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
Welcome back! It’s going to be an amazing year in 4th grade!!
To start the year out on the right track we will jump right into reading. Some of September’s chapter book selections include Stone Fox and Because of Winn-Dixie. Fourth graders keep up to date on current events using their weekly subscription to the Scholastic News Magazine (which can also be accessed online or download the app).
Science is one of 4th grader’s favorite subjects. This quarter we start with exploring the characteristics of cells, learning how to use microscopes and investigating the characteristics of animals. The students will use live crayfish to examine invertebrates up close.
We will start our year with learning about the geography of New York State. They will discover the types of land and water found in New York and the different ways New Yorkers use their waterways. In math will review place value, rounding, addition and subtraction. Please be sure your child is studying the math facts from last year. All 4th graders should know addition and subtraction from 0-20 and multiplication facts from 0-12.
STREAM returns to St. Joseph School and the 4th graders will start the year with Chemistry in the Kitchen. We will explore density, chemical reactions and we will be cooking our own salt dough to create 3D models of New York State. Later in the month we will plan a meal, budget the money, shop the local farm market, prep and cook the meal. And that’s just the first five weeks of school!!
This quarter in Religion we learn from scripture the different ways Jesus described himself. We will also study the teachings of the Beatitudes and how to be a true disciple of Christ. As always we give thanks for His greatest gift to us, Jesus. God bless you and thank you for sending your child to St. Joseph School. It is my pleasure to be your child’s teacher this year.