I am Mrs. Johnson and I am your child's Pre-K 4 teacher! I am so excited to work with your student this year. This website will be your main source of information on what is happening in our class throughout the year.
Please check it every Monday for what great activities we have planned each week!
Our Mission Statement
St. Patrick School honors our past through a true spirit of generosity that nurtures the faith formation of each child, seeing Christ in all we do and say. As a school community, we seek to build the future by encouraging every student to reach their academic potential and be an example of our Catholic identity, living the Gospel message in service to others.
We, the community of St. Patrick School, believe that we honor our past through a strong dedication to the Gospel message of love, hope, and service to all. While witnessing the message of Jesus Christ, the school enables its students to acquire the knowledge and values needed to prepare them to be active members of society. A spirit of true generosity nurtures the faith formation of each child. We embrace the diverse learning styles of all students and seek to foster achievement and challenge every student to reach their academic potential to build the future. We at St. Patrick School promote the ongoing enhancement of our faith community through academic knowledge and service to others.
STEM Beliefs and Practices
We, the Catholic school educators of the Diocese of Paterson, will lead and model the teaching and integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through innovative and research-based student engagement. STEM education, grounded in Catholic values, prepare and empower our students to be creative, collaborative and morally responsible contributors to the advancement of the global community.
We integrate STEM through the 4 Cs of Practice
Communication - Collaboration - Creativity - Critical Thinking
Engineering Design Process
ASK: What is the problem? How have others approached it? What are the constraints?
IMAGINE: What are some solutions? Brainstorm ideas. Choose the best one.
PLAN: Draw a diagram. Make lists of materials you will need.
CREATE: Follow your plan and create something. Test it out!
IMPROVE: What works? What doesn't? What could work better? Modify your design to make it better. Test it out !