Mrs. Sharon Fischer
St. Joseph 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 School to share my knowledge, faith and love of Christ with children. The parents and staff at St. Joseph School make teaching a joy!
Subject Area/Grade and Related Education
B.S. St. Bonaventure
M.S. SUNY Brockport
Fourth Grade News
In the second quarter of 4th grade we look forward to our Native American unit. The students will learn about native ways of life in New York, including such aspects as shelter, villages, and roles of men, women and children. They will learn how Native Americans continue their traditions today. The Native American Unit will be interdisciplinary: in ELA we will read and write about the Native American culture, in Science we will study the natural resources these early people used, in Physical Education we will play a traditional Iroquois game, and in Art we will recreate a Native American artifact. Lastly, in STREAM the students will be challenged to design a Native American home with limited resources.
We are deep into our multiplication and division module in math. The students will be able to do multi-digit multiplication and long division by the end of the second quarter. They have found great resources like iReady Math and GregTangMath.com to help master these concepts.
In Science we will complete our Botany Unit. The students discover that most plants can be either an angiosperm or gymnosperm by simply looking at its leaves (or needles). They will understand how the process of photosynthesis produces the food for the plant.
We will be baking Christmas ornaments for the residents of the nursing home. Our December visit will include gifts, caroling and of course bingo!
So many exciting things going on in Fourth Grade, but we always make time for prayer to thank God for his blessings and to prepare our hearts for Jesus’ coming at Christmas.