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Seasons Greetings

Janna Carlson | Brevard, NC I sip my bright green spinach smoothie while waiting for my cinnamon oatmeal muffins to cool. A normal Saturday morning in the Carlson household. As the end of the year quickly approaches I find myself, like many…
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Practicing Gratitude with Community

Brevard, NC | Kayla C. Leed 'Tis the season for traditions! At Mountain Sun Community School there are many ways these traditions are celebrated, both in school and in the homes of our students. “Belong” is one of the five keywords rooting…
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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…

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…
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Compassionate Community

Brigid Fox | Brevard, NC "Many things are true at once," is something I keep hearing. I was speaking to a friend last night and reflecting on how, for our kiddos, that can feel a little confusing. In the Acorn class, we do our morning check-ins…
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January 2019 Classroom Updates

Jennifer Stewart | Brevard, NC The Owls and Otters are moving into their studies of Asia. The teachers have decided that both classes will first study China and then move on to Thailand. This week they will have a guest speaker, Kert Peterson,…
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December Classroom Updates

Jennifer Stewart | Brevard, NC Otter and Owl: The two younger classes have had parent and teacher conferences. Both classes are taking opportunities to go out and about with trips to the Library, Care Partners, and Pisgah Center for Wildlife…
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Habits

Janna Barton | Brevard, NC During the Thanksgiving break I took some time to rethink actions I have taken, conversations I have had with others and myself, and reminded myself I can only control my actions not others’. This was all helped…
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Actitud De Gratitud

Clare Desmelik | Brevard, NC Every day I drive into our beautiful school campus, I can’t help but feel grateful. I get to work with amazing children and colleagues and I get to teach and share two of my passions: Yoga AND Spanish! This…
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Storytelling

Brigid Fox | Brevard, NC  When I think back to my childhood and some of the stories I heard from my parents, I smile at the images that come to my mind. My favorite was one that my father told often about cooties and the spoon that found…