Mrs. Mary Case
St. Joseph School teachers welcome and encourage communication with families regarding all aspects of a student's development.
Faculty Fast Facts
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 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 School Advisor/Coordinator
Kiwanis Kids Club
Local Community Involvement
St. Joseph School Landscaping
Our kindergarten family has been working very hard to recognize each other as they greet each other during our morning meeting. When they greet each other they have to ask their partner a question and then listen and answer a question from their partner. This process has helped to build a caring and respectful community.
During the next few months we will be listening to and learning about stories from the Bible, participating in prayer and Mass, learning about Creation, families, and applying the fruits of the spirit into our day. Our daily phonics lessons emphasize letter recognition and sounds through songs and visual support using our Superkids reading series. I will be utilizing small group centers to reinforce reading and math skills during the rest of the school year. Our math lessons include recognizing, naming, and writing one digit numbers, counting by ones and tens, sets, graphing, number bonds to nine and introducing and utilizing ten frames to solve math equations. Our science lessons include: observing and comparing earthworms to humans, composting, fall weather, apples, and birds. During our Social Studies lessons we will be discussing and learning about Columbus, Native Americans, Thanksgiving, Pilgrims, families, and applying classroom rules. During Language Arts the children will progress from dictating their ideas for me to model and write to writing initial sounds to represent their ideas.