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Mr. Brach (Fourth Grade)

welcome to fourth grade


Dear Parents,
Welcome to fourth grade! My name is David Brach and I will be your child’s fourth grade
teacher for the 2022-2023 school year! This will be my 24rd year of teaching in Winfield School
District 34! I have taught 3rd grade for 2 years, 1st grade for 15 years, and 4th grade for 6
years. I currently live in Batavia with my wife Julie, daughter Keira, stepdaughters Katie and
Maddie, and my son Andrew. I have a 7 year old Lhasa Apso named Murphy, and a Red-Eared
Slider turtle named Bubs. This summer, we had to change Bub’s name to Babs when we saw
there were eggs in the corner of the tank! I love to go hiking, and I am a serious comic book

During this school year, I am looking forward to helping students learn study habits and
organization, develop technology skills, improve critical thinking, and develop the ability to have
deep discussions about a topic. My main objective is to provide a stimulating learning
environment that will encourage the students to explore and discover new concepts and ideas.
This curriculum will be presented in a meaningful and relevant manner. Already I have been
planning new and exciting activities for fourth grade and I can’t wait to put them into action! Most
of our work will be online via Google Classroom and Seesaw.
In order for our students to learn in a safe and friendly environment, the following classroom
discipline plan will be in effect at all times and we will use the acronym HEROES to help us
remember the classroom rules.
1. Hand in your best work.
2. Enter the room prepared to learn.
3. Raise your hand to speak/leave seat.
4. Obey rules and follow directions quickly.

5. Exit the room leaving your area clean.
6. Show respect to adults and peers.
Students who behave appropriately will be positively rewarded with praise, class rewards, free
time, and special privileges. I will have already discussed this plan with your child, but I would
appreciate it if you would review the plan with them. It is in your child’s best interest that we
work together to help your child grow academically, emotionally, and socially. I will always keep
you informed about your child’s progress in class.
We will be using a classroom app called “Seesaw” for communication. Please make sure to
use the QR code attached to this letter so that I can add you to your child’s Seesaw account.
This will allow you to keep track of your child’s progress anytime during the school day from
work or home and be notified about classroom news/events! This app is exciting because your
child will be posting what he/she is doing in the classroom throughout the day for you to view
and enjoy! All you have to do is download the app and scan the QR code and you are now a
part of your child’s school day!

I welcome you to contact me anytime with questions, comments, and concerns about your
child’s social, emotional, and academic development. I can be reached through email at, but would prefer a message through the class Seesaw App. Please
follow me on Twitter as I post classroom learning activities and school events daily on my Twitter
feed Mr Brach @mrbrach. My Twitter feed is a fantastic tool to follow to see what your child is
doing in the classroom daily!

Contact Information
Seesaw App
Twitter Feed-Mr Brach @mrbrach
Specials Schedule
Wednesday-Library, Music. Art
Friday- Second Step, P


Specials Schedule



Wednesday-PE, Art, and  Library



Google Classroom

Classroom Page