Mrs. Lay

Mrs. Lay

5th Grade Team

Welcome to McKeel Academy Central and to 5th Grade Math! This is my 15th year teaching and my seventh year at MAC. I love teaching and have a passion for what I do and the children that I teach. I have lived in Lakeland for most of my life. I graduated from the University of South Florida and am certified to teach grades K-6 and Mathematics 6-12. I also have my ESOL endorsement and Reading Endorsement. I am looking forward to an exciting and successful school year!

Week of January 20th 

This week we continue multiplying fractions and mixed numbers! Our test on multiplying fractions is this Friday, January 24th.

Zearn - Students will work on Module 4 lessons 21 & 22 on Zearn.  It is recommended that they keep a pace of  one lesson a day. I have included this below with their homework schedule. Students are given time in class and during math groups to work on the lessons. These lessons are due this Friday, January 24th. You can check if their lessons are complete by having them log in to their Zearn account, go to 'My Stuff', and those lessons will have a star once they are complete. The packet with lesson 21-22  should be completed as they progress through the lessons. 

IXL’s are due January 24th: M5, M2, M7, M11, M12, M4, M10, M20, M33 (must reach a smartscore of 80). M32 & M34 are great extra practice if struggling with multiplying mixed numbers.


*I've added a pacing guide for Zearn lessons, (Z1) = Zearn lesson 1. Students may work ahead but should stay caught up to the lesson listed. I have also added a video link that can help with the homework page if needed*

Monday - no school

Tuesday - math worksheet (Z21)

Wednesday - review page 165-166 (Z22)

Thursday - Finish Zearn & IXL's due tomorrow/test tomorrow

Friday - No Homework 



31 - PTO Movie Night @ Lake Mirror


17 - No School

21 - Father/Daughter Dance

27 - Kennedy Space Center field trip

28 - Tentative House Day


2 - 6 - Spring Book Fair

3 - Science Night

13 - End of 3rd Nine Weeks

18 - Spring Pictures

20 - Field Day

23 - 27 - Spring Break

30 - Report Cards


2 - Writing FSA

10 - No School


4 & 5 - Reading FSA

11 & 12 - Math FSA

18 & 19 - Science State Assessment

22 - Last day 1/2 day of school

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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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