Somer Lay

Somer Lay

5th Grade Team

Welcome to McKeel Academy Central and to 5th Grade Math! This is my 19th year teaching and my eleventh year at MAC. I have taught kindergarten, second, fourth, and fifth grades. This is my 10th 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!

February 19-23, 2024

We will wrap up our dividing fractions unit. Our summative will be on Friday, February 23rd.

IXL Due 2/23 (Smartscore of 80): T1, T6, U2, T4, U1, U3, T2, U4

IXL is always due on test day! IXL is assigned as it is introduced in class and should be used as practice of the skill before taking the summative. Do not wait until last minute to complete IXL's from the entire unit.


Monday - No School

Tuesday - IXL's

Wednesday -10.5 Practice

Thursday -Finish IXL's/Spirit Night @ PDQ

Friday - None/Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Lay's Wish List

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Important Dates


28 - Class Pictures

29 - Literacy Night @ MAC 5:30 - 7:30pm


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

11 - 15 - Spring Break

26 - Report Cards

29 - No School


1 - No School

16 - STEM Night @ MAT

19 - Biztown Field Trip


27 - No School

30 - Last Day for Students (Early Release)

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