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 18th year teaching, and my 8th year at McKeel.  I am looking forward to another great year of teaching Science at MAC with my new students!  


What we Are Learning: Students are learning about the different familiar forces that affect motion; gravity, friction, and magnetism.  

Students will also learn: 

The greater the force applied to it, the greater the change in motion of a given object.

The more mass an object has, the less effect a given force will have on the object's motion. 

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: 

Science Fusion, Unit 7 (link on side of page)

Force and Motion Quizlet (link on side of page)

Study Guide (file on side of page)

Test Date:

Wednesday, December 11th

**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 


25-29 - Thanksgiving Break


2 - BizTown Field Trip

19 - End of 2nd Nine Weeks

23 - Jan 3 - Winter Break


6 - Students Return

17 - Report Cards

20 - No School


17 - No School


13 - End of 3rd Nine Weeks

23 - 27 - Spring Break

30 - Report Cards


10 - No School


22 - Last day 1/2 day of school

5th Grade Schedule 

8:00-8:25 Homeroom 

8:25 - 8:55 - MAC Time

8:55 - 9:50 - 1st period

9:50  - 11:05 - 2nd period (recess)

11:05 - 12:30 - 3rd period (will take to lunch)

Harris: 11:54 – 12:19

Hay: 11:57 – 12:22

Lay: 12:00 – 12:25

McKnight: 12:03 – 12:28

12:30 - 1:25 - 4th period

1:25 - 2:10 - Homeroom/Math groups/Music (Thursday)

2:15 - 2:55 - PE/Art (Thursday)

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 81010 with the message '@macgrade5'.

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