Fifth and sixth grade students at Pear Tree Point School participate in literacy projects for their grade-level community service.  This year, they teamed up with Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk and hosted a literacy party for the museum’s ELLI Lab School. The ELLI Lab School uses an interdisciplinary approach to early childhood education to improve school readiness and close the achievement gap for children 3 to 5 years old.

The fifth and sixth graders brought several of their favorite early reader books to share, then gave the preschoolers a new copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle for their home libraries.  Following the book share students helped with a caterpillar craft project and served refreshments.  At Pear Tree Point School service opportunities are hands-on and personalized at each grade level.  This is the fourth year the students have devoted a Friday afternoon to a literacy project.