Degrees and Certifications:

Second Grade

Welcome to Mrs. Balsamo's Class!

This will be my 11th year of teaching and my second year in Port Neches-Groves ISD. I am very excited to begin and I look forward to a great year at Taft Elementary! Please feel free to contact me anytime by emailing me at or call the school at 962-2262.


    7:45 - 8:00 Morning Work
    8:00 - 9:00 Math
    9:00 - 10:00 Conference
    10:00 - 11:15 ELAR
    11:15 - 12:15 SAT TIME
    12:22 - 12:52 Lunch
    1:00 - 1:20 Recess
    1:20 - 2:15 Writing
    2:15 - 3:00 Science/Social Studies

  • Our school day begins at 7:50 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. Students will report to the gym first thing in the morning. Make sure your child is on time each day so they do not miss important instruction time. Please check binders for homework, spelling and vocabulary lists and initial behavior calendar daily. 


    Classroom Rules for Whole Brain Teaching!

    1. Follow directions quickly and quietly.

    2. Raise your hand for permission to speak.

    3. Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat.

    4. Make SMART choices.

    5. Keep your dear teacher happy. 

    6. Keep your eyes on the target.