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Kristie Hilbert

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Welcom​e Back!

August 6, 2018​

The mission of Gulf Elementary School is to create a community of learners who are equipped with the knowledge,​strength of character, and desire to reflect on the past, achieve in the present, and build for the future.

I can't wait to meet all of my new students this Tuesday, August 7, 2018.  Open house will be from 5:30 - 6:30.

Open House information from our Kindergarten Booklet and PowerPoint Presentation is available in the documents tab above on the left.

Welcome to my Class web page!  This is a good place to find general information about what is happening in our kindergarten class.  For fun internet sites for educational practice and games, check out the lins to the right!  As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions by email:, by note in the planner, or by School Messenger, when it is up and running.

​Kindergarten Supply Kit

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​(all items in the picture are not on our list and some items are missing. - plase look at the supply list be to sure of items needed.)

If you ha​ve not purchased the Supply Kit for $20.00, please stop by the school office or plan to purchase one at "meet the teacher" night.  It is so many items for a great price.  It has everything your child needs to start the school year on a great adventure without you needing to go shopping!  Some items such as crayons or glue sticks may need to be replaced.

​Important Information:

Your child's red homework folder and Planner are extremely important!

  • ​Please check your child's red homework folder every night.  Papers in the front left pocket labeled, "Left at Home", need to be taken out every night and kept at home.  Your child's homework will be found in the back right pocket labled, "Bring Right Back. " Homework is from Monday to Thursday,no homework on Friday.
  • In the middle, you will find your child's ball words in page protectors.  Ball words are the vocabulary words that need to be practiced nightly.  The goal is to read them without sounding out.
  • Your child's Planner is also very important!This is a great place to communicate with me by writing a note in case of questions or change of dismissal procedures.  Parents need to use the right facing page to write on.  The left facing page with the date and lines are for your child to write their homework for the night.  That will not start until the 3rd or 4th week of school.
  • Please DO NOT TAKE OFF THE BINDER CLIP.  It is there for 2 reasons: 1. It makes it easy for your child to find the page they need to write their homework.  2. I will send home very important papers or notices that I want to make sure you see under the clip.  Also, you can send in special papers or money under the clip.  I will find it there, I won't find it in your child's backpack or other folders.
  • There will be a pouch in front of the red folder that you can use to send in regular lunch money or notes that need to be seen. 
  1. ​​School hours are 8:55 - 3:10.
  2. Children arriving after 9:05 will be marked tardy.
  3. FREE breakfast is served to all students from 8:30 - 8:50
  4. FREE lunch is served to all students.  If your child wants to purchase extra items such as slushy's, ice cream, cookies, or chips, You will need to send in money for your child's lunch account either by sending in money to me or doing it online.
  5. Dismissal begins at 3:20 - please be patient the first few weeks.  It does get faster and better.
  6. Please review the Open House Powerpoint & Open House booklet for information you may have forgotten.  It is available in the document section on the top left side of this page.
  7. Practice Ball Words every night.
  8. Closed-toe tennis shoes need to be worn every day.  (No sandals, boots, or non-rubber soles allowed.)

monkey.png   Koko has gotten his/her suitcase together and ready to visit each student!  Koko is looking forward to going home with each student for an adventurous weekend ! Inside Koko's backpack, there is last year's adventure book to look at and get ideas.  The students look fo​rward to hearing Koko's adventure story when he returns the following week! Directions to complete the Adventure Book is on the first page.​

Kindergarten First Quarter Skills to be mastered:


  • ​We will count with objects in different ways.
  • We can recognize and count numbers 1 to 5
  • ​We can write the numbers 1 to 5 correctly
  • ​We can represent the numbers 1 to 5 with objects.

Language Arts/Phonograms

We are learning letter sounds using the Really Great Reading program.  

There will be a list of vocabulary words in the middle of the red folder that your child will be expected to practice and be able to read to me. Each student will get their next vocabulary list as they complete a list.  The vocabulary words are a very important to build their reading vocabulary. 

Use the website link to the right to find our Phonogram Cards and Phonogram Facts which has simple sound pronunciation.

  • ​We know that letters make sounds.
  • We can recognize, name and write uppercase and lowercase letters correctly.
  • We can identify the beginning sound of a word
  • We can identify rhyming words

We will continually work on the vocabulary words in their red folder.  Each child will expand their vocabulary at their own pace.  Please do not write on the vocabulary papers, new pages will be added as the child masters the words already in the folder.  
Please be patient, at the beginning, I will be the only one listening to them read to me.  There are 18-19 students and it will take me some time to get everyone their turn.

  • We can learn to sound out words by using our phonograms.
  • We will learn to read sentences together as a group.
  • We will read and answer questions about what we read to show comprehension of the story.


​We will begin​ with writing our names properly.  That means using an uppercase letter at the beginning with lowercase letters after.  
  • We will pay attention to the size of each letter, using 3 lines to make our letters properly.  
  • We use Zaner-Bloser handwriting,(ball and stick). 
  • ​We will trace all of the letters to the the feel of the proper strokes and ensuring proper pencil holding techniques. (Pinch the pencil at the edge of the yellow with your thumb and pointer do not grip to tightly, let the pencil lay back in the crook of your thumb and pointer.)
  • We always hold the paper with our other hand to ensure no extra movement of the paper while writing.
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 Send in as many as you can!  We do collect Box Tops and Tyson Chicken Labels.  For each 10 that your child brings in they get one Monkey Money Dollar!  They are very helpful in raising money to get extra supplies in the classroom.  It also helps to buy Treasure Box items when needed. 
Our first turn in date is October 12, 2018.  I cannot accept expiration dates before 11-1-2018.  Please trim and check expiration dates before sending in.

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Adventure Activities


To view your child's grades and specific assignments
To view your child's AR progress
For your child to practice their math skills and for you to view your child's Reflex Math progress
To print a practice set of cards at home
To find out what phonograms are and hear the correct sound pronunciation
Games for Kindergarten Skills reinforcement
To practice math and language arts skills
More fun practice of skills
Math practice
Math facts practice
Learn and practice facts
Science Sites
Check out what's for breakfast or lunch
To order books on-line
Use Code : HCPB4
Site that has games and reading/listening to stories.
Interactive site to learn about the First Thanksgiving.
You can print worksheets at home to practice handwriting skills
Practice games to focus on words, spelling and writing.
Scroll to the bottom of this page to watch and hear the phonograms.