Mrs. Mary Case
St. Joseph School teachers welcome and encourage communication with families regarding all aspects of a student's development.
Why a Catholic Education Matters
As I continue to grow in my own faith, I find it very powerful to hear first graders understand and experience how their prayers impact them and others. It is also amazing to hear them pray for others around the world and to show compassion for others who are suffering on a personal and global level.
I had been looking for a full-time teaching position when my father told me about the ad at St. Joseph School. He graduated from St. Joseph School and was a life long member of St. Joseph Church. I applied the next day, was interviewed and offered the position. That December my Dad died, but his love and lessons about Jesus Christ continue to guide me on this journey. I appreciate and treasure my job as I know how important God's mission is to our world. I've had many experiences through my family and the children at St. Joseph Regional School which confirm in my mind and spirit that this is where God wants me to continue this mission.
Subject Area/Grade and Related Education
A.S. Genesee Community College
B.S. SUNY Geneseo
St. Joseph Regional School Advisor/Coordinator
Kiwanis Kids Club
Local Community Involvement
St. Joseph Regional School Landscaping
Welcome to our kindergarten family. We start the year getting to know each other, develop morning and afternoon routines, and establish classroom rules.
Academically we begin the year with our Superkids Reading Program. Our first few characters are: Cass, Oswald, Golly and Doc. We will work on several skills including: upper and lower case letter identification, letter sound relationships, blending and decoding, and sight word recognition. The children will also participate in listening activities to build their skills.
We learn how to participate in morning prayers and learn how to say prayers. We will learn about the stories in the Bible starting with Creation.
During our math lessons we learn about calendar concepts including: patterns,number recognition, the days of the week and months of the year. We will also practice counting by ones and identify shapes and solids.
Our writing lessons include: writing letters with correct form and transferring their ideas from writing strips to their illustrations.
Our Social Studies lessons include: building relationships and sharing about our families. We will also discuss and learn strategies for problem solving and how to manage our feelings.
Our Science lessons focus on several concepts including: weather, animals, plants, and seasons.
We also participate in STREAM projects.
Finally, the children enjoy participating in Art, Physical Education, Maker Space, Technology and visiting the Richmond Library.