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 28 years

Taught First through Eighth Grades


This is my tenth year in the DeSoto County School System, and my eighth year at Overpark Elementary. However, this is my twenty-eighth 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. Six years ago I earned recognition as a National Board Certified teacher.

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




Distance Learning

VIP students will be using Schoology for distance learning. Click on the link below and use the login information from the VIP packet.




For more classroom information. Click the link below.


Class Schedule

8:40- School begins- tardies begin after 8:40

8:45- Morning Meeting

9:05- Restroom Break

9:10- Making Meaning

9:30- Language/Grammar

9:45- Ready Reading

10:00- Being A Writer

10:15- Restroom Break

10:20- Activity

(M-PE; T-Music; W-Computer; Th-KArt; Fri-Library)

11:05- Handwashing Break

11:10- Lunch

11:40- Bathroom Break

11:45- Math

12:35- Literacy/Math Stations

1:25- Restroom Break

1:35- Recess/VIP

1:55- Handwashing Break

2:00- Snack

2:05- Charlotte’s Web reading/Intervention/VIP

3:00- Bathroom Break and pack up

3:15- Dismissal


3:15               Dismiss                     


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