Mrs. Anne Marie Starowitz
St. Joseph School teachers welcome and encourage communication with families regarding all aspects of a student's development.
Faculty Fast Facts
MS in Education Buffalo State College
Coordinator First Reconciliation
Board Member Holland Purchase Historical Society
Second Grade News
Second grade students welcomed the New Year with many new and exciting planned adventures.
Students are engaging in the New York State Math curriculum. Eureka Math helps students to understand mathematics and connect it to the real word. It is important for the children to understand why a mathematical process works.
This quarter in science the students are learning about the physical world, beginning with living and non-living things with an explanation of matter. The properties of matter help to provide a lead into geology and characteristics of rocks. From here the lessons progress into how things move (force, gravity, friction, and work), which leads right into simple machines.
The children will be participating in a classroom production called We Are the Dream: The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The essays the children wrote before Christmas have given them an excellent historical background for this play. The children’s essays are in a display in Albany at the Empire State Plaza.
It looks like the Charlotte’s Web characters have come out of the barn to meet the children. This book will become the children’s newest, best friend. They will not only read this favorite book, they will also be integrating art and writing responses into the work.
What I find so rewarding is to be able to create a Catholic atmosphere in the classroom that promotes kindness, forgiveness and most of all love for Our Lord. The children will be preparing for the first Penance which will take place in March. In third grade the children will make their First Holy Communion.
I am so blessed to be on the faculty of St. Joseph School.