Mrs. Downs

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. I have been at Woodrow since 2004 and teaching third grade since 2006. 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.

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:     
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

  • Reading: We will be reading "Incredible Stories" and begin to Ask and Answer questions about the text we are reading. We will also read Informational Text about a 10,000 Year Old Baby!
  • Writing: We will begin the year by writing Personal Narratives about our summer.
  • Math: We will continue to build our number sense and then dive into addition and subtraction of larger numbers. 


  • Science: We will learn about the Human Body and how it works and how it helps us. 
  • Social Studies: We will learn about the history of Kannapolis as well as our local government. 

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!



September 29: Half Day
October 26: Half Day and Last day of the quarter
October 27: No School for students