Schoolwide Enrichment Opportunities
K-8 enrichment needs are met through a flexible schedule of grade-level and schoolwide activities that complement the district's curriculum and increase students' levels of creative productivity.
Any or all of the following opportunities may be offered
during the school year and at varying grade levels.
If you love Trivia Pursuit, Jeopardy, or any other type of brain bowl activity, then this enrichment is for you! Teams of students compete in a county tournament testing their knowledge of retention of facts.
The overarching goal of the Decision Making Unit is to provide students with the principles, concepts, and methodologies required to make informed decisions for successful outcomes. As a result of study in this integrated unit, students will understand that there is a complex process involved in formulating choices, there are alternate paths that lead to the desired outcome, and that decisions are revisited due to information/change in circumstances which affected the predicted outcome.
Essex Tech Day
Challenges galore! Students participate in an Essex County technology forum at Livingston Community Center. Once there, they are placed on Tech Teams. These teams are given a Technology Learning Activity (TLA) to solve. The groups are provided with specific tools to use and expected to collectively devise a working model, adhering to all specified requirements. At the conclusion of the session, each team is directed to display their models and demonstrate their solution to the TLA.
Students are given the opportunity to participate in various facets of public speaking including interpretive reading, oratorical declamation, original oratory, and impromptu. This is a pullout program and coaching sessions are held during the school day. In-district and regional tournaments are held so children may present their pieces.
This is a national and international academic competition. Teams compete against each other by taking the Knowledge Master Open, a curriculum-based contest from a CD-ROM, so they are able to compete at their own individual schools.
Law Fair/Law Adventure
The purpose of this enrichment is to stimulate and encourage the students to develop a greater understanding and appreciation of the American legal system. Basic legal terminology, along with the roles of the various people in the courtroom, is learned. The students are given the opportunity to create an original case for submission into the New Jersey Law Fair Competition.
The philosophical method is one of reasoned inquiry and logical analysis. Students work in groups with a teacher facilitator to examine knowledge, realize association and practice focused inquiry in a community. Based on the principles of the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children (P4C), students learn that most of the questions they ask can be dealt with in a reliable fashion by seeing them as occasions for philosophical inquiry.
Stock Market Game
Do you want to be a broker or a trader? Is it a bull or bear market? Students learn what a stock is, how to read the financial pages, from whom and how to buy a stock, and how to pick a stock. They create a portfolio and track their choices. Students compete in an online game to see if they made wise investments.
Students in grades seven and eight are taught to take chess to a different level. This is a fast paced game played with traditional pieces, but engages four students at once. School tournaments are held bi-annually, with the top scores earning students a place on a county tournament team.
Last Modified on May 7, 2013