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    Welcome to 1HK's website!
    We are so excited to be a part of Sunrise Elementary! We have been team teaching together for 17 years, at Oxbow Creek Elementary. This is the 21st year in the Anoka-Hennepin District for both of us as well. We have taught Kindergarten, first and second grades. We look forward to all of the adventures and learning that await each of you in 1st grade!
     
    Mrs. Hjelle - I live in Andover with my husband, Aaron. I have three children, Noah is a junior at the U of M, Hannah is a junior in high school, and Elijah is in 8th grade. I also have 3 rescue dogs; a German Shepard - Leo, a Black Lab mix - Sophie, and our 1 year old puppy - Koda. I graduated from Ottawa University with my Elementary Education degree and then received my Master's degree in Literacy. Reading and writing are my passions and helping students get excited, learn, and grow in their literacy journey gives me such joy. During my free time I stay busy with my family. I also enjoy the outdoors, gardening, playing tennis, and of course, reading!
     
    Ms. Kaehn - I live in Blaine. I have a son Ethan who will be a sophomore at Blaine High School. My daughter Maren will be attending Gustavus Adolphus as a freshman this coming school year.  I have a Morkiepoo named Louie who also adds to the fun! I graduated with my Elementary Education degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. I received my Master's degree from Winona State in Elementary Teaching and Learning. I love teaching math, thinking about math, and getting our youngest learners to see how fun math can be! During my free time I enjoy being with my family, anything outdoors, crafting, and cheering on our Minnesota teams!
     
    Thank you for supporting your student's education! We are excited to work with your child and watch their growth. Together we can help your child achieve success! 
     
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    Heather Hjelle and Kari Kaehn
    1st Grade
    Sunrise Elementary
    12576 Lever St. NE, Blaine, MN 55449
    heather.hjelle@ahschools.us
    kari.kaehn@ahschools.us
    763-433-5041
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