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. This year, she is teaching six grade English and Math. She is also working part-time for the parish. 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 says it already truly feels like home!
What We're Learning This Year
6th grade English
English class encompasses both writing and grammar. Specific areas of writing include descriptive, narrative, expository, and persuasive writing. Grammar areas of study include parts of speech, types of sentences, verbs, and subject-verb agreement.
6th grade Math
The 6th grade math class uses the Diocesan and State Mathematics Standards to align the curriculum. Our 6th graders use the Holt McDougal Mathematics Course 2 textbook, which is designed for 7th graders. 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.
Friday Folders come home each Friday. please check and clean out your child’s Friday Folder each week.
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