Welcome to Mrs. Griffin's website

Mrs. Griffin's Third Grade Class

Welcome to my third grade website.

Parents, here you will find homework assignments, information on our class, and lists of things your child will need.  I have also included articles for you to read.


I lived in West Plains, Missouri until I was married in 1969 to the love of my life, Mike. We moved to Texas when my husband was drafted into the military; We liked Texas and decided to stay.  We have two children, our daughter is 33 and our son is 29.  Mike and I recently celebrated our 39th anniversary!


I have a secondary degree in Social Studies and Psychology from Southwest Missouri State University in MO. I have an elementary certification from Mary Hardin Baylor University in Belton, TX. I have a masters in education from University of Houston at Clear Lake.  I have taught kindergarten, GED, reading 1-6, second and third grade.  

I have lived in Channelview 32 years. I've taught third grade for twelve years, and second grade for eight years. 

I think my greatest accomplishments were: In 1994, I was selected to be in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, and in 2003 I was nominated to be Teacher of the Year at McMullan Primary.  And in 2008 I made "Teacher of the Year" at my school!

My hobbies are collecting old coal oil lanterns, clocks, and reading. I collect lots of books for my students and myself.  I also seem to collect lots of clutter.

MISSION FOR THE CLASS OF 2007-2008- To create an environment for meaningful and interesting learning activities for my students and to build a firm foundation for the skills needed to succeed in third grade. To develop good work-study skills that will empower students as self-directed, creative, lifelong learners and responsible citizens. These skills will then be used in third grade to make the foundation even firmer, and promote success on the TAKS Test.