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Living in a Pandemic During the “Wonder Years”

With the onset of Covid-19 now over a year ago, everyone has been impacted one way or another. The pandemic has caused isolation, anxiety, fear, confusion and a major disruption of daily routines. As educators and parents, of course our focus…
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All The Tiny Furniture

It’s hard not to feel inspired walking into a Montessori classroom. They are, by nature, inviting and beautiful. Children move through the classroom with ease, choosing works from shelves, caring for their environment and working independently…
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Let's Grow Yoga

Our breath, our best friend, always with us, our life force.  Take a minute to notice the fluidity and subtlety of your breath right now, before reading any further.   Inhale a new, sweet breath of fresh air. Let it fill your…
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Why We Don’t Have School the Day After Spring Forward

Regardless of one’s opinions about Daylight Savings Time (DST) and whether it should or should not exist, it is coming. On Sunday, March 14th.  Brace yourself and set a reminder on your phone. We will all lose one hour in the day, and…
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Books to Explore and Celebrate Diversity with Children

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox This is a lovely story that helps us recognize and appreciate all of the ways we are the same and different from people all around the world. Our homes, food, and words may look and sound different, but on the…
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The Elders Teaching the Youngers

My plan was ingenious. We’ve had Dolly, our mixed-breed collie-ish dog, as part of our family for about five years. She is, objectively speaking, what one would call a good girl. She stays on the porch, piddles outside, doesn’t bother our…
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Let's Learn Outside

A thoughtful outdoor component is something that I seriously seek for my child’s education. Like many parents, I want my child to grow up with all of the tools he will need to navigate the ever-changing world, both as a self-sufficient person…
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Emotional Intelligence 101: Belong

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a big topic. I am just initially and gracefully entering this field of study, which makes me think of myself as taking a swan dive into the giant pool of EI.  As I will only be talking about the portion…
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Welcome New Staff Members!

Mountain Sun Community School welcomed four new staff members at the start of the 2020-2021 school year: Anne Nicoletti as Primary Lead Teacher and Kindergarten Teacher, Anna Heard as Primary Assistant Teacher, Sara Schmidt as Communications…
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Nurturing the Spirit of our Children

MacKenzie Henry | Brevard, NC “If education recognizes the intrinsic value of the child’s personality and provides an environment suited to spiritual growth, we have the revelation of an entirely new child, whose astonishing characteristics…