On Monday, August 20th the Manton Education Council started their afterschool program. The program, CLUB MEC, can be utilized by all the children of Manton, toddlers, preschoolers, homeschoolers and public school kids of Manton.
We received a grant from Rolling Hills Foundation to help keep education local. With the increased push by BIG EDUCATION, to save money at the expense of our children's quality of life, the people of Manton Education Council are dedicated to keeping education and our children local.
Club MEC is a club that meets twice a week and is filled with activity. Our first meeting was Monday, August 20th. We went on a nature scavenger hunt and then paired up and put our collection into scientific categories. Then, once we had our boards done, the children gathered around each teams work and the teammates spoke about how they came to organize their charts. The children offered excellent feedback.
The children dined on organic peaches & cream. The little children played with play silks, puzzles, building blocks, paints and the older children met to start developing the Manton Apple student run newsletter. They decided the Manton Apple will be published every other month and will include categories such as History Corner, Nature Notes, Interviews with Locals, Animal Insight, and Current Events.
The children thrived in a free-form education setting, excited to look into topics, engaged when discussing water-ways with Mr. Matt.
We are honored and thrilled to offer this program to our community's children.
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