Mrs. Gilbertsen

Mrs. Gilbertsen

Kindergarten Team

Welcome to Kindergarten!  This is my ninth year teaching at McKeel Academy Central, but it is my thirteenth year being part of the McKeel family. I attended Florida Southern College and earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. 

This is my first year teaching Kindergarten and I am immensely excited about it!  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.


Week of February 18th   

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

Practice High Frequency Words each night - game, name, egg, fish

IXL - Measurement Skills and Shape Skills  (students can review any of the Kindergarten skills)

Field Trips 

Friday, March 22nd - MAC Field Day 

Thursday, April 4th - Lowe's - Learning all about plants 

Friday, April 26th - Lake Eva Celebration for End of Year 

Monday, May 6th - Take Heart Community Service   (no chaperones needed) 

Dates To Remember  

Friday, February 22nd:  All Pro Dad Meeting/Breakfast, 7:00-7:30am (cafeteria)

Friday, February 22nd: Father/Daughter Dance, Grades K-5 only, 6:30-8:30pm

Tuesday, March 5th: PTO Family Night (Dinner, Book Fair, Science Night)

Wednesday, March 7th: Class Pictures (students must wear their uniform)

Wednesday, March 7th: CFA Spirit Night, 5-8pm, North location only

Wednesday, March 13th:  Spring Pictures

Friday, March 15th:  All Pro Dad Meeting/Breakfast, 7:00-7:30am (cafeteria)

Friday, March 15th: End of 3rd Grading Period

Friday, March 22nd: Field Day

Monday, March 25th – 29th:  No School - Spring Break

Gilbertsen's Daily Schedule 

8:00-8:30 Morning Work/Grammar & Writing

8:35-9:05 MAC TIME - Differentiated Instruction 

9:15-10:15  Ready Florida

10:26-11:06  Specials    PE - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday    Music - Wednesday

11:20-12:00  Math 

12:09-12:34 Lunch

12:45-1:25  Art on Mondays

12:45-1:30  Science or Social Studies

1:35-1:55  Writing/Reading Centers

2:00-2:15  Playground 

2:20-2:35  Snack & Read Aloud  

2:25-2:55  Library on Thursdays

2:35-2:50 Clean Up/Pack Up

2:50  Pick Up for Dismissal

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