Joan bauer, first grade teacher

Bio: Mrs. Bauer has lived in Sault Ste. Marie and has been a member of Holy Name of Mary Parish for over 25 years. She graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She has taught first grade at St. Mary’s for 21 years. She is married and has two daughters who both graduated from St. Mary’s. She loves her teaching vocation and also enjoys running, playing games, and spending time with her family.


  •  Memorization of Scripture verses
  • Memorize and recite the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Grace Before Meals
  • Understand God made us to know, love, and serve him and so to enter heaven
  • Understand God loves us
  • Understand New Testament stories and major personalities, the Gospel, salvation/forgiveness, and prayer
  • Catechism questions and answers
  • Study of the Saints

students read:

  • Aesop’s Fables
  • Poetry
  • Instructional Literature
  • Fairy Tales
  • Myths
  • Fictional stories
  • Saints