Mrs. Dolby

Mrs. Dolby

About Me: I am originally from Western New York, but I have been living in North Carolina for 13 years. I have been teaching for 13 years. My experience is in EC, first grade, third grade, and as a Literacy Coach. I look forward to having an amazing year at Shady Brook. Currently, I live in Rockwell with my husband and daughter.

Colleges Attended/Degrees Earned: 
Suny Geneseo

Undergraduate Degree in Special Education & Elementary Education. 
Nova Southeastern University
Masters Degree in Reading

Educational Philosophy: I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, nurturing, and challenging atmosphere in which students can grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially.

What We Are Learning:

RL 3.1

Ask and Answers Q

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

RL 3.3

Characters and  Actions

Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events

RL 3.9

C/C Texts by Author

Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series)

RI 3.5

Using Text Features/Illustr.:

Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.

RI 3.7

Using Text Features/Illustr.:

Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).

RL 3.7

Using Text Features/Illustr.:

Explain  how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).



Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity.


Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value,properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.


3 L 1

Understand human body systems and how they are essential for life: protection, movement and support

3 L 1.1

Compare the different functions of the skeletal and muscular system.

3 L 1.2

Explain why skin is necessary for protection and for the body to remain healthy.

Social Studies: 


Understand how events, individuals and ideas have influenced the history of local and regional communities.


Explain key historical events that occurred in the local community and regions over time.


Analyze the impact of contributions made by diverse historical figures in local communities and regions over time.