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K - 5th
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4315 31st Ave S
Minneapolis 55406
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9:10am - 3:40pm
Monday - Friday

Mr. Tifft

1st Grade - Mr. Tifft


Welcome to Room #110! 

My name is Larry Tifft and I am glad to have your child in my class.  I grew up in a small town in Iowa called Nora Springs, which is about ten miles east of Mason City.  In 1989, I graduated from the U of M with a degree in Speech Communications.  After working for several years, I decided to become a teacher and attended weekend college at the College of St. Catherine.  I graduated from there in 1996.

I have been teaching first grade at Northrop since February 1998.  Some of my hobbies include traveling, comic book collecting, flipping through and buying vinyl albums at record stores, going to live music, and always on the search a good hamburger. I currently live near the Riverview theater with my husband, John and our dog, Maggie.  In January of 2021, I became a part time internet radio Dj. The station is called Voyager Radio and is based out of the U.K. You can catch my shows usually from 10:00 to noon on Saturdays and Sundays, at  

First grade is a very exciting grade. Students really start to take off in their reading, writing, and math skills. We also work with science kits like organisms and electricity. The first grade team is excited to continue with the Groves curriculum we started last year. Groves is a phonemic awareness/phonics based program. We will also be introducing a new math curriculum called Bridges. 

First graders in my class will learn about family diversity. We will discuss how families are the same and different as well as sharing things about our own families. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at or call me at school 612-668-4520.


Student resource links:

Clever Lexia Core 5, Dream Box

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4315 31st Ave S
Minneapolis 55406
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