Welcome to 5th Grade in Room 205


My name is Mary Pantsari, and this is my third year teaching at Pratt Community School!  I grew up in Shoreview, a suburb of St. Paul, MN.  I went to the University of Minnesota for my bachelors and masters degrees in education.  I spent two years teaching 6th grade math at Lucy Craft Laney Community school in North Minneapolis, and two years prior to that I taught 8th grade math at Oltman Middle School in St. Paul Park.  Elementary has always been my passion, and I love being a part of the Pratt Community!

When I am not at work, I can be found at many of the public festivities in and around Minneapolis.  I love to take advantage of the bike trails, races, and beaches around the city.  If you are looking for sonething fun to do-I would highly recommend packing a picnic and catching a River Rats show on the Mississippi.  I also enjoy catching an occasional Twins or WIld game.  

Here's to making this year an educaitonal, enjoyable, and exciting school year!


Mary Pantsari



As a fifth grader, I think it important to start developing a sense of autonomy and accountability.  Therefore, in addition to the assigned 20-30 minutes of homework, I expect that each Monday-Thursday students are:

1.  Reading atleast 30 minutes per day.

2.  Studying their spelling words (which vary by student grouping, as do their testing days).

These are things that I do not monitor, but insist that my students should be doing.

Math Practice Links

Online math resources aligned with each unit of study.

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