Mrs. McKnight

Mrs. McKnight

5th Grade Team

Welcome to Fifth Grade, Wildcats!  I am originally from Evansville, Indiana where I graduated from The University of Evansville with a degree in Elementary Education. This will be my 17th year teaching, and my 7th year at McKeel.  I am looking forward to another great year at MAC with my new students!  


What we Are Learning:  In this unit, students will be learning about Force and Motion!  Students will investigate familiar forces that cause objects to move, such as gravity, friction, and magnetism.  Students will investigate and describe that the greater the force applied to it, the greater the change in motion of a given object. They will Investigate and describe that the more mass an object has, the less effect a given force will have on the object's motion. And finally, they will investigate and explain that when a force is applied to an object but it does not move, it is because another opposing force is being applied by something in the environment so that the forces are balanced.

Extra Practice

Force and Motion Quizlet (link on side of page) 

Science Fusion Unit 7 (link on side of page)

Test: Wednesday, December 12th

**Students may request to re-take an assessment by completing the form under my "Important Files" on the right side of this page.  Students are required to provide evidence that they did something to help them better understand the material before they will be approved to re-take any assessments! Once the form is turned in with the evidence attached, the teacher will set up a time for the student to re-take the assessment.  The student should make the request in a reasonable amount of time.

Dates to Remember 


2 - Otis Fundraiser Forms and Money Due

10 - Red Ribbon Run

19-23 - Fall Break


2 - Otis delivery week

20 - End of 2nd grading period

December 21 - January 6 - Winter Break


7 - Students Return

18 - Report Cards

21 - No School/MLK Day

5th Grade Schedule 

8:00-8:22 Homeroom

8:25-8:55 MAC Time (Extra Reading)

 8:55-9:50 1st Period

 9:50-10:45 2nd Period

10:45-1:05 3rd Period/PE/Lunch

11:09-11:49  PE/Music (Thursday)

12:00-12:25  Lunch

*Students will go to lunch with their 3rd Period Teacher.

(11:51-12:16 Harris, 11:54-12:19 Hay ,11:57-12:22 Lay ,12:00-12:25 McKnight)

 1:05-2:55 4th Period/Art (Wednesday)

2:35-3:00 Extra Math

3:05  Dismissal

Sign-up for Remind Messages! 

We will use Remind as a source of communication this year.  5th grade teachers will send reminders via text to all 5thgrade students and parents that sign up. You may sign up as many phone numbers as you would like.  It is beneficial if you sign up both parents as well as the student, if they have a cell phone.  To sign up, send a text to 772-361-6452 with the message '@macgrade5'.

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