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Lauren Downs
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phone: 704-933-2935

Welcome to My Third Grade Classroom

Hello, my name is Lauren Downs. I am a third grade teacher at Woodrow Wilson Elementary in Kannapolis, NC. This is my 13th year at Woodrow Wilson and 11th year as a third grade teacher. I have lived all over the northern United States, Boston MA, Buffalo NY, Pittsburgh PA, and Cleveland OH. I currently live in Harrisburg with my husband Jared, our daughter Sadie, and our dog Tugger.

College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:
BA Psychology Hiram College, Hiram, OH
Teaching Licensure Program UNCC, Charlotte,
NC Masters Degree Reading UNCC, Charlotte, NC

Educational Philosophy/Vision:     
Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE
The word itself says I'M POSSIBLE!

It's ok to not know.  It's not ok to not try.

Do the right thing... Even when no one is looking.

Fair isn't everybody getting the SAME thing...
Fair is everybody getting what they need to be SUCCESSFUL.


Woodrow Wilson Student Pledge:
"At Woodrow Wilson all Eagles will, Be RESPONSIBLE, Be RESPECTFUL, Be SAFE, And ALWAYS TRY OUR BEST."  

Behavior Policies and Agreements

WHAT ARE WE DOING IN THE MONTH OF May/June?
  • Reading: It is the end of the year and we are focusing this month on reviewing all of the standards in Literature and Informational texts that we have learned all year.
  • Writing: We will finish our unit on imaginative narrative for the quarter.
  • Math: We are reviewing all of our standards taught this year in math getting ready for the EOG!

     

  • Science: Our final unit is on Force and Motion for the year. 
  • Social Studies: We will finish the year studying about economics.

What you can do at home:

  • Encourage your child to read for at least 20 minutes each night.
  • Have your child complete their nightly homework which should be turned in by Friday.
  • Ask your child about TQPSA and how it can help with answering questions about reading passages.
  • Ask your child about CUBES and how it can help with answering math word problems.
  • Encourage your child to use MobyMax or Dreambox at home on a tablet or computer. This is a fun way for them to continue their learning at home!

DATES TO REMEMBER!!!

May 2: Discovery Education Reading test (this is an exemption test for summer school)

May 4: Discovery Education Math Test

May 15-17: TRC 3D Reading test (this is an exemption for summer school)

May 18-19: EOG PRACTICE

May 31: EOG READING

June 1: EOG MATH

June 2: EOG Makeup

June 9: Awards ceremony 11:00 then lunch with student

June 9: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!