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Mrs. Gilbertsen

Mrs. Gilbertsen

1st Grade Team

Welcome to First Grade!  This is my eleventh year teaching at McKeel Academy Central, but it is my fifteenth 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 ninth 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 green weekly folder. 

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

Field Trips 

No field trips are scheduled at this time

Dates To Remember  

Thursday, August 6th - First Day of School

Monday, September 7th - No School (Labor Day) 

Friday, October 9th - End of 1st Grading Period

Monday, October 12th - No School 

Wednesday, October 14th - Grades Due

Wednesday, October 28th - Report Cards Available

November 20th - November 27th - Fall Break 

Friday, December 18th - End of 2nd Grading Period

December 21st - January 1st - Winter Break

Tuesday, January 5th - Students Return

Friday, January 8th - Grades Due

Monday, January 18th - No School (MLK Holiday)

Friday, January 22nd - Report Cards Available

Gilbertsen's Daily Schedule 

7:45-8:15 Morning Work

8:15-8:30 - Mentor Sentences

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

9:05-9:50 Ready Florida

9:55-10:25 Reading Groups

10:30-10:50 Writing 

10:50-11:10 Phonics First

11:17-11:42 Lunch

11:45-12:00 Playground

12:05-12:40 Math 

12:45-1:25  PE - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday    Art - Wednesday

1:30-1:45 Calendar Math

1:45-2:15 Science/Social Studies

2:15-2:30 Snack & Read Aloud  

2:30-2:45 Clean Up/Pack Up

*9:25-10:05 Library - Tuesdays 

*10:10-10:50 Music - Fridays

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