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
BA in History Education and Archaeology: SUNY Brockport
MA in American History: SUNY Brockport
MS in Special Education: Western Governors University
Sixth Grade News
Welcome to Sixth grade at St. Joe's!
My name is Mr. Fisher. In addition to being the 6th grade homeroom teacher I will be teaching 4th, 5th and 6th grade Social Studies as well as 6th grade English Language Arts.
All of my students, regardless of grade level, will become accomplished navigators based on the lessons in map skills that I will offer. 4th grade will be focusing on the European explorers and the lives and experiences of the early American settlers. 5th grade will branch out this year and study the people and governments of the regions in the Western Hemisphere. 6th grade will concentrate on the development of civilizations in the Eastern Hemisphere beginning with Paleolithic and Neolithic man.
The novels in 6th grade Language Arts will be closely connected to our Social Studies lessons. We are beginning the year with a very entertaining novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. I know you will enjoy this book and we will travel this road of Greek gods and monsters together.
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.