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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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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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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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Transylvania Vocational Services and Mountain Sun Students Team Up with Books

By Kayla C. Leed | Brevard, NC Transylvania Vocational Services (TVS) and Mountain Sun Community School have teamed up to create a Reading Buddy program that allows first through third graders (Acorns) to connect with TVS clients through…
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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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Parental Personal Time

Brigid Fox | Brevard, NC This morning, we were discussing our health and how we can care for our bodies to promote our wellness. The children all had wonderful suggestions and comments. I shared with them the basic expectations of hand washing…
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Circle Time

By Janna Carlson | Brevard, NC Here at Mountain Sun Community School, we like to make circles. This shape is inclusive and lets you see those around you. We are a community made up of all kinds of people with different experiences and ideas.…
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A Word for the Real

Brigid Fox | Brevard, NC Several years ago, I was visiting a friend who was getting her Ph.D. in counseling at a large state university.  Part of her commitment included working with the student services counseling program.  She was telling…
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A Place at MSCS

By Janna Carlson | Brevard, NC This was my first year with Mountain Sun Community School and I was turned loose in a world full of discovery, exploration, creativity, belonging, and inspiration. I can’t describe this place without these…

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…