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CHALLENGE AND DISCOVERY
 

 

The Challenge and Discovery Program is an enrichment program designed
to provide students with a positive educational experience.  It models and
instills a love of learning and discovery, and nurtures
self-confidence and self esteem.

Structure of the Program
Students attend Challenge and Discovery one day per week in the students’ home school and are taught by the school’s highly qualified Gifted and Talented teachers. Students are grouped by grade level and are exposed to problem-based learning activities throughout the course of their day.  Upon entering school, students report to their home classroom in the morning for attendance and return before the end of the day for dismissal.  Children who have Physical Education on their assigned day of Challenge & Discovery will attend and then return to the Challenge & Discovery room.  All students are responsible for concepts missed in the regular classroom while they are at Challenge and Discovery.
Selection Process

Students who have outstanding scores on the Test of Cognitive Abilities, achievement tests, and consistently perform at the highest standards in their classroom may be selected to participate in the program.
 

 

Challenge & Discovery Mission

  • Enrichment is necessary because children differ.  Our Challenge & Discovery program exists so that academically gifted children can experience the enriched, accelerated education they need to reach their potential.

  • Our enriched educational environment is designed to develop critical thinking skills.

  • Our program is committed to developing leadership skills, personal responsibility and task commitment with a focus on independent learning.

  • The professional staff of the Challenge & Discovery program is committed to sharing their expertise with the larger community for the educational enrichment of all children.

 

Overview of the program
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3rd Grade

• Mock Caldecott Committee
• Ancient Cultures
• Math in the Real World
• Investigating Artifacts
• Bubble Festival

4th Grade

• Gulliver’s World
• DNA
• Reader’s Theatre
• Five Kingdoms

5th Grade

• Environmental Detectives
• Constitution Works
Polyhedraville
• Shakespeare
• Learning About Learning

 

 Challenge & Discovery Teachers:

Mrs. Ryback  Burr
nryback@commack.k12.ny.us

 

Mrs. Bernstein  Sawmill
lbernstein@commack.k12.ny.us

 

 

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