Welcome to room 206!
My baby and me (when I had hair)

This is my third year on staff at Burroughs. It is my pleasure to work with you in helping your second-grader become the best she/he can be. I've been teaching in Minneapolis since 1996 and have taught grades 1-3, but the majority of those years was with 2nd grade. I received both my BS and MEd from the University of Minnesota.  

Second grade will bring about massive changes in your little one. It is an incredible year of academic, social, emotional, and physical growth. The skills and habits your child learned in previous years really start to bloom in second grade. Through hands-on learning experiences, evidence-based reasoning, speaking and listening skills, and use of the scientific method they build upon the foundations of reading, writing, thinking, and computation they worked so hard on in years past.

My commitment to you is to provide a physically and psychically safe environment in which your child will learn to discover and develop hidden gifts, take risks in communicating with others, assume responsibility for his/her own learning, and apply the necessary citizenship skills they'll need to help them be confident and competent in our increasingly global community. 

Please come back to this website often (as well as Mr. Janssen's) and click the links on the right sidebar. There you will find useful resources for helping your child at home as well as archives of our tri-weekly newsletters.

The easiest way to reach me is Michael.Templeton@mpls.k12.mn.us.