Mrs. Barker

Third Grade

Mrs. Barker

Hello, My name is Shana Barker and I am so thrilled to be the Third Grade teacher here at Shaffer Elementary! I graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication and Science Disorders in 2014. I then went on to receive my multiple subjects teaching credential from CSU, Chico in 2015. This is my third year here at Shaffer and I just love our little school! Thank you for making me feel at home and I look forward to an amazing 2017-2018 school year.

About Our Class

In third grade we like to practice the Shaffer ROCKS rules. We try to always be Respectful, On Task, Cooperative, Kind, and Safe. 


Third grade is an exciting year full of learning. Students will be expanding their skills in reading and really focusing on comprehension. They will be writing creative narratives, engaging informational essays, and educated opinion pieces. In math, students will develop various methods to multiply and divide numbers through 12 and become more understanding of fractions among other things. We will learn about life, physical, and earth science. In third grade, we also learn about our local history and government.


Homework: Please expect your child to bring home a homework folder every Monday. Homework folders are due on Friday. In your child’s homework folder you will find: daily math homework, spelling word list, vocabulary word list, reading logs, book report assignments (due monthly), and family time assignments (due monthly).


Please feel free to contact me anytime and don’t hesitate to come visit us in the classroom!

Contact Me

Phone: (530) 254-6577 ext. 4825

Book Reports

Book reports are based off of books the students have checked out from the library. Students should turn in one book report a month. Each month your child will bring home directions and a rubric for their book report. Their book report is due the last Friday of each month starting in September.

If you are unable to provide your child with supplies to complete book report projects, please let me know, I have extra supplies in the classroom that are available for the students.