First Grade

Welcome to First Grade at Bigfork Elementary School!

1st grade IditaREAD challenge 2024


Our first graders have been working hard on our reading challenge this spring – which follows the Iditarod race in Alaska. Every first grade class worked to reach checkpoints by reading at home and returning a reading log to their teacher. Each class had their own stuffed dog that they took care of at checkpoints and a map to track their progress. Just before Spring Break, they made it to the finish line! All of first grade celebrated by pulling a sled across their “finish line”. The students were the dogs and they were hauling books to the end of the gym. They also got to watch Balto as a celebration of their achievement!

First Grade Supply List - 2023 - 2024

Your student will need the following supplies. Please label all of your supplies!

Mr. Gustavson, Mrs. Herriott & Mrs. Fausett

12#2 Ticonderoga pencils (pre sharpened please)
1 Watercolor paints
1 set of colored pencils (Gustavson and Herriott Only)
1 set of markers
1 Pink eraser
1 Bottle Elmer’s Glue
1 Box of 24 crayons (Crayola)
4 Dry-erase expo markers
1 Small hand-held pencil sharpener (with shavings catcher)
1 Fiskar-style scissors
1 One subject wide ruled spiral notebook (Gustavson and Herriott Only)
1 Pocket Folder
1 Pencil Box
1 Box of tissues
1 Pair of headphones
1 Water bottle
1 Backpack

First Grade Teachers

Mandy Fausett
First Grade
Erik Gustavson
First Grade
Ashley Herriott
First Grade