Ms. Deb Dumuhosky
St. Joseph Regional School teachers welcome and encourage communication with families regarding all aspects of a student's development.
Subject Area/Grade and Related Education
B.S. Childhood Education from Buffalo State College
M.S. Childhood Literacy from the College at Brockport
Why a Catholic Education Matters
Catholic Education Matters because it provides children with a strong religious foundation. St. Joseph Regional School not only meets both academic and spiritual needs for our children but also provides them with a sense of family and community.
Third Grade News
Third Grade is so exciting!
In Science we’re about why there are no wolves in New York State in our unit, “Where are the Wolves?”, how this can affect our ecosystem, and should wolves be brought back to the Adirondacks? The remainder of the year will be followed with a unit on “Invisible Forces” where we will learn about
balanced and unbalanced forces, cause and effect relationships of electric and magnetic interactions. The forces used in a Rube Goldberg machine is the anchoring phenomenon of this unit. Our final unit of the year will be, “Generation of Butterflies” where we will explore the phenomenon of monarch migration to Mexico. The main topic of this unit is life cycles and students will watch painted lady butterflies go through their life cycle. Exciting science!
In ELA we will continue using the McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders program, focusing on spelling, vocabulary, reading, writing, and various strategies to build strength in our comprehension and fluency. We will continue to build our paragraph writing skills, structuring and organizing our paragraphs focusing on topic sentences, supporting details, and a concluding sentence.
Math will continue with multiplication and division skills, so keep practicing those facts! This will be followed by learning about area, fractions (one of my personal favorites), and data. All of which those facts come in handy to know, so keep practicing!
In Social Studies we are continuing to learn about the United States. As the year progresses, we will also learn about Brazil, China, Kenya, and will close out the year learning about how we can make a difference in the world that we live in.
Religion – The focus of this year’s religion is faith, belief, and trust in a God who knows us, loves us, and calls us by name. We will become familiar with the mysteries of faith that we profess in the Apostle’s Creed. We will study events from both the Old and the New Testaments of the Bible to help us learn of God’s love for His People and the truths of our faith. Your child will be bringing home activities to do as a family to help your child and your family grow in our Faith. Also, any child in the class who is baptized Catholic and has made their First Reconciliation will be making their First Holy Communion at their home parish this year.