Mrs. Alicia Palmer
St. Joseph Regional School teachers welcome and encourage communication with families regarding all aspects of a student's development.
Faculty Fast Facts
B.S. in English Education at Buffalo State College
M.S.Ed. in Exceptional Education at Buffalo State College
Why a Catholic Education Matters
There is more to education than academics, which is to follow the path that God provided for us by being well-rounded pupils in all aspects of life and education. Catholic education is especially important because it allows us to intertwine faith with academics while giving students a safe platform to talk about God. I grew up following the Roman Catholic path to God, and continue to follow the path that God has provided for me; a path which I hope to provide for the students.
4/5/6 English & 5th & 6th Grade Religion News
Welcome to 4th-6th Grade English Language Arts and 5th-6th Grade Religion!
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Welcome to 4th, 5th, and 6th grade English Language Arts, and 5th-6th grade Religion for the third trimester! As we venture through the last trimester of the year, students will spend time finishing the third and fourth novels of the school year while also spending time reflecting on their own educational journey this year.
As we finish our poetry unit, centered on Sharon Creech’s Love That Dog, we the fourth graders will transition to Lynn Reid Banks’ Indian in the Cupboard, where the students will heavily focus on writing. This book focuses on the journey of the main character as he figures out what is most important in his life, and fights to protect that.
After finishing Christopher Paul Curtis’ Bud, Not Buddy, the fifth grade students will be reading Jean Craighead George’s novel, Frightful’s Mountain. Written with the main character's point-of-view in mind, George takes the reader through the emotional and physical growth of a domesticated peregrine falcon. Throughout the novel, students are faced with the constant threat of beneficial or harmful pesticides and the threat of poachers constantly looming in the background, preying on the possible extinction of our main character's species.
After finishing Thannha Lai’s Inside Out and Back Again, the sixth graders will read Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, which is an informational novel based on the author’s own journey through the four different food chains. Students will be consistently faced with the problem of solving the omnivore’s dilemma, which will, in turn, ask the students to solve their own omnivore’s dilemma.
In fifth grade Religion, students will continue studying the seven Sacraments and the various ways God is worshipped. In sixth grade Religion, the students will continue the trimester by studying the Old Testament and how to locate verses in the Bible. One of our largest focuses in Religion is giving back to the community, which we are constantly doing with cards and service efforts within the school. As Matthew 10:8 states, “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers... You received without paying; give without pay.” The students have been wonderful in their support of one another, and their community. Both grades will continue assisting with the Friday liturgy through the end of May.