Mrs. Lay

Mrs. 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!

September 20-24 

We are beginning our unit on decimals. This week we will focus on place value of decimals, models, expanded form, comparing and ordering decimals, and rounding decimals.


Zearn lessons 5-6 (due Friday) should be completed online along the packet that goes with these lessons.

IXL's (to a Smartscore of 80): G3, G4, G5, G7, G9, G13, G14, G20


Monday - Zearn

Tuesday - math p. 53-54

Wednesday - math p. 55-56

Thursday - No Homework/Spirit Night at Dairy Queen north

Friday - No Homework

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21-22 Announcements/Dates 


17 - Krispy Kreme fundraiser ends

20 - Picture make up day

23 - Spirit Night at Northside Dairy Queen


8 - End of 1st nine weeks/AR goal due

18 - No School

27 - Skate Night 6-8 pm


19 -26 - Thanksgiving Break


13 - BizTown field trip

17 - End of 2nd nine weeks/AR Goal due

17 - Last day of school before winter break


4 - Students return

17 - No School/MLK day


18 - No School/President's Day


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

21-25 - Spring Break


15 - No School

18 - No School


25 - Last 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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