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 

Dates To Remember  

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 Phonics First 

10:50-11:00 Phonemic Awareness

11:17-11:42 Lunch

11:45-12:00 Playground

12:05-12:40 Math/Calendar Math

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

1:30-2:00 Writing

2:00-2:15 Snack & Read Aloud

2:15-2:40 Science/Social Studies

2:40-2:50 Clean Up/Pack Up

*9:25-10:05 Library - Tuesdays 

*10:10-10:50 Music - Fridays

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