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-fifth year teaching and my sixteenth 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 have wrapped up Opinion Writing! Between now and April, we will have periodic reviews of both opinion and informational writing to prepare for the FSA.

FSA Writing is Tuesday, April 13th! Please be sure students are well-rested and have a nutritious breakfast to help them do their best on the test!

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

Social Studies 

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

This week, we are learning about the Declaration of Independence and continuing our research on the battles of the American Revolution.

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

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 


15 - Last day of 3rd 9 weeks/AR goal due

19 - 26 - Spring Break

31 - Report Cards


2 - No School

28- Interim Reports


26 - Last Day of School

5th Grade Schedule 

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

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