Robin Harris

Robin 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-eighth year teaching and my nineteenth 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 and Reading Endorsements.  I recently earned the Civics Seal of Excellence for educators and will adding that to my certificate!  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!


Here is a link to my Amazon Wishlist if you care to donate items to our class! These items, along with individually wrapped candy and small treasure box items are always appreciated!

Amazon Wishlist

Social Studies

We will wrap our our unit on Native Americans this week and move on to European Explorers!


We have wrapped up Expository Writing and will be moving on to Argumentative Writing soon! See Canvas (Social Studies) for specific assignments each week.

5th Grade Schedule

8:15 School Begins

8:25-8:55 MAC Time

8:55-10:05 1st Period + Recess

10:05-11:00 2nd Period 

11:00-12:25 3rd Period + Lunch

12:25-1:20 4th Period

1:25-2:05 Specials (PE & Art)

2:10-2:50 Math Group Time (Homework Completion) / Spanish (Tuedays) / Music (Thursdays)

3:00 Dismissal

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


8 - Orientation (5:15-6:00  A-L and 6:15-7:00 M-Z)

10 - First Day of School

11 - House Day

24 - Spirit Night @ Beef O'Brady's

30- Fall Picture Day (Wear Uniforms!)


4 - No School

TBA- Drug Prevention Education Begins (Every Wednesday for 10 Lessons)

TBA - FAST Reading (State Progress Monitoring)

TBA -FAST Math (State Progress Monitoring)


12 - End of 1st nine weeks/AR goal due

24 - Report Cards

25- Spirit Night - Skate World 6-8 pm


17 - 24 - Thanksgiving Break


15 - End of 2nd nine weeks/AR goal due

15 - last day before winter break


4 - Students Return

11 - Report Cards

11&12- FAST Testing

15 - No School

25- Field Trip to Alafia River Rendezvous

30 - 1000th Day for 5th Graders


15- Field Trip to Kennedy Space Center

19 - No School


8 - End of 3rd nine weeks/AR goal due

11 - 15 - Spring Break

26 - Report Cards

29 - No School


1 - No School

16 - Family Night

19 - Biztown Field Trip


27 - No School

30 - Last Day for Students/Report Cards

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:    (240) 297-4477 

Message:  @macgrade5