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 10/16-10/20

***No School, Friday, October 27th***

***Halloween Party on Tuesday, October 31st***If someone would like to bring in cider, apples or doughnuts, let me know. Please, don’t send in class candy or treats unless I know you are doing it.

**Mass- Wednesday, November 1st– All Saints’ Day- 11:00 AM- All are welcome**

**Thank you Mr. Reinard for taking on the responsibility of the slide show for graduation!!!

ELA- We will start a new chapter book this week, “My side of the Mountain”. There will be a spelling and vocabulary list to go with it. Students will start a “Lost Adventure” story this week. It will be due on Tuesday, October 31st.

Math- Students will have a math test on Thursday or Friday covering place value, rounding, estimating, decimals, adding and subtracting and exponents. We will begin fractions; comparing, reducing, naming and adding and subtracting in part one.

Social Studies- Government and immigration test on Thursday or Friday. A review guide was sent home today.

Religion- We continue our introduction to the sacraments with chapter 2 in the first unit of the religion book.

Science- Students will explore elements, matter and changes of matter this week or the next. Thank you Mr. Robak for sharing your expertise and joining us in class for a few lessons on elements.

Have a great week!

Mr. Prather