Welcome to Middle School
Meet Mrs. Brach
Mrs. Brach has a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Education with a special focus on middle grades 4-8. She has been teaching since 2010, with experience in both private and public-school settings. At SJNCS, Mrs. Brach has a 5th grade homeroom, is the 5th grade Math teacher, and also teaches 6th grade Math and Science. Mrs. Brach is married with two boys who attend St. John Neumann. Her and her husband are also foster parents and enjoy being able to help others. She feels very blessed to be part of the SJNCS community and says 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.