Bakke, 1st

Welcome to Mrs. Bakke's 1st Grade! 


Welcome to Room 4! Our classroom is located just up the stairs from the play structure on the lower playground. I am excited to meet you and your child on August 23rd. Here's a little bit of my background: 

I grew up in East County and live in El Cajon.  I have 3 adult children. Dana, 25, attends the University of New Hampshire where she is completing her Master's Degree and working as a Teacher's Assistant.  Garrett is 22 and attending Grossmont College.  Claire is 19 and a junior at Lewis and Clark College.  My husband, Victor is a mechanical engineer.  We have two fur babies.  Toast, a black and white and spoiled cat and Gator, my haflinger horse.

I love teaching first grade! This will be my 7th year teaching first grade at Pepper Drive.  This year promises to be a year of academic growth and social maturity.  I will work to meet your child's individual needs and celebrate successes.

Tell me a little about your student by filling out this form!

Contact me at [email protected]

Recommended Every Day Supply List:

Lightweight jacket or sweatshirt. Even though it is hot outside, students often feel chilly in the AC! (Labeled with their name, please!)

Water bottle. The bottle does not have to be huge, they can refill. (Labeled with their name, please!)

Backpack (Labeled with their name, please!)

Healthy snack for recess that your child can open. If sent in non-disposable container(s), label with their name, please!

Other Supplies:

If you would like to buy your student supplies, please see the (Optional) Recommended Desk Supply List below, which is what your child will have room for in their desk. I will provide each child with a zippered pouch to store these supplies.  Please do not send pencil boxes or pouches. You can bring desk supplies in a Ziploc or grocery bag. Please note that if you choose to send additional materials beyond the recommended list, they will be added to a community supply box so that your student and others can use them throughout the year. The number one item on the list that is REALLY helpful to have is the headphones.

Recommended Desk Supply List:


Headphones (over ear, not earbuds --- the ones provided by the school break easily and don't last!)

Students will be receiving new iPads this year!  If you are purchasing new headphones, consider purchasing a set with the USB-C plug.  The new iPads will be coming with adapters, so no worries if you already have the "old" style. FYI, it is my understanding that the adapters are to remain at school.

Box of Crayola markers (10 count, broadline)

Box of Crayola colored pencils (12 or 24 count)

Black Sharpie permanent marker (fine point not ultrafine)

Black Expo/whiteboard marker (ultrafine)

No. 2 pencils (sharpened if possible)

Glue stick

Box of crayons (not more than 24 count) The school provides these, so only if you want to!

Scissors (I have plenty in the classroom, so only if you really want to!)

Classroom Donation List:

Black Sharpie permanent markers (fine point not ultrafine)


Over the ear headphones


Please do not send additional boxes of crayons or pencil boxes/pouches.