• Welcome to First Grade! I am so excited to be your child's teacher during this school year, first graders are the best! We will learn, laugh, and grow together in our classroom family! This is my twenty-fourth year of teaching elementary students. I have taught first, second, and fifth graders over the years as an educator. I have also worked as a District Reading Specialist for students in grades K-6. This will be my eighteenth year of teaching first grade...it's such an exciting grade for learners! My passion for teaching students continues to grow each year! I truly love being an educator and it feels wonderful to create a classroom community full of learning, trust, respect, equality, and responsibility. 

    When I am not teaching my wonderful little peanuts, I enjoy watching football, running, knitting, baking, and hiking or exploring Minnesota State Parks. I grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and spent my childhood running around outside playing with all kinds of animals. I will encourage your child to be active and to find interests in books and through writing experiences which can be related to their everyday lives.

    On the weekends, I love to cheer on the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers with family and friends. I have four nephews in Wisconsin that I see once a month and I absolutely adore those little boys! My family in Minnesota consists of an amazing husband, Matthew, and a miniature schnoodle named Lambeau. 

    Thank you for supporting your student's education! I am excited to work with you and your child for their growth and success. Together, we can help your child to have a wonderful year of learning in grade one!

  • Digital Day Schedule For Mrs. Hansen's Classroom:
    Please remember to send your child's PE shoes and library books on those assigned classroom days, thank you! :) 
    Day 1: PE & Music
    Day 2: Explorations
    Day 3: Music & Core
    Day 4: Media & PE
    Day 5: Art
  • Karenl.hansen@ahschools.us
     Learning~Every Child~Every Day 
    Karen L. Hansen
    First Grade Teacher
    Andover Elementary School
    14950 Hanson Blvd NW
    Andover, MN 55304