Welcome to the First Grade Escapade

Let’s Learn Together


About Me

Hello all! My name is Tianna Burgstahler. I am beyond excited to be teaching First Grade at KMS Elementary this year. I have been teaching for 3 years. During those three years, I have taught Third Grade, Kindergarten, and now First Grade. 

I live in Appleton, Minnesota with my Husband, Riley. We have two children, Dane who is 2 and Addie Grace who is 8 months old. We are also a foster family and have enjoyed our journey welcoming children into our home to receive love when they need it most.

This year will be filled with learning, memories, progress, relationships and FUN!

Please continue navigating downward to find information about our classroom. I look forward to meeting you!


Back to School Information

School Supply List

Grade 1

  • 1 box of 24 regular crayons

  • 1 one-inch three-ring binder

  • 24 pencils (#2 wooden) with erasers (to share)

  • 1 scissors (please label)

  • 1 school box (small size)

  • 4 large glue sticks (to share)

  • 3 folders with 2 pockets

  • 1 box washable markers

  • 1 large eraser

  • 1 pack of 4 Expo dry erase markers

  • 1 pack of pencil top erasers

  • Girls: 1 box of regular band-aids (latex free) 2 large boxes of kleenex tissues (to share)

  • Boys: 1 tray of watercolor paints 1 container of sanitizing wipes

  • DO NOT SEND: Trapper Keepers

Open House

When: Wednesday August 29th from 5:00-6:30 pm.

What to Expect: The night will be a chance to meet me, ask questions, and get to check out our classroom where engagement and learning will take place.

I am so excited to meet you all!

What to Bring: School supplies and questions


A Day in First Grade

Schedule and Detail

Kids Reading Map


8:30-9:00 Morning Meeting & Whole Group Reading
9:00-9:25 Writer’s Workshop
9:25-10:25 Guided Reading
10:25-10:45 Phonics and Spelling
10:50-11:40 Lunch and Recess
11:45-12:00 Handwriting & Grammar
12:00-12:30 Math
12:30-1:00 Math Stations
1:05-1:55 Phy. Ed (M-F)
Music (M, T, Th.)
Enrichment/Technology (W, F)
2:00-2:15 Snack & Milk Break with Read Aloud
2:15-2:45 Science & Social
2:45 Get ready for home


Essential 11

We have so much to learn here in first grade. We will commit to building an exciting and connected environment through building relationships. Beginning on the first day of school we begin with a high expectation for respect and kindness within the classroom. The 11 expectations come from Ron Clark's Essential 55 book.  It is so empowering to teach young children how to treat others both inside and outside of the classroom. Since 55 principles are hard to remember,  " The Essential 11" are the focus of our year. These are eleven that I think will best enhance the classroom atmosphere that students and I work to create each day! 

Click here to read the Essential 11


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