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 3/6-3/10

**Mission Day is next Friday, March 17th. This is also St. Patrick’s Day. So, the students may come dressed in their green outfits. We will presale tickets on Thursday. There is talk of raising the price of tickets to $.25, but I will let you know if it changes (the old price is $.10).

**Minimum Days- Thursday (3/16), Friday (3/17) and Monday (3/20). We will dismiss at 11:45. The activity center is open during minimum days and pizza is available for purchase for lunch.

**Remember, I need permission slips for the Challenger field trip on Friday, March 24th.

ELA- Students should by typing their survival story rough draft now. It is due on Friday. I should get a rough draft by Wednesday (or sooner).

Math- We are working on Geometry. Last week we measure angles with protractors and explored triangles. This week we will look at other shapes and begin a review of area and perimeter.

Science- Students will begin a space unit this week.

Social Studies- Students were assigned a colonial settlement to do a Powerpoint slideshow and oral presentation. They should have a written report to go with the Powerpoint. They have the assignment sheet that explains how to complete this project.

Religion- We will complete chapter 12 from our book and do work out of the
purple lenten books. Students are responsible for these books during Lent.
They will be handed in before Spring Break and counted as one test grade.
Each Friday during Lent, we will do the Stations of the Cross in the church.

Have a great week! Mr. Prather