Welcome to Middle School
Meet Mrs. Brach
Mrs. Brach began teaching 5th grade in 2010 for Knox County schools. In 2014, while signing up for RCIA, she decided to take a leap of faith and apply to teach Catholic school to further her faith development. After two years in 6th grade at Sacred Heart, her family was given the opportunity to move to Lakeland, Florida. There, she taught third grade at Resurrection Catholic School. After two years in Florida, Mrs. Brach was ready to return home to her family and friends here in Knoxville. At SJNCS, Mrs. Brach has a 5th grade homeroom, is the 5th grade Math teacher, and also teaches 6th grade Math and Science teacher. Mrs. Brach is married with two young boys who attend St. John Neumann. She feels very blessed to be part of the SJN community and say that SJN truly feels like home!
What We're Learning This Year
5th Grade Math
The 5th grade math class uses the Diocesan and State Mathematics Standards to align the curriculum. We use the text as well as other resources to engage and challenge the students. The primary skills covered in 5th grade are: Division of whole numbers; Addition , subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions and decimals; Algebraic operations; Geometry; and Measurement and data analysis.
6th grade Math
The 6th grade math class uses the Diocesan and State Mathematics Standards to align the curriculum. We use the text as well as other resources to engage and challenge the students. The primary skills covered in 6th grade are: the number system (integers, estimation, decimals, and fractions), ratios and proportional relationships, expressions and equations, geometry, and probability. In this class, students will use a variety of individual assignments, group discovery, partner work, and project based learning. We will also use the iPads in class for different activities as fit for projects and exploration.
6th Grade Science
Middle school Science courses are year long courses which continue to add to the basic fundamentals laid down in elementary level science classes. The courses are spiraled general science providing introduction and adding to the needed concepts to be encountered on the high school level of science.
Friday Folders come home each Friday. please check and clean out your child’s Friday Folder each week.