Third Grade

Third grade – Mrs. Joy McLaurine

Hello, my name is Joy McLaurine and I have been a Sandpiper for over twenty years.  I love teaching third grade at the beach school.  I began my teaching career in Texas before moving to Florida.  As a native Floridian, I was glad to be back.  I took a leave of absence from teaching for six years to celebrate the birth of my son, Reddon, who was also a student at PBES.

I have served in several positions at PBES – school counselor, special education teacher, and classroom teacher.  I believe that ‘nothing is worth more than this day’.  I LOVE science and my class is busy with many hands-on activities.  Exploring and discovery are interwoven into my curriculum.

My 3rd-grade quote and way of living: “May you always have sand in your shoes and a shell in your pocket” (anonymous) captures my delight in teaching at PBES.

2023-2024 3rd Grade Supply List