Program report: After School Group

Editor’s note: This entry was written by Heather McBride, our ASG Director. To inquire about next year’s program, please visit the website and sign up for info!

Our first year of After School Group is coming to an end, so I wanted to share with you a little bit about what this past year has been like. There have been some ups and downs, but all around we definitely had fun. One of our coolest visual arts projects we made, was a stop motion video based off of a story we created as a group. The kids really loved seeing their work come to life on the screen, but we may have had a little too much fun adding in the sound effects. (You can watch the full video here.)

Another project that we are really proud of is our garden. We partnered with the community garden at the Holman field behind Germantown Mennonite Church. Right now we are growing tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini, peppers, broccoli, corn and basil. It was really difficult to narrow down our choices, so we just planted a little bit of everything. We have loved watching our garden grow, some of them from tiny seeds and others from pre-started plants. On our final Foodie Friday™ we are going to have a farm to table meal with the fruits of our garden. We will most likely have to wait for some of the plants to grow a little bit more, but luckily lots of our ASG kids are coming to Summer camp, so they can keep up with the garden.

This past year has been a lot of fun, we learned a lot, told tons of riddles, and ate so much food. We are so excited for all of the cool things we will get to make, learn about, and of course eat, at ASG next year.

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