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 3.6

Form Point of View

Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

RI 3.6

Form Point of View

Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.

RI 3.4

Determining Meaning

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

RL 3.4

Determining Meaning

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

RI 3.2

Main Idea

Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

RI 3.3


Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.


W 3.1

Opinion Writing

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

  1. Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.

  2. Provide reasons that support the opinion.

  3. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.

  4. Provide a concluding statement or section.



Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.


Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation

strategies including rounding. Note: Multiplication and division will be introduced in Unit 5.

Note: This standard is limited to problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers; students should know how to perform operations in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order.


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.

Note: A range of algorithms may be used.


Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.



Compare the structures of the Earth’s surface using models or three-dimensional diagrams.


Compare Earth’s saltwater and freshwater features (including oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, and glaciers).


Compare Earth’s land features (including volcanoes, mountains, valleys, canyons, caverns, and islands) by using models, pictures, diagrams, and maps.

Social Studies: 


Compare languages, foods and traditions of various groups living in local and regional communities


Exemplify how various groups show artistic expression within the local and regional communities.


Use non-fiction texts to explore how cultures borrow and share from each other (foods, languages, rules, traditions and behaviors).