Mrs. Belen's First Grade Class



  Welcome to FIRST grade!  My name is Mrs. Belen and I am going to be your child’s first grade teacher this year!  I am so excited that your child is going to be in my class!

     First grade is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning.  For the 2023-2024 school year we will continue full in-person learning.  I am looking forward to a very challenging, exciting and productive year. These past few years have been very challenging.  I know that we will prevail with drive and determination. 

     I will strive to make each day fun and enriching while the students acquire new skills that will enhance their learning. However, I need your help in making this year a truly successful year!  I believe that you and I are a team working together to help your child develop emotionally and academically.  You are the most important person in your child’s life and you are also a teacher in your child’s life.  I know if we work together and communicate, your child will have a very successful year! Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have during the year;     


 email [email protected]


I can also be reached at (201)295-2880.


My Google Classroom Code is :     




Mrs. Belen


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Supply List for academic year 2023-2024

Dear Parents/Guardians

Welcome to First Grade at Horace Mann School! I hope you had a wonderful summer. I am confident that this school year will be exciting and successful. As the school year begins, your child will need to have 

the following supplies:

  • 3 Marble Composition Notebooks (different colors)
  • 1 Pack of 24 Crayons
  • 3 Boxes of #2 Pencils
  • 2 Block Erasers
  • 1 Child Scissors 
  • 6 Elmer's Jumbo Glue Sticks
  • 1 Box of Expo Markers
  • 1 Soft Supply Bag (enough to fit all supplies)
  • 2 Pocket Plastic Folders
  • 1 Hand Sanitizer
  • Headphones

Classroom Donations

  • 1 Paper Towel Roll
  • 2 Containers of Antibacterial Cleaning Wipes (Lysol)
  • 1 Box of Ziploc Bags (quart/gallon)
  • 2 Boxes of Tissues
  • 1 bottle of hand soap
  • 1 ream of printer paper

Please mark student's name on all supplies

*Some Supplies will need to be replenished 

throughout the school year!*