Empowered Readers

Photo of Clear Stream Students Celebrating PARP
Photo of Students Reading
Clear Stream Avenue Elementary School students celebrated their love of reading during the school’s annual Pick A Reading Partner program from Jan. 23-Feb. 2. The program encourages students to read with a partner at home to strengthen reading and communication skills. 

With the school’s PARP theme, “Be Empowered,” the students were given a reading log to fill out each night with a family member. This helped them keep track of the books they read over the course of the weeks. Students were asked to find descriptive words that described their favorite characters in their books. The words were aligned with Valley Stream District 30’s social-emotional learning feeling words initiative. At the conclusion of the program, students handed in their logs to their teachers for a chance to win prizes from the Clear Stream PTA.