By Sarah Read
Residents at Metron of Greenville have been greeted monthly by local homeschool students as part of a new program started by Greenville Michigan Inclusive Connection for Home Learners, called, “Mondays at Metron”.
Elementary-age children from G-MICH, have attended craft time with the elderly residents of Metron for two months now and plan to continue through the school year. “It gives [the residents] some variety, we’re always looking for different things to do,” shared Jeanine, one of Metron’s Activity Room coordinators.
In October, students and residents made paper-bag scarecrow puppets and for November they mixed and shaped a bird food cake recipe together. In December they plan to make Christmas ornaments. “I’m really excited to be a part of the Mondays at Metron program,” shared homeschool mom, Marya Jones. “My hope is that by spending time and sharing experiences together with the residents, our kids will not only learn to be more comfortable with people of different ages and health conditions, but form meaningful relationships as well.”
Greenville Michigan Inclusive Connection for Home Learners is a support group offering connection for families who value home education. Along with various community service activities, they hold weekly cooperative classes for shared learning, monthly field trips, pizza parties, clubs, mom times and other social events. Members consist of families in Greenville, Stanton, Ionia, Cedar Springs, Howard City, Rockford, and surrounding areas. For more information, visit www.greenvillemichiganhomeschoolers.webs.com.