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
I'm so excited to welcome our kindergarten family to our school. I am looking forward to helping each of my students to grow socially, academically, and emotionally.
We will start the year working on getting to know each other, developing classroom routines, establishing classroom rules and how to take good care of each other each day.
We start our day with some choice time to "wake up" our muscles. We begin our school day as a whole school family with prayers.
During Mass we will be watching for and identifying some of the holy objects found in the church. We will be working on learning the meaning of the prayers for Grace and the Glory Be.
Some of our beginning curriculum will include learning about the Superkids: Cass, Oswald, Alfalfa, and Doc during reading lessons. We will also learn about Golly the dog and Coconut the cat. We will begin using sight words beginning the week of September 19th. We will also learn how to write the beginning sound of each of their names with correct form. As we grow, we will work on letter recognition and the sounds they make.
We will be working on the parts of the calendar, sorting, classifying objects, counting by ones, and three dimensional objects/solids in the beginning weeks.
During Social Studies we will discuss families, citizenship, friendships and develop classroom rules.
We will enjoy hands on lessons about science and creation.
The children will also participate in Art, Music, Technology, Maker Space and Library.