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 5 Newsletter – Week of 10/8

**Picture Day is Wednesday for 5th grade.

ELA- Students will begin reading “The Cay” as a class.

Compare and Contrast essays are due today (Tuesday).

**Students will have an interview story due next week. They are to interview an adult about a story from their childhood. Then, turn that into a written story (not a report). A sheet was given to the students with guidelines.

**Also, they will present a speech using their compare and contrast essay or their role model project. We will begin to prepare them this week, and they will be doing them next week.

Math- We will be rounding decimals this week.

Science- Students will start a unit on elements.

Social Studies- We will use longitude and latitude together to find locations on a map.

Religion- Students will continue to discuss the 7 sacraments.