Mrs. Sharon Fischer
St. Joseph Regional School teachers welcome and encourage communication regarding all aspects of a student's development.
Faculty Fast Facts
Why a Catholic Education Matters
Catholic education provides children with a safe and nourishing place to learn and grow. It prepares students academically and socially for a challenging world. Students in Catholic schools are viewed as children of God, and therefore loved.
I choose to work at St. Joseph Regional School to share my knowledge, faith and love of Christ with children. The parents and staff at St. Joseph Regional School make teaching a joy!
Subject Area/Grade and Related Education
B.S. St. Bonaventure
M.S. SUNY Brockport
Fourth Grade News
Grade 4 ELA - 1st Trimester News
Welcome! I am so happy to be your ELA teacher this year. We love reading in 4th grade. You will find hundreds of fiction and nonfiction books to choose from right in our own classroom! In addition to exciting novels and informative small books we will also read Scholastic News.
Several times a week we break into small reading groups to meet individual reading levels.
To sharpen their writing skills 4th graders will practice their cursive writing, word skills with weekly spelling and vocabulary lists and grammar practice.
Grade 4 Science - 1st Trimester News
Weclome! We begin 4th grade science with the unit “Earth’s Process in NYS”. Students will create models of rock formations and fossils in rock layers. They will also find evidence of weathering and erosion in NYS. Students will provide evidence to prove whether or not a volcano eruption is possible in NYS. Lastly they will study the impacts of natural Earth’s processes on humans and develop solutions to help in the case of natural disasters.
Grade 6 Science - 1st Trimester News from Mrs. Fischer
Welcome back! In the first trimester we will be studying populations and communities in ecosystems. Through modeling and real life examples students will find evidence of the effects of limiting factors in ecosystems on organisms and their populations. They will also develop models to describe the cycling of food energy, carbon and nitrates as it moves through an ecosystem. Throughout the school year the 6th graders will participate in the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience or MWEE. In this grant funded program students will discover the importance of conservation of our local watershed.
Grade 5 Science - 1st Trimester News from Mrs. Fischer
Welcome back! The first trimester unit in 5th grade is called “Deer Deer Everywhere”. As they study ecosystems they will collect information about the effects of the overpopulation of deer in our local ecosystems. They will discover the interaction of the different components of a deer ecosystem. We will go on a macroinvertebrate hunt and create a living mini ecosystem called an “ecocolumn”. Great news! The 5th graders have been invited to participate in the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience. This grant funded program will take the students to local parks to learn of the importance of our water sources.
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 fourth, fifth, and sixth graders will be preparing to partake in our school liturgies for the first part of the school year. Our fourth grade will be studying ways in which God reveals himself to us through his son Jesus, the Scriptures, and His Holy Church. Fifth grade will be focusing on how we are called to worship God. In our first unit of study we will be learning about the Sacraments of Initiation, which include Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Finally, sixth grade will be learning about how God reveals his plan of love. This unit will focus on the importance of Scripture, Creation, and Sacred Tradition. All classes will spend time learning about the Saints and Holy Days throughout the year. I am looking forward to a great school year full of faith with the students.