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-fourth year teaching and my fifteenth 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 in Social Studies and Writing.  I am looking forward to a great year!


This week we are finishing our first Informative Essay.  We will be writing about how to accomplish a New Year's Resolution using text and video evidence.  Students have learned how to identify evidence from sources to use, how to plan their writing, and the components of an informative essay (Introduction, body paragraphs, conclusion).

Social Studies 

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

We have finished up learning about the culture of Native Americans and how the region they lived in determined how they lived in the area.  We will begin learning about the European Explorers who explored North American when we finish our Informative Writing Unit!

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 


6- Students Return from Winter Break

10- AR Reward

17- Report Cards

20- No School


17- No School

21- Father/Daughter Dance

27- Field Trip to Kennedy Space Center

28- House Day


3- Science Night

13- End of 3rd Nine Weeks

18- Spring Pictures (No Uniform Required)

20- Field Day

23-27 - Spring Break

30- Report Cards


2- FSA Writing

10- No School


4 & 5- FSA Reading

11 & 12- FSA Math

18 & 19- State Science Assessment

20- Just Say No Rally

22- Last Day *Early Release

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: 81010

Message: @macgrade5

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