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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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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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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…
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2019 Faces of Freedom

Kim Skeen | Brevard, NC The Faces of Freedom Art show is currently on display at the Transylvania Community Arts Council. This is the fifth year of the Art show and it is Mountain Sun Community School’s 5th year participating. The Faces…
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November Classroom Updates

Jennifer Stewart | Brevard, NC The Otter class is exploring the theme of autumn. They read a book by Jane Yolen about the change of the seasons. They spend outdoor time collecting colorful leaves, seeds, nuts, lichen, moss, and rocks. The kids…
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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…

October 2018 Class Updates

Jennifer Stewart | Brevard, NC For the International Day of Peace, all of the students made white paper flowers and performed songs of peace for special guests attending Elders Day. The students served snacks and drinks. The Elders were then…