Mrs.Prater-5th Grade 


Welcome to fifth grade!  My name is Mrs. Prater and I am looking forward to meeting each of you!  I am a graduate of Florida State University (Go NOLES) and this will be my 23rd year teaching.  The first six were spent in Florida and the last 16 have been right here at John B Dey.  My husband teaches in Virginia Beach as well and we have one son who is in 8th grade.

I am THRILLED to be teaming with Mr. Cress again this year and our primary form of communication with parents will be through Seesaw (of course you can always email.)  I will post updates, photos of the kids in action, upcoming test/projects, etc.  You will not want to miss out on this important information.  (Planners will not be provided to students this year so this will be the best way for your to know what's going on in the classroom.)

We look forward to seeing you at "Meet and Greet" on Thursday, September 2 from 1:30-3:00

"Open House" will be held virtually this year due to COVID-19.  (More details after school starts on how this will work)

In the fall, Mr. Cress and I will reach out about holding conferences Virtually through Google Meet and we will offer times to meet and answer any questions you may have.

Please don't hesitate to email me in the meantime if you have any questions:

Here is a list of school supplies you'll need this year:  (This may vary from what's on the JB Dey website for 5th grade)

20 pencils                                    6-10 Expo Markers

Markers                                       Pencil box or pouch to hold supplies

Colored pencils                          1-2 highlighters

One pack of wide ruled paper  Small package of glue sticks

3-4 one subject spiral notebooks (please try to get red, blue, green, yellow

Subject Dividers (4-5)                                 Hand Sanitizer (optional)

scissors (optional)                                       Gallon size ziploc bags (optional-boys)

tissues (optional)                                         Quart size ziploc bags (optional-girls)

Ear buds to be used with Chromebooks     Clorox wipes (optional)                              

1 sock (this will be used as an eraser, so an old sock is fine)

Scholastic Book Order.            

Once a month I will be sending home a Scholastic book order.   You may order online or by sending in a check payable to Scholastic Inc.  The online code for ordering is FJYMD.