Mrs. Harris

Mrs. Harris

5th Grade Team

Hello Wildcats!  I am Mrs. Harris, and I am excited to be teaching 5th Grade at MAC again this year!  This is my twenty-third year teaching and my fourteenth year as a McKeel teacher.  I graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Elementary Education.  I am certified to educate students in grades 1-6 and have my ESOL Endorsement.  I strive to help my students reach their full potential to become life-long learners through inquiry-based lessons.  I am looking forward to a great year!

Yearbook Orders 

2018-2019 MAC Yearbooks are on Sale.  Please go to and use code: 5755719 to pay for your child's yearbook.  If you pay before Dec. 20th the price is $25 and after Dec. 20th the price is $30.  Thank you for supporting our yearbook this year.  You can also purchase a student ad for your child for $10.  (25 words or less and one picture)  You will email your picture and what you would like to say to


We have wrapped up instruction on Opinion Writing and students have taken a summative assessment.  We will continue to polish our Opinion Writing Skills throughout November and December.  I will be meeting with students one on one to discuss the essay they wrote for the summative assessment and provide lessons and activities that will help them improve their writing.

Social Studies 

Our Social Studies lessons will focus on American History this year!  .  

We are learning about the Age of Exploration!  Students will be using an interactive website to discover the competition for land claims in the New World between the Europeans.  Students will create a map showing areas each country claimed and research to find out why they wanted this land.

Digital Citizenship & Goals 

Students will learn how to become positive Digital Citizens this year!  They will learn the importance of using technology properly, expectations of using iPads in the classroom, how to be responsible with technology, and how to use digital information fairly. These skills will be taught in the homeroom classrooms at the beginning of the year, and continued throughout the year as needed.

Important Dates 


19-23 Fall Break

5th Grade Schedule 

8:15-8:25 Homeroom

8:25-8:55  MAC Time

8:55-9:50 1st Period 

9:50-10:45 2nd Period 

10:45-1:05  3rd Period  *Students will go to lunch with their 3rd period teacher.

11:09-11:49 PE/Music

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

1:05-2:15  4th Period  

2:15-2:45 Recess/Silent Reading

2:45-3:00  Math Groups

Sign up for reminders! 

We will use Remind as a source of communication this year. 5th grade teachers will send reminders via text to all 5th grade 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. Send a text to the number below and include the message listed below to sign up!

To: (772) 361-6452

Message: @macgrade5

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