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The Coronavirus  has arrived and now we will work from home until April 3, 2020. Please click on my Video tab to watch a video of Week 1 assignments.
Click on the links below to access my online learning resources and Powerpoint.
Also, send me an email and let me know how you are doing!
Stay safe and healthy! Message me if you need anything!

                                                      Welcome back!

I am so excited about a great year here at North Middle School in 6th Grade!
My name is Amanda Byard, and I have been teaching for the past sixteen years. I have spent nine of those years in 3rd Grade and the last six years in 5th/6th Grade RLA. I graduated from the University of Tennessee with my  Bachelors of Arts in Rhetorical Writing/ English and my Masters of Science in Elem. Education. I have two children, Lily-Kate, age 8 and Levi, age 6 who both attend Eaton Elem. School. I love spending time with my family and playing outside.( I am trying to learn how to garden and preserve foods.)  I also enjoy reading, especially book series like Harry Potter and Divergent (even though my all time favorite authors are J.R Tolkien and Roald Dahl.)
I grew up in Morristown, TN and have lived in Lenoir City for the past ten years. I have spent the last four years here at North Middle School and before that at Philadelphia Elem. right here in Loudon County after moving from Hamblen County in 2008.
I love teaching, I love kids and I love reading, so there is no better job than being a Reading/ Language Arts Teacher!
If you need anything please feel free to contact me:
Mrs. Amanda Byard
(865)986-9944 extension 4815
Please download the Bloomz app and follow directions to the left to get class updates and important information weekly.           

Recent Posts

3-27-3-31 Percy Jackson

Enjoy your weekend and read up on  Percy Jackson Ch. 6-10. We'll meet on Zoom Tuesday. I'll post the new code for next week's virtual meetings on Monday evening on here and on Bloomz! Here are some links to listen and study up on! I added Quizlets, so we can play Quizlet Live from our homes this week!

Wed. & Thur. 3-25

This is the audio links and Quizizz codes for Chapter 3-5 of Percy Jackson. Remember that we will meet again on Thursday at 10:30 to discuss. I attached discussion questions for you to go over before we meet again!
See you then! 
I will post a link that morning for you to click on.

ZOOM Invite and Code!

Remember, we will meet every morning this week at 10:30 a.m to catch up and to discuss out book, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.
Amanda Byard is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Let's Get Caught Up!
Time: Mar 23, 2020 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every day, until Mar 27, 2020, 5 occurrence(s)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 248 557 375
Password: 368799

Monday, 3-23-20

Check out my plans below. I hope to talk to you on ZOOM tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.

Video 1- Week 1

Here is your Week 1 assignments. Please look at my word document for class codes and password info. Email me or message me on Bloomz if you have any questions. You need to complete: 4 Readwork's articles - News Debates ( ignore all others) 5 Readtheory quizzes or one book summary of a book of your choice Sign up for ( directions in document) Begin working on your starred IXLs for Term 4