Keith Prather – 5th grade

  • St. Michael School teacher: 10 years
  • Elementary Teacher for 20 years
  • Colleges attended: BA Elementary Education – Marietta College, OH; Masters of Education – Cal State – San Bernardino, CA.

Married to Sally. Has three children. Resident of Penn Yan since 1998. He enjoys golf, running, reading, word/math puzzles, outdoors, sports, spending time with family and friends.

Community involvement: President Penn Yan Youth Baseball and Softball; Board Member Penn Yan Jr. Mustangs Football; Head coach numerous youth sports teams; Bus Driver – Sunday mornings church route; Member Moose Club; Community Activist: Christmas for the Needy; CROP walk leader St. Michael School; YCRR supporter.

Grade 4 & 5 Newsletter – March!

Welcome March! I can’t remember the last time January and February flew by like this.
Some events coming this month:
**March 13th is no school!
**March 16 and 17 are minimum days. We will have Mission Day on Tuesday, March 17 which is also St. Patrick’s Day. Students are encouraging to wear green on this day!
**March 24 and 25 State ELA testing.
ELA- We continue to read “Inside Out and Back Again”. The students have written 4-5 poems and will continue to write more as we continue reading this book. Have a look at them when you get a chance. They are quite good. They will be assigned a Powerpoint (using Google slides) on a country this week. They will have to present the project next week.
Math- Students will be looking at perimeter and area with various shapes this week.
Science- We continue to explore the respiratory system.
Religion- Test on the first three Commandments will be Thursday. They received a study guide last week.
Social Studies- 4th grade should be in working on their local history fair project. 5th grade is discussing the early colonies to what will become the 13 English colonies. We will begin to play the Colony Game this week.
Have a great week!
Mr. Prather