Malverne School District is hosting its first annual Camp Read-A-Lot for select 5th through 6th grade students in the district. This pilot summer program is designed to keep students connected to good books and reinforce reading strategies that will guarantee their success as they move forward in their education. The program is run by three elementary teachers – Donna Classie, Amanda Correia and Marguerite Robles – and 10 high school mentors who have been trained in the literacy techniques.
Camp Read-A-Lot is designed to incorporate music and fine arts and integrate technology, such as the use of Smart Boards. Local walking trips to enhance the camp reading and writing projects are also planned for the summer. These include visits to the library, Center for Science Teaching and Learning at Tanglewood Preserve, and local banks and post offices, all of which will relate to the planned readings. Camp songs, team sports and reader’s theater will also be a part of this new and innovative summer camp curriculum. Camp is scheduled to run every two weeks, with a one-week break in between sessions, throughout the summer.