Mrs. Patricia Tinker
3rd Grade Teacher
Patricia Tinker

About the Teacher/Welcome Msg

Welcome to Mrs. Tinker's 3rd Grade!

Let's make this year an Adventure in Learning!!


My years of experience make me want to be a better teacher each new year.

National Board Certified 26 years

Taught First through Eighth Grades


This is my eighth year in the DeSoto County School System, and my sixth year at Overpark Elementary. However, this is my twenty-sixth year of teaching. I have taught First Grade through Eighth Grade. I taught first grade for thirteen years before moving to DeSoto County. In DeSoto County I taught second grade before moving to third grade for two years.

I have a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of West Alabama, and I received my B.S. from the University of Alabama. Four years ago I earned recognition as a National Board Certified teacher.

My wonderful family includes my husband, six daughters, three son-in-laws, and six fantastic grandchildren! I love football and coming from Alabama, I have to say Roll Tide!!

Class Schedule

8:05-8:25      Morning Routine/Centers

8:35-9:20     Instruction Time                      

9:20-10:05   Activity           

10:05-11:00   Instruction

11:00-11:25    Lunch

11:25-1:15      Instruction

1:15-1:35       Recess

1:35-3:15       Instruction        

 3:15-3:25      Dismissal


Reading and Phonics


This site has great remediation for Phonics and a few basic books.

Interesting facts

Practice basic facts as well as find facts on other subjects.


Math and Language Arts activities.

Spelling City

Practice Spelling Words

RAZ Kids

A paper with you child's log in will be sent home.

Math Practice

xtra math

Great Practice for facts!

Link for practice

Cool Math (all areas)

Math all areas

Math all facts

Math terms with visual

Math Playground

Features math games, math word problems, math worksheets, as well as other math activities.


Spelling City

Practice Spelling words.     

Class Calendar