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Fourth-graders Samy, left, and Diego give tours of (Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Fourth-graders Samy, left, and Diego give tours of famous New York buildings at the School for Language and Communication Development in Glen Cove. On Friday, students ranging from preschool to sixth grade decorated their classrooms to emulate the look and feel of New York City as a learning exercise in social studies and communication skills. (Aug. 3, 2012)

Special-needs students get a taste of NYC

The faculty and staff of the School for Language and Communication Development brought the big city directly to their students. With a little bit of imagination and a lot of creativity, students re-created famous New York landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and Yankee Stadium in their classrooms.

A teacher shows a student a book about
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

A teacher shows a student a book about dinosaurs in the Museum of Natural History classroom at the School for Language and Communication Development in Glen Cove. On Friday, students ranging from preschool to sixth grade decorated their classrooms to emulate the look and feel of New York City as a learning exercise in social studies and communication skills. (Aug. 3, 2012)

Students run a toy booth at the re-created
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Students run a toy booth at the re-created FAO Schwarz at the School for Language and Communication Development in Glen Cove. On Friday, students ranging from preschool to sixth grade decorated their classrooms to emulate the look and feel of New York City as a learning exercise in social studies and communication skills. (Aug. 3, 2012)

Fourth-graders Samy, left, and Diego give tours of
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Fourth-graders Samy, left, and Diego give tours of famous New York buildings at the School for Language and Communication Development in Glen Cove. On Friday, students ranging from preschool to sixth grade decorated their classrooms to emulate the look and feel of New York City as a learning exercise in social studies and communication skills. (Aug. 3, 2012)

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Students learn how to make bagels at the
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Students learn how to make bagels at the School for Language and Communication Development in Glen Cove. On Friday, students ranging from preschool to sixth grade decorated their classrooms to emulate the look and feel of New York City as a learning exercise in social studies and communication skills. (Aug. 3, 2012)

Students run a pretzel stand inside the school
(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Students run a pretzel stand inside the school gym at the School for Language and Communication Development in Glen Cove. On Friday, students ranging from preschool to sixth grade decorated their classrooms to emulate the look and feel of New York City as a learning exercise in social studies and communication skills. (Aug. 3, 2012)

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