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September 2019 Class Updates

Jennifer Stewart | Brevard, NC Many of the early days in the Owl and Otter classes are about getting those school routines down pat. Consistent repetition of routine has allowed the classes to have their first full morning work periods, staying…
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MacKenzie Henry to Serve as Assistant Primary Teacher at Mountain Sun Community School

Kayla Leed | Brevard, NC Mountain Sun Community School is pleased to announce the hire of MacKenzie Henry as an assistant teacher of their Primary Class. The independent, non-profit educational institution is grateful to be able to flexibly…

Mountain Sun Works with Ellie Elzerman to Develop Curriculum

By Kayla C. Leed | Brevard, NC Mountain Sun Community School, located at the Brevard Music Center, has offered the children of this community an independent, inspired education for over a decade. For children ages 3 through middle school,…
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May 2019 Classroom Updates

Jennifer Stewart | Brevard, NC Congratulations Morgan, Daniel, & Ben Sprinkle on the adoption of their new son & brother, Boone! They are headed off to Thailand to pick him up and bring him home. He will be a student at MSCS next…
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What is Natural Play?

McNeill Mann | Brevard, NC “If you’ve ever climbed trees, rolled down hills, scrambled up rocks, made mud pies, dammed up water, hidden in grass, dug in sand, played in dirt, jumped in leaves, or had fun outside in other, similar ways,…
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Connecting the Class to the Stars

Janna Carlson | Brevard, NC This will be a walk through the wild and wonderful world of the Acorn classroom. We start on a Monday morning, it is cold so you are wearing your extra layers; a coat, mittens, that wool hat with a big ball on…

Choice

Nick Pearl | Brevard, NC Often we think that being a role model to children is showing a spectacular example of how a human is successful, confident, and driven. I disagree. In fact, the best instructors that I ever worked with in wilderness…
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April 2019 Classroom Updates

The Owls and Otters are deep into their studies of Thailand. The children have taken an imaginary flight to Thailand and are learning about the culture, art, food, and climate. Carol and Virginia Watkins (Sebastian's…
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Busy

Morgan Sprinkle | Brevard, NC I am busy, and I’ll bet you are too. I know that I’m busy because the running to-do list on my phone tells me so. Also, I know from the calendar on my refrigerator, the post-it note that lives beside…

Boundaries

Brigid Fox | Brevard, NC When working with the Acorn age group (6-9 years old), their need to find their boundaries is clear. They are, once again, newly awakening to the world around them. Yes, they have seen it and been a part of it for…