Summer school at farmers market

WYOMING, Mich. — Summer school is in session at the farmers market in Wyoming this year, where students practice math by making change and develop social skills by waiting on customers, according to The Grand Rapids Press.

Students from nine summer school sites in four area public school districts are taking turns staffing the booth each week at the Metro Health market, selling a variety of handcrafted items and foods, The Press reported.

It's the first time some students have ever visited a farm market, Courtney Stevens, a program coordinator, told The Press.

Nine-year-old Luis Suarez told The Press that the 25-cent magnets were big sellers, "because they're beautiful and shiny."

The Grand Rapids Press, "Farmers market summer school teaches Wyoming students math, marketing, social skills," Aug. 2, 2010

Michigan Education Digest, "Eating veggies in Taylor," May 16, 2009