Grade 3-6

Here at St. Joseph, the elementary grades, with the exception of grade 2, are primarily homeschooled. We have taken religious education out of the classroom and put it back into the home where it belongs with parents being the first teachers of their children. We offer an optional supplementary program for grades 3 -6 focusing on scripture, praise and worship and building a relationship with Jesus but the core curriculum is taught by the parents. There is much flexibility to this program. The parents can schedule how and when they will teach the faith to their children. We are asking that by the end of the 6th grade that the children know the sacraments, 10 commandments, basic prayers and how to go to confession but most especially that they are praying and reading the Bible daily and going to Church each week.

Homeschooled Programs

Grade 3

In Third Grade, children will continue their faith journey through homeschooling. The homeschooling workbook is Alive in Christ by Our Sunday Visitor. The curriculum for grade three teaches how Jesus calls us to love God and others. Students continue to learn about the Church, the sacraments and morality. To assist parents with the home school curriculum, we offer four parent/child meetings on Sundays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.; 2017-18 Meeting dates TBD.

Grade 4

In Fourth Grade, children will continue their faith journey through homeschooling. The homeschooling workbook is Alive in Christ by Our Sunday Visitor with a focus on God’s plan for creation, original sin, the ten commandments and the beatitudes. Students continue to learn about the Church, the sacraments and morality. To assist parents with the home school curriculum, we offer four parent/child meetings on Sundays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.; 2017-18 Meeting dates TBD.

Grade 5

In Fifth Grade, children will continue their faith journey through homeschooling. The homeschooling workbook is Finding God by Loyola Press with a concentration on Salvation, the Holy Spirit, the Sacraments and morality. To assist parents with the home school curriculum, we offer four parent/child meetings on Sundays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.; 2017-18 Meeting dates TBD.

Grade 6

In Sixth Grade, children will continue their faith journey through homeschooling. The homeschooling workbook is Finding God by Loyola Press with a concentration on the Bible, the Church and the Prophets. At the end of the year, 6th graders will be tested prior to entering 7th grade.  To assist parents with the home school curriculum, we offer four parent/child meetings on Sundays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.; 2017-18 Meeting dates TBD.

 

Supplemental Parish Programs

Grades 3 to 5Summer Program 2017 – FULL FOR THIS SUMMER

Thank you for your response to this new and innovative program!

  • Program for Grades 3 to 5 is Monday, June 26th to Friday, June 30th 2017.
  • Class begins at 8:45 a.m. and runs until 3:00 p.m.
  • The students will attend daily Mass at 9:00 a.m. with Mrs. Keith.
  • Snacks will be provided but students should bring a bagged lunch each day.
  • The material covered during a typical school year will be covered in this week.
  • There will be four parent/child meetings on Sundays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; 2017-18 Meeting dates TBD.
Grades 3 & 4 Combined – Weekly School Year Program

The supplementary parish program will provide support through prayer, praise and worship and scripture using the Bible and Pflaum Gospel Weekly – Good News.

Grade 5 – Weekly School Year Program

The supplementary parish program will provide support through prayer, praise and worship and scripture using the Bible and Pflaum Gospel Weekly – Venture.

Grade 6 – Weekly School Year Program

The supplementary parish program will provide support through prayer, praise and worship and scripture using the Bible and Pflaum Gospel Weekly – Venture. At the end of the year, 6th graders will be tested prior to entering 7th grade.

Four Parent/Child Faith Formation Meetings on Sundays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. are offered for all families during the school year.  Meeting dates for 2017-18 are TBD.