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Mrs. Gilbertsen

Mrs. Gilbertsen

1st Grade Team

Welcome to First Grade!  This is my tenth year teaching at McKeel Academy Central, but it is my fourteenth year being part of the McKeel family. I attended Florida Southern College and earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education K-6. 

This is my eighth year teaching First Grade.  I look forward to getting to know each of you and your children this year.  To make this a successful year, we will become a partnership in working together to give your child the best education.  My goal for this year is for each of your children to have a great year of learning and growth, while at the same time having fun doing so in a safe environment. I believe if we work together we can be the BEST!  I look forward to many more years of teaching the brilliant students at McKeel Academy Central.


Students should read each night for 20 minutes.  Please list the book that was read on the reading log that is in your child's teal Monday folder or in your child's agenda. 

Students are welcome to go on to Zearn, IXL or Xtra Math for math practice.  

Field Trips 


All field trip have been canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

Dates To Remember  

The Schools of McKeel Academy, in accordance with the Florida Department of Education will be closed March 16-27, with plans to reopen March 30, 2020.

Monday, March 23rd - Friday, March 27th: Spring Break

Monday, March 30th: Report Cards Available Online

Friday, April 10th: No School

Wednesday, May 20th: End of 4th nine weeks

Friday, May 22nd: Report Cards Available Online

Friday, May 22nd: Last Day of School

Gilbertsen's Daily Schedule 

8:00-8:30 Morning Work/Mentor Sentences 

8:30-9:00 MAC TIME - Differentiated Instruction 

9:00-9:20 Phonics First

9:25-10:05  PE - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday    Art - Wednesday

10:10-10:50 Library - Monday

10:10-10:50 Music - Tuesday 

10:10-10:50 Math

10:56-11:21 Lunch

11:30-11:40 Phonemic Awareness

11:40-11:55 Calendar Math

12:00-12:15 Playground 

12:20-1:20 Ready Florida

1:25-1:55 Writing 

2:00-2:25 Science/Social Studies

2:30-2:50 Snack & Read Aloud  

2:50-3:00 Clean Up/Pack Up

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