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-sixth year teaching and my seventeenth 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 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 have moved on to learning about the Age of Exploration this week!  Students will be writing about a European Explorer to share information about his expeditions, where he explored, when he explored, his accomplishments & discoveries, and more!  

*Please see Canvas for specific activities we are completing this week!


This week, we will continue Informational Writing! Students will be learning the characteristics of the introductory paragraph and body paragraphs, how to use transition words, and how to cite text evidence in their essay about a European Explorer who explored North America during the Age of Exploration!

*Please see Canvas for specific activities we are completing this week!

5th Grade Schedule

8:15 School Begins

8:25-8:55 MAC Time

8:55-9:50 1st Period

9:50-11:05 2nd Period + Recess

11:05-12:30 3rd Period + Lunch

12:30-1:25 4th Period

1:30-2:10 Specials (PE & Art)

2:15-2:55 Math Group Time (Homework Completion)

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


3 - Orientation (4:00 - 4:45 A-L) (5:15 - 6:00 M-Z)

5 - First day of School


1 - Fall Pictures (wear uniform)

6 - No School/Labor Day

13 - No School/Teacher Work Day


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

18 - No School

27 - Skate Night 6-8 pm


19 -26 - Thanksgiving Break


13 - BizTown field trip

17 - End of 2nd nine weeks/AR Goal due

17 - Last day of school before winter break


4 - Students return

17 - No School/MLK day


18 - No School/President's Day


10 - End of 3rd nine weeks/AR Goal due

21-25 - Spring Break


15 - No School

18 - No School


25 - Last Day of School

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