Mrs. McKnight

Mrs. McKnight

5th Grade Team
heathermcknight@mckeelschools.com

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!  

Science 

What we Are Learning: Students are learning about tools that scientists use to conduct scientific investigations.


Extra Practice:  Science Fusion (link on side of page): Unit 1

Quizlet (link on side of page)


**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 

August

6 - Orientation (5:30 - 6:30 or 7:00 - 8:00)

8 - 1st day of school

22 -  5th grade Parent Night 5:30 pm

22 - Pelican Spirit Night 6-9 pm

26 - Walk-a-thon Kickoff

September

2 - No School

6 - Walk-a-thon

16 - No School

October

11 - End of 1st Nine Weeks

14 - No School

25 - Report Cards

November

25-29 - Thanksgiving Break

December

2 - BizTown Field Trip

19 - End of 2nd Nine Weeks

23 - Jan 3 - Winter Break

January

6 - Students Return

17 - Report Cards

20 - No School

February

17 - No School

March

13 - End of 3rd Nine Weeks

23 - 27 - Spring Break

30 - Report Cards

April

10 - No School

May

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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