Somer Lay

Somer Lay

5th Grade Team

Welcome to McKeel Academy Central and to 5th Grade Math! This is my 17th year teaching and my ninth year at MAC. I have taught kindergarten, second, fourth, and fifth grades. This is my 8th 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!

January 24-28

Our test on multiplying fractions and mixed numbers is Tuesday. 

IXL's are due on test day (1/25) to a Smart Score of 80:  M2, M4, M5, M7, M10, M11, M12, M18, M20, M21, M32, M36, M37 

This week we will begin Dividing Fractions!

Zearn Lessons 2-5 this week due Friday!

IXL's are due on test day (tbd) to a Smart Score of 80:  N1, N3, N5


Monday - Zearn & IXL

Tuesday - Zearn & IXL

Wednesday - Zearn & IXL

Thursday - math p. 169-170

Friday - None

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

21-22 Announcements/Dates


17 - KSC Field Trip

18 - No School

21- President's Day No School


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 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:    (772) 361-6452    

Message:  @macgrade5