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!
We will start the year with a Geography unit! See Canvas for specific assignments each week. We will have the Geography Unit Test on Thursday, September 14th! The study guide is in Canvas!
We will start the year off by writing a personal narrative! 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)
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.
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
15 - No School
26 - 1000th Day for 5th Graders
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