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8:00—Arrival (Morning Work)

8:15—Morning Meeting



9:45—Kindergarten Literacy/Math

Centers, First Grade Math

10:45—Literacy Block (Kindergarten with

   Mrs. Faist, First Grade with Ms Briolat)



1:00—Kindergarten Math, First Grade

Literacy Stations

1:45—Science/Social Studies

2:15—Snack/Manipulative Centers


About Me

I grew up on the west side of the state in Ionia.  I attended college at Baker College in Owosso where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a ZA Endorsement.  I also met my husband, Aaron, there.  He grew up in Owendale so he was excited when we moved back to the thumb.  When we first moved here, I taught Head Start for a year before coming to Owendale to teach Kindergarten and first grade. This is my fourth year teaching at Owen-Gage.  I love seeing the kids grow and change every day.  I live in Sebewaing with my husband and our son, Ian and our dog Layla.  

Play, Learn and Grow Together

Kindergarten/First Grade Documents

Welcome Letter

Supply List


* B.E.E. Books? B.E.E. (Bring Everything Everyday) Books are a binder that I provide for your child at the beginning of the year.  It goes back and forth from school to home every day and is loaded with resources for parents to refer to throughout the year.

*Homework Packets? Homework packets are sent home on Mondays and collected on Fridays.  Please help your child complete it each week.

*Library? We go to the school library on Fridays.  The students are allowed to pick out one book to take home and read with a grown-up and then bring back to school.  Make sure to fill out the reading log (in the B.E.E. Book) of every book you and your child read together at home.  

*Snack? In the B.E.E. Book is a monthly snack calendar.  Please refer to it throughout the month and send a snack for the entire class on your child’s snack day.

*Common Core Standards? The expectations and state standards have changed dramatically over the past few years for kindergarten and first grade.  Michigan has also added a new Reading Law that we as, teachers and parents, are expected to follow to make sure that children become successful reader.  That is why it is essential for us to work TOGETHER (at both school and home) in order for your child to be successful.  I have included a of the Common Core Standards in your child’s B.E.E. Book that explains what your child is expected to know by the end of this school year.

*Sight Words?  Please practice the list every night at home.   You can find it in your child’s B.E.E. Book or by clicking here for the Kindergarten List or here for the First Grade List.