Every morning at PS 148 in East Elmhurst, Queens, teacher Monique Bertolotti greets her 27 third graders, who speak English as a second language, with a reading exercise, reports the Huffington Post. Classes began on Sept. 13, but because of the volume of students in her class, it was only Wednesday — three weeks later — that Bertolotti got to sit down with two new Colombian students, Nicole and Amy, to help them acclimate…

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