Mrs. Gustafson (Mrs. G.)

I have taught in the Minneapolis School District since 1988. I have been at Dowling since 1990. I have taught grades K-3. However, I have been a first grade teacher the longest. I always look forward to the excitement of teaching first grade. It is a year of wondrous growth.

I received my Elementary Education degree from Augsburg College. I did graduate work at the University of Minnesota.

My teaching philosophy involves utilizing differentiated learning experiences to guide students toward achievement. Most importantly, I hope to create a classroom where students feel encouraged and have fun learning. 

Contact me at or at (612)668-7202. Thank You!

Daily Schedule

8:40-9:15   Morning work/Meeting

9:15- 10:15     Literacy Block

10:15 - 10:45   GLAD Block

10:45-11:10   Independent Reading

11:10-11:30.   Recess 

11:40-12:10 Lunch

12:15 - 1:10  Specialists

  • Day 1  Physical Education
  • Day 2  Media
  • Day 3  Music
  • Day 4  Pool
  • Day 5  Art
  • Day 6  Environmental Education

1:15 - 1:30   Author of the Month story 

1:30 - 2:00     Math

2:00-2:30.     Math Stations

2:30-2:45.    Star of the Week shares

2:45-2:55.    Read-a-Loud 

3:10    Dismissal


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