Mrs. Kate Pezzimenti
St. Joseph Regional School teachers welcome and encourage communication with families regarding all aspects of a student's development.
Faculty Fast Facts
Why a Catholic Education Matters
Praying to God openly when times call for it is something that I saw my teachers doing and I hope to portray to my scholars that certain times call for prayer. St. Joseph Regional School provides scholars with a quality education that incorporates the love for Jesus into the fields of study. The faith of the scholars begins to flourish and grow when the spiritual aspect of the scholars are watered with Catholic Education. St. Joseph Regional School is a warm, welcoming community which allows scholars to feel comfortable which in turn allows scholars to learn.
Subject Area/Grade and Related Education
A.A.S. Finger Lakes Community College (Architecture Design & Drafting)
BS SUNY Geneseo (Early Childhood & Childhood Education)
MS Ed Canisius (Literacy)
Second Grade News
I am excited to start the school year with a classroom full of new students. Flexible seating and community supplies that were once plentiful in my classroom will now be reworked to comply with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
Although this is my first year teaching second grade at St. Joseph Regional School, I have prior experience teaching second grade. Students will be learning many things through a strategy called, “Whole Brain Teaching”. This strategy gets students up and moving and incorporates gestures that are associated with different topics and keywords. Whole Brain Teaching has proven to be successful not only when I taught fifth grade, but also when I taught second grade previously.
Students will continue to go on adventures through the SuperKids curriculum for English Language Arts. In Math we will be focusing on adding and subtracting with the ultimate goal of being able to add and subtract with numbers within 1,000.Time, money, using data, and fractions will all be introduced as well as the foundations of multiplication and division.
The units in Social Studies will introduce students to the importance of their community, their state, and their country. Topics such as active citizenship, geography of communities, and changes and interdependence between different communities will all be addressed. Interdependence in ecosystems, Earth’s features, and matter will be focused on in science. In Religion, we will focus on preparing for the sacrament of reconciliation. Students will do this through learning how God gives us life and love, how Jesus calls us to give ourselves in love, remembering that Jesus gave us the gift of peace and the gift of himself.
I am eager to get back into the classroom to meet and enjoy my new class. I can’t wait to see you!
As always, feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns.