Room 97 – Lewis Odige

Dear Students and Families,

Welcome to Classroom 97!

This year I am looking forward to working with you and your child as we teach them to achieve their full potential. Our classroom’s overall goal is to have students reach Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals and objectives to the highest level of independence.

The classroom curriculum utilizes weekly themes and monthly units that focus on academics and functional life skills. The daily schedule is divided into half-hour periods. During this time, students have individual work sessions, group activities, and special subjects such as Art, Music, Health, and Physical Education.  During individual work sessions, students work on goals and objectives taken from their IEP. This year, we are very excited about going out to the community once a week. Community-Based Instruction (CBI) locations will include Stop and Shop, Target and local restaurants.

I look forward to working with you and collaborating on the best ways to practice and generalize the lessons learned in our classroom.   Maintaining open lines of communication is key to student success.  We can communicate through the Home-School Communicator book, email and/or phone calls.  Please be sure to let me know your preference in order for us to best share information.

If you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to visit our classroom, schedule a conference, or volunteer to help out, you can contact me at 973-542-0742 Ext 197. The best times to reach me are 8:00-8:30am or 2:45-3:00pm.

Once again, welcome to Room 97. Let’s work together to make it a great year!


Lewis Odige