Hello! I'm Bonnie Laabs. This is my fifth year teaching science in St. Paul Public Schools. I have a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Ed, from Concordia University, and a Masters Degree in Education Administration from St. Mary's University. I earned a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Minnesota last spring!
I am a co-teacher at Hamline Elementary and Jie Ming. Please see the links to my Hamline pages on the right of this page.
I am very inspired by STEM education. Engineering is my favorite to teach, and well, anything with animals. I am very excited to be at Hamline getting students excited about Science and Engineering!
In my spare time, I love to play hockey. I also enjoy photography, learning more about Science, and coaching Lego League.
A Quick Look At The Year
Kindergarten will be learning about weather, properties of matter, plants, animals and identifying living and no living things.
First grade will be learning about air, weather, motion, and earth materials (rocks and soil).
Second grade will be learning about the properties of matter, life cycle of plants and animals, and habitats.
Third grade we will be learning about the structures and functions of plants and animals, astronomy, light, sound, rocks and minerals.
Fourth grade we will learn about magnetism, electricity, heat, the human immune system, states of matter and water.
Fifth grade will be learning about experimental design, ecosystems, motion, slow and fast earth processes and identifying renewable and non-renewable energy and material resources.