I taught five years in a traditional classroom setting teaching both 2nd and 3rd grades. In addition, I have 4 years homeschooling experience teaching 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades.
I love teaching integrated curriculum that allows for differentiated instruction. I enjoy using hands-on center activities whenever possible. I thrive on finding fun ways to connect everything to literature if I can!
While I have no official honors or awards I can claim. I feel honored most by the students and families that have remained a part of my life for so many years. One of the true gifts of teaching young children is getting to watch who they become once they leave your classroom.
Earned my BA from University of California, Santa Barbara and my Teaching Credential from San Jose State University.
Howdy! Who is Mom2Punkerdoo? I am a 40-something wife, mother, native Californian turned Texan, wannabe photographer, occasional scrapbooker, teacher turned homeschool parent, Facebook addict, Disney freak, pet lover, and an aspiring runner who loves to throw a good party!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Fractions, Graphing, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, International Baccalaureate, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Phonics