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!
We will start the year off by reviewing how to answer questions in complete sentences and how to provide evidence to support our answers.
Our Social Studies lessons will focus on American History this year! .
We begin the year with a mini-unit covering Geography so students are familiar with using maps as we study the history of the United States! Students will learn the locations of the major physical features within the continental United States. We will then learn how these physical features affect the climate of an area and they way people live there.
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.
6- Orientation 5:30-8:00
8- First Day of School
21- Gradebook available online for Parents
22- 5th Grade Parent Night @5:30/PTO Spirit Night Pelican's SnoBalls
2- No School, Labor Day
6- Walk-a-thon 10:30-11:30
16- No School, Staff Work Day
7-Book Fair Begins
8-PTO Meeting/Open House/Family Fun Night
11- End of 1st 9-Weeks
14- No School
25- Report Cards
5th Grade Schedule
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.
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!
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- AR Home Connect
- Latitude & Longitude Game
- Latitude & Longitude Pizza Game
- Latitude & Longitude Practice US Map
- Student Email
- Teacher Ease Gradebook
- US Physical Features Online Game