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
Welcome to Third Grade! We are busy, busy, busy!!
Fall is the perfect time to begin our Science Unit, “Investigating Weather & Climate”. We will investigate the phenomenon of weather, the weather cycle, climates in different regions of the world. Our weather unit will be followed by “Where are the Wolves?” where students will learn how bringing wolves back to Yellowstone National Park changed the park’s ecosystem. Students will learn about animal adaptations in this unit.
Social Studies will begin with a focus on Geography. Students will learn about maps, and where they are in the world. We will study the United States government and economic concepts to get our year started.
In ELA we will be using the McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders program, focusing on spelling, vocabulary, reading, writing, and various strategies to build strength in our comprehension and fluency as well as our writing skills.
Math will begin the year with properties of multiplication and division, followed by place value and problem-solving units of measure. Practice those math facts! 😊
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.
A note from Mrs. Laska, our religion teacher: I am so excited to be teaching Religion this year to our second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth graders. My main goal as a Catechist is to encourage students to live their faith and become active members of the Catholic Church.
Our third graders will be preparing for the Sacrament of Holy Communion this year. This is a wonderful milestone in their faith journey. Our first unit of study will focus on God calling us to faith. We will be learning about many of God’s people who were called to faith including Abraham, Ruth, David, St. Francis, St. Clare, and Mary.