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 will learn about the objects that make up a galaxy, and objects that are found in our solar system.  Students will be able to compare and contrast characteristics of inner and outer planets.

Extra Practice: 

Science Fusion, Unit 2 (link on side of page)

Space Vocabulary Quizlet (link on side of page)

Notes in Science folder (Double Bubble Map, and Space object comparison notes)

Study Guide

Test Date:

January 23rd

**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 


6 - Students Return

17 - Report Cards

20 - No School


17 - No School

21 - Father/Daughter Dance

27 - Kennedy Space Center field trip

28 - Tentative House Day


2 - 6 - Spring Book Fair

3 - Science Night

13 - End of 3rd Nine Weeks

18 - Spring Pictures

20 - Field Day

23 - 27 - Spring Break

30 - Report Cards


2 - Writing FSA

10 - No School


4 & 5 - Reading FSA

11 & 12 - Math FSA

18 & 19 - Science State Assessment

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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