Welcome to Brooke Elementary! My name is Sam DeSanto. and I have been teaching for 23 years, 18 years of which have been at Brooke Elementary.
The Life Skills program focuses on getting our students ready for middle school and eventually life after school. We have a Community Based Instruction program that teaches skills in transportation, money management, recreation and social integration in the natural settings of the community. These skills are beneficial for students to maintain employment and achieve independence after graduating from the school district. At the beginning of each month I will be sending home in the student folder a notice of every community trip our students will be attending along with the method of transportation.
We also teach PreVocation, to expose the students to a variety of jobs skills they can build upon when they go on to middle school, and to exposed them to various opportunities when deciding which career they would prefer after graduation.
We also have a strong emphasizes on Reading and Communication, Functional Math, Social Studies and Science. We strive for inclusion with the other students whenever possible to help with socialization, model behavior from peers and access to the general curriculum.