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 2/12-2/16

**Ash Wednesday Service will be at 9:30 at the church. All are welcome!

**We will have a small Valentine’s Day party at 2:45. If your child is bringing
cards, please, bring one for every student in the class.

**Speeches went very well last week!! We will continue to work on this important
skill leading up to our annual 5 th grade Oratorical Contest in May.

ELA- We continue to read “Inside Out and Back Again”. It is written in free verse
poetry. Ask your child about the poems they have been writing in class. We hope
to have 5 completed by the end of the week that they will compile into a small

Math- We are working on multiplying fractions. Students will have fraction
problem solving work this week. Please, check your students work.

Social Studies- Students will explore the differences between the three Colonial
regions (New England, Middle and Southern) in the 13 original colonies. They
have a Myth busters paper that is due on Friday or may be handed in after Winter

Science- Our next unit will be on the respiratory system.

Religion- We continue to explore the sacrament of Eucharist this week.

Have a great week and enjoy the Winter Break!

Mr. Prather