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 9/17

**Mass on Friday at 11:00. All are welcome!

**All 5 th graders are invited to join Mr. Flood on the radio show this Thursday. They will need to be at school by 8:00. We will walk to the radio station on Main St. at this time.

**Band notices are due back by Thursday unless you have signed up on line.

**Science Fair packets go home Tuesday.

ELA- Role model projects are due next Monday. If your child is doing a family member, please, make sure they have information gathered so they can work on it in school. I have paper for the project in school. A sheet was given to them explaining how to put it together.

Math- Students continue to explore place value, rounding, review adding with regrouping and subtracting with borrowing and decimals.

Science-Students will get a study guide for their Science Methods test which will be given next Friday. I would like their science fair ideas to me by next Wednesday.

Social Studies- We continue to look at map skills. This week we will do grid maps and types of maps (weather, landform, road, etc.).

Religion- Students will discuss order of Mass and look at the liturgical year this week. They have a test next Thursday on both topics.

Have a great week!
Mr. Prather