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Early Morning Reading with PS 557


Early Morning Reading with PS 557

Come read with the students of PS 557. Help foster a love of literacy in young children. Show them that you do not have to move physically to go on an amazing other worldly adventure.

Volunteers are encouraged, but not required, to attend multiple sessions.

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At Brooklyn Gardens Elementary School, staffers encourage children to investigate and explore. A sense of curiosity and a willingness to ask questions are seen as a plus. The heart of the curriculum is social studies, science and the arts, with a special focus on gardening in a nearby park. Children engage in extended projects in which they plan, discuss, write, read, draw, and build. 100% of students receive free lunch.