A model-building class has been offered at PTAffiliates summer school for more than 40 years in San Marino. Many of the previous students have gone on to such professions as engineering, dentistry, medicine and sciences. Building models improves reading comprehension, the ability to complete sequential activities, promotes patience and builds confidence in young students. Modelers provide their own kits and materials available at local stores. Most students succeed well with Level 2-3 kits with some graduating to Level 4. Most kits are automobiles, airplanes, ships or anatomical models. Some students even build working models, such as flying rockets. For more information, visit smsummer.us.