Mrs. Marianne Clattenburg
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
Catholic Education is crucial to the development and catechesis of our young people today. It provides an environment which emphasizes high academic standards with a strong emphasis on developing the whole child. Catholic Education recognizes the importance of supporting the academic, social and spiritual needs of all of our students.
I choose to work at St. Joseph School because I enjoy the close family atmosphere, the strong parental support and the opportunity to share my faith in the context of my daily work as a teacher.
Subject Area/Grade and Related Education
AAS Genesee Community College
BS SUNY Geneseo
MS SUNY Geneseo
St. Joseph School Advisor/Coordinator
First Reconciliation and First Communion Preparation
School Coordinator for the Annual Storytelling Festival
Local Community Involvement
Genesee County Legislator, District 8: City of Batavia
Genesee County Planning Board
Public Safety Committee
Third Grade News
Welcome back to school! I hope you all had a wonderful summer break. I look forward to sharing with you an exciting year of learning in third grade.
We’ve had some exciting changes in third grade. Last year we received new furniture to allow for flexible seating and greater cooperative learning. We also added a new docking station for our classroom chrome books. Each student will have their own device to use for instruction, research, and some testing.
As part of our STREAM academy we will be participating in “Kitchen Chemistry.” This will bring us into the kitchen to learn about things such as, chemical and physical change and much more. We will also continue to use the Nancy Larson Science program. Our first unit will be the Solar System. We will be studying the planets and researching for written reports.
In Social Studies we will begin by learning map skills. We will also be learning about our neighbors to the South, Mexico. Third grade focuses on the study of various communities. We will learn about the geography, culture, government and the economy of different countries around the world. We also integrate ELA and Social Studies by using the Scholastic News Magazine.
We will organize our guided reading program according to the Daily Five format. This program included daily independent reading and writing work along with small group instruction at each child’s reading level. Our classroom textbook series is the McGraw-Hill Wonders program.
The Religion curriculum for third grade concentrates on preparation for the sacrament of Holy Eucharist. This will culminate in the children receiving their First Communion in May. We will also participate in the Bucket Program, which reinforces positive affirmations amongst the students. We strive to have a classroom where everyone is treated with respect and kindness.
As you can see, we have a busy year ahead. I have a class full of eager and excited learners. I’m looking forward to a great year!