Program Highlights

Community Science Partners

Discovery Academy is collaborating with its community partners - the Connecticut Science Center, the Children's Science Museum and the Roaring Brook Nature Center - to develop a hands-on, inquiry-based and developmentally appropriate STEM curriculum. These organizations support high quality science experiences and offer teaching training programs on integrating science into the curriculum. Discovery Academy students experience field studies at these locations and outreach programs that bring these museum offerings into our classrooms. Discovery Academy keeps families notified of our partner's offerings and how families can take advantage of their programs and exhibits on their own.

Readers' Workshop

Readers' Workshop is a teaching method designed to help students become effective and efficient readers. It is a 90-minute instructional session comprised of a Mini-Lesson given by the teacher, Independent Reading, Guided Reading, Literacy Work Stations, Individual Conferencing, Read Alouds, Shared Readings, Book Clubs, Group Share, and Response to Literature. Readers' Workshop helps to foster a love of reading and gives students chances to practice reading strategies independently and with guidance.

Writers' Workshop

Writers' Workshop is a creative writing time that teaches students to become writers in a risk-free environment. The main components of the Writers' Workshop include a Mini-lesson, Conferencing (while students write, one-on-one or small group) and Sharing. The workshop setting encourages students to think of themselves as writers, and to take their writing seriously.