David Kenyon

Hello My Name Is...

David Kenyon

Dayna and I in Zion

Six down one more to go! A fun and exciting year is right ahead of you! I am looking forward to a fantastic year in sixth grade with you. I hope this letter will help you feel more comfortable about the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.

From my first days as a lifeguard to swimming instructor to tutoring during college, I have loved teaching and working with kids. This will be my fifth year of teaching. I had a blast last year teaching my class and learning from my class. I feel very fortunate to be teaching here at Prairie Crossing Elementary and can see myself staying here for quite awhile. I received my Elementary Education degree from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota.

I am originally from Madison, a small town in eastern South Dakota. After high school I moved out to the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota for my college education at Black Hills State University . Three Summers ago I was fortunate enough to be hired by PCE to teach 6th grade. I was hired on a Friday, packed up my truck and then 11 days later new teacher orientation began. I am really excited this year to have the summer to get my classroom ready and prepare things for you.

When I am not at school I enjoy participating in a variety of activities. One of my favorite things to do is to play Ultimate Frisbee. I meet with a group of other players on Saturday mornings to partake in some friendly competition. I also love to play video games and I always enjoy talking about my love of video games with my students. I take pride in waving my “nerd” flag.

Sixth grade is an exciting year!  We have all kinds of fun and interesting things planned.  Our class will read, read, read and write, too. There will be math activities with a focus on problem solving and critical thinking in everyday situations.  Science units will include ecology, physical science and earth science. In Social Studies we will focus on the western hemisphere, Mayas, Aztecs and Incas, as well as, financial literacy including a trip to International Town. Of course the highlight of the year is the 3 day/2 night trip to outdoor ed. Being an Eagle Scout, this is my favorite activity because it reminds me of my scouting days as a kid.  I hope to make this your best year ever!

Looking forward to next year,

David Kenyon

Here is a link to the STUDENT PACKING LISTI have included the information that was shared with us from last year's trip. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Giraldes at smgiraldes@dcsdk12.org

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