Somer Lay

Somer Lay

5th Grade Team

Welcome to McKeel Academy Central and to 5th Grade Math! This is my 18th year teaching and my tenth year at MAC. I have taught kindergarten, second, fourth, and fifth grades. This is my 9th year teaching fifth grade. 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!

November 28 - December 2

This week we will begin dividing decimals. Our Test on dividing decimals will be Wednesday, December 14th.  

Zearn: Mission 1 - Lessons 13-16

IXL (to a Smartscore of 80) due 12/14:   J1, J3, J10



Monday - 7.1/Zearn/IXL

Tuesday - 7.3/Zearn/IXL

Wednesday - 7.4/Zearn/IXL

Thursday - No Homework/Christmas parade

Friday - No Homework

**work on Zearn & IXL each day**

Amazon Wish List: Mrs. Lay’s Amazon Wish List

22-23 Announcements/Dates


5 - BizTown Field Trip

15 - Drug Rally Field Trip

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

16 - last day before winter break


5 - Students Return

12 - Report Cards

16 - No School


17 - No School

20 - No School


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

13 - 17 - Spring Break

28 - Report Cards


7 - No School


25 - Last Day of School

Sign up for 5th grade REMIND messages!!

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