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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…
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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…

Homesick

Janna Barton Carlson | Brevard, NC Homesick. The first thought that pops in my head is the traditional meaning. When I was young I often stayed over at a good friend’s house. My best friend lived for 35 minutes from my house. This of course…
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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…

Holiday Celebrations

Becky Langerman | Brevard, NC This time of year we recognize the many holidays that are celebrated in our country and around the world. While there are cultural sensitivities around saying, “Merry Christmas,” or “Happy Holidays,”…
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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…