Mrs. Kindle

Mrs. Kindle

3rd Grade Team
heidikindle@mckeelschools.com

Hello Wildcats!  I am excited to be a part of the McKeel family for a 5th year.  This is my 16th year teaching 3rd grade.  I spent the first 11 years teaching at Sikes Elementary, then came to McKeel to continue my teaching career.  I received my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Development Pre-K-3rd grade at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.  I then moved to Florida to pursue my teaching career.  Also, I have my Master's Degree in K-12 Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida.  I absolutely love teaching and am focused in making learning fun while creating a hands-on learning environment in the classroom. 


Chess Team  

Tournament Schedule:

Tournament 1 - October 13, 2018  (Bartow Civic Center)
Tournament 2 - November 10, 2018 (Bartow Civic Center)
Tournament 3 - January 12, 2019 (Bartow Civic Center)
Tournament 4 - February 2, 2019 (Bartow Civic Center)
Championship - March 9, 2019 (Carver Recreation Center) 

Tentative Practice Schedule: September 12, 19, October 10, 17, November 14, 28, December No Practice, January 9, 23, February (Only for Champion Qualifiers) 6, 20, March 6

Chess Team please watch these videos on your own time to learn about the game of chess. 

How to Play Chess

Basic Openings

Aggressive Openings

En passant - A special move

The 4 move checkmate - Learn to block this!

Checkmate vs Stalemate 


Important Dates 

August 23rd - Parent Night at 6:45 p.m. in our classroom 

Sept. 14th - Volunteer Applications DUE - online only this year! 


Specials and Lunch Schedule 

2:16-2:56 is our Specials - Music is on Wednesdays and PE is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Please make sure to wear the appropriate shoes for PE. 

11:20 - 11:45 - Lunch 

Wednesdays 12:40-1:10 Library - Please remember to bring your library book back every Wednesday. 

Art - Fridays from 10:30-11:10 

Recess - 11:00-11:15 Monday - Thursdays 



3rd Grade Reminders 

*Remember the kids can bring in a healthy snack and water bottle daily. Snack is also available for purchase for $.75. 

*No outside food allowed in the lunchroom or on field trips. 

*Read for 20 minutes daily!











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