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Literacy and Crafts at PS 557 (Shift 1)


Literacy and Crafts at PS 557 (Shift 1)

Help make reading a fun experience for the students of PS 557: Brooklyn Gardens. Read with the students during their lunch break so that they can go on a mental adventure.

Then help them create a work of art based on the stories that they have read. Each masterpiece is a priceless memory and a lesson learned.

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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.