The Mountain Sun Family

Morgan Sprinkle | Brevard, NC As an assistant teacher in the Otter classroom, I look at our school through the eyes of a teacher. But I’m also a mother to a spunky, funny, energetic three-year-old. He is an Owl, meaning that he is in the…

Exercising "Disappointment Muscles."

Tina Leonard | Brevard, NC A great amount of time is invested in designing the layout of a classroom, particularly in a Montessori prepared environment. How close are the Art materials to a sink? What about the Practical Life materials that…

The Joys of Literature Circle

Brigid Fox | Brevard, NC I feel so fortunate each day that I can find the deep beauty of the simple routines that the Acorn Class is engaged in. It is a reminder of how even the most basic of our actions has the power to enhance or detract…

Care of the Environment   

Annie Burgess | Brevard, NC One of my favorite things about teaching is creating a special environment for children.  Some key things I take into consideration when preparing the environment include the use of child-sized furniture,…

A Trip to Brevard

By Morgan Sprinkle | Brevard, NC As an assistant teacher at Mountain Sun Community School, I have a very special job. I get to work in a multi-age classroom of three, four, five and six-year-olds—we call ourselves “the Otters.” My co-teacher…

Exploring Geology with the Acorn Class

By Brigid Fox | Brevard, NC Studying science is so much fun with this age group.  The Acorns are, developmentally speaking, curious, eager, creative, and less encumbered by assumed expectations of results.  These children practically write…

Teachers Host Positive Discipline Book Club

By Becky Langerman | Brevard, NC Over the past six weeks, Tina and I have facilitated a Book Club based on the the book Positive Discipline:  The Classic Guide to Helping Children Develop Self-Discipline, Responsibility, Cooperation, and…
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Mountain Sun Students Explore the Universe at Asheville Museum of Science

By Kayla Leed | Brevard, NC This year, the formation of the universe has been the overarching theme in the Elementary school science classes at Mountain Sun Community School. On March 2nd, the Monarch (Upper Elementary) class went to Asheville…

Mountain Sun Community School’s Chili Cook Off Benefits The Sharing House

By Kayla Leed | Brevard, NC Each year Mountain Sun Community School hosts a Chili Cook Off and dance party, but this year on Saturday, February 25th the cook off took a new spin when parent and Mountain Sun Board Chair Dilshad Posnock heard…

Community in the Owl Class

By Tina Leonard | Brevard, NC When considering the Owl Class, often the word community comes to mind. The children in their growing are not only learning about themselves as individuals but also about themselves as members of a community.…