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 

This is the last week to order Yearbooks and Shout Outs! The deadline to order the 2018-2019 McKeel Academy Central Yearbook is Friday, March 22nd. You can go to and use code 5755719 to order. The yearbooks are $30 and shout outs are $10; which includes a picture and message of 25 words or less. You will need to email your picture and message to

The only way to ensure a copy of the 2017-2018 yearbook is by pre-ordering. There will be a small amount of extras available for purchase in May. Thanks for supporting the yearbook this year! 


We are reviewing Opinion Writing!  Students have learned how to analyze a prompt, code text to identify evidence they will use, plan, write, and edit their responses. We will just be polishing what they have learned so we are ready for the FSA Writing on April 2nd!

Social Studies 

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

We just finished up learning about some of the causes of the American Revolution.  We will resume lessons after Spring Break!

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 


5- Science Night

7- Class Pictures

13-Spring Pictures

15- End of 3rd 9-Weeks

18- Biztown Field Trip

20- AR Goal Reward: Crazy Hat or Socks

21- AR Goal Reward: Munn Park

22- Field Day (Wear tye-die or multi colors!)

22- Behavior Reward

25-29 Spring Break


2-FSA Writing

5-Report Cards

9-Academic Goal Celebration

11- CFA Spirit Night

23- Spring Concert

25- Field Trip to Urban Air


1&2- FSA Language Arts

7&8- FSA Math

9- CFA Spirit Night

9&10- State Science Assessment

10-Field Trip to Barnett Park

22- Just Say No Rally

24- Last Day of School

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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