? It’s warm and sweet, it has all the spices that make you think of the holidays, and if you make it in a crockpot, the entire house smells like…
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Ask the Girl

Morgan Sprinkle | Brevard, NC My son is four. He’s known for a lot of things—his boundless energy, his enthusiasm for life and the people he loves, his adventurous spirit and the way he wakes up ready to attack the day with gusto. But…

Classroom Updates

By Jennifer Stewart | Brevard, NC The Otter class is enjoying new homemade play dough and dyed pasta, seashells, and caterpillars for metamorphosis viewing. They are working diligently on their grace and courtesy and respect for self and others.…
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Lucky Us

Brigid Fox | Brevard, NC I had the joy of taking the Acorn Class to the WNC Nature Center on a field trip.  It was wonderful!!  Breaking the day down into pieces sheds light on so many gifts we have here at Mountain Sun and the region we…
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Celebration

Janna Carlson | Brevard, NC ‘Tis the season for traditions. Those look very different for everyone. Even with all our difference, we can all feel comfort and connection knowing those around us can all find joy in this cold, dark season.…
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Why So Many Bake Sales?

Becky Langerman | Brevard, NC   I love baking. Since I can remember, I've always wanted to be a baker. As a child, I spent summers in Iowa with my grandmother on the farm my father grew up on. And we baked. She was your quintessential…
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Peaceful Conflict Resolution Workshop

Kayla C. Leed | Brevard, NC Recently, parents of students at Mountain Sun Community School participated in a peaceful conflict resolution workshop. Parents acted out scenarios and were given guidance from three MSCS teachers on how to…
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Backpacking with the Coyotes

Brevard, NC | Janna Carlson Plans change and often for the better. On a recent backpacking trip with the Coyote class, we made the decision to delay our departure by a day to avoid a downpour. We managed to miss the storm and maintain…
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Celebration of Life

Annie Burgess | Brevard, NC Birthdays are special for children and adults alike.  I have fond memories of birthday celebrations at home with friends and families.  I remember eating homemade cake and bobbing for apples on one particular…
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Parent and Teacher Conferences

Tina Leonard | Brevard, NC   It is finally that time of year! This time of year offers an opportunity for the Owl Class to take a deep breath and realize that the school year is in full swing and to relax into it. For the teachers,…