Welcome to Mrs. Dana's Class

    The LLD (Learning and Language Disabled) classroomexperience at Belmar Elementary helps students in grades K-8 grow academically,socially and emotionally. The teachers fit the program for the student rather than fit the student into the program. Students apply what they learn inside the classroom to real world experiences. The teachers meet the individual needs of each student and provide the best education possible. The classroom climate is warm and inviting for all students. The students are always engaged in meaningful hands-on- learning experiences that explore different concepts throughout the curriculum. The teachers facilitate cooperative learning experiences that provide opportunities for growth.

    The classroom goals include promoting positive citizenship behavior, mastery of basic skills, exploring interpersonal relationships,building upon emotional and physical well being as well as implementing moral and ethical characteristics. The teachers always differentiate instruction,keep students actively engaged and provide unconditional positive reinforcement. The LLD classroom experience at Belmar Elementary prepares students for high school, vocational opportunities, and the real world.

        I am very exicited to start the new school year with an awesome group of students!   We will be very busy this year enjoying many rewarding accomplishments in phonics, reading, spelling, math, socialization, and science!  Every day we will be working on new skills while practicing previously mastered material.  We will be doing this through multiple engaging hands on activities and centers!
    I believe in fair and consistent discipline that teaches students to be responsible for their actions.  At school, I try to create a safe environment where courtesy and kindness prevail and where there is respect for differences in other people, customs and cultures.
    1.  Raise your hand when you need to ask or tell something.
    2.  Listen and follow directions.
    3.  Keep hands and feet to oneself.
    4.  Show respect to teachers and peers.
    5.  Work and play safely.
    6.  Eat breakfast before school.
    7.  Come to school prepared with homework assignments.
    8.  Walk in classrooms and hallways.
    9.  Take your time when completing tasks.
    10. Never say "I can't".
    11. Always try the best you can.
    1.  Students gestural/visual prompt
    2.  Student verbal reminder
    3.  Student "clips down"
    4.  Student is given time to regroup
    5.  Student "clips down"
    6.  Parental Contact
    The students will have assignments in their spelling/word work notebooks on Monday - Thursday.  Action 100 reading of 2 steps (15 minutes. per step) is required daily.  I will also give occasional assignments in math which will be found in their "CAMP folder".  Homework reinforces classroom lessons.  It is critical that students receive guidance during completion of homework assignments and/or someone to look over assignments after completed.  
    ***Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns regarding your child.  I believe that communication among parents, students and teachers is critical in assuring student success!
    Mrs. Dana
    732 681-2388  ex. 1109