Dear Students, Parents and Guardians:
Welcome to Pasemann! Welcome to First Grade! And welcome to an amazing year!
My name is Michael Burnett and I’ll be your child’s teacher this year. This is my second year at Naomi Pasemann Elementary and my 9th year teaching in Texas. Prior to coming to Texas, I taught overseas in Japan and the Dominican Republic. I was born and educated in Canada so you might – possibly! – catch a slight Ontario twang in my accent.
My wife and I have lived in Taylor for six years now. We have a 4-year-old daughter, a 1-year-old son, and a giant dog named Clementine who chews up everything in sight! I spent the summer in full-time dad mode this year, so my usual summer DIY projects happily fell by the wayside, replaced by visits to the library, walks around the park, and lots and lots of tidying….
1st grade is truly a special a year when we see a blossoming in reading and mathematics skills. As a teacher, it is thrilling to work with students as they gain independence as readers and develop a true love of books. Mathematics is equally exciting as we work on many of the foundational skills that are the basis for future learning.
We can support our students by maintaining strong parent-teacher communications throughout the year. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email, phone, note, or Classroom Dojo, and I will get back to you ASAP.
I am looking forward to the year ahead – it is going to be terrific!!