Grades 1-3

Hello My Name Is...

Trina Charles

Grades K -2
Minnewaska Area Day Treatment

8:00-8:30 breakfast
8:30 Morning meeting/Brain Gym
8:50 Reading
9:30 Physical Education
10:00Group time
11:00 Finish Reading
11:20-11:50 lunch
11:50 Recess
12:30 Math
1:30 Social studies/ Science/ Centers
2:45 dismiss

Take Home Folders
Please check backpacks and folders nightly and sign and return the daily report.  Thanks!

About Me


Hello, my name is Trina Charles.My hometown is Brainerd, MN.  I graduated from Bemidji State University with an Elementary Education degree with a Reading Emphasis and a Music Minor with a Piano Emphasis. I later attended and graduated from Alexandria Technical College with a Medical Secretary Degree. This is my  eighth year of teaching at Minnewaska Area Day Treatment.  I returned for my Masters in Special Education at Southwest Minnesota State University -Marshall and graduated in 2010. I did research on Incorporating Music and Movement in the Special Needs Classroom.  


 I have three children ages 21, 15, and 14. I am a bereaved mom and facilitate and have authored a resource book to help others in loss.


Thank you for the opportunity to teach your children. If you have any questions, please contact me at:




Calendar 2014-2015


September 2– First day of school


October 16-17 No school (MEA Break)


October 31 Halloween Party (wear costumes for a bit)


November 7 No School (inservice day)


November 27 & 28 No school - Thanksgiving Break


December 22 - January 2 Christmas Break


January 5 School resumes


January 19 No school (inservice day)


February 13 - 16th No school


April 1 - No school -Inservice Day


April 2 -April 6 Easter Break No School


April 7 School Resumes


June 2 Last Student Day

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