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
The children will continue to work on gaining independence during their morning and afternoon routines. They will begin working independently or with partners to complete math, ELA, and reading activities during centers. We are enjoying our study of the life cycle of butterflies. We look forward to seeing the caterpillars metamorphisize into butterflies in the coming days. The children will have the opportunity to hold a butterfly and watch them be released into God’s world using our outside science habitat.
During the next several months the children will continue to learn how to participate at Mass and learn new prayers.
The children will continue to build their reading skills with lessons that include: letter identification and sound, encoding and decoding, syllabication, rhyming, onset and rime, auditory discrimination, and phonemic awareness. Our lessons will focus on letters: o, g, a, d, s, l, i, t, h, f, and e. The children will continue to build their sight word base. I will also be utilizing a listening center to build listening, comprehension, and writing skills.
Writing lessons will include both the author and illustrator’s role in creating books and book pages. They will also dictate and transfer their ideas using complete sentences to respond to stories and articles that we have shared.
Our science and STREAM lessons will include creation.
Social studies lessons will include celebrating Grandparent’s Day, families, communities and transportation.
Our math lessons will begin with number recognition and writing, 1:1 correspondence and then expand into: counting by ones and tens, place value, apply RDW to solve word problems.