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 are currently learning about Point of View, and how our Point of View can be different from or the same as the author or narrator. We will soon begin learning Main Idea and integrating Science (Earth, Moon, and Sun). We will be reading books by my favorite author, Patricia Polacco. And ending the quarter with Poetry. 
  • Writing: Since we are learning about Point of View, Opinion writing goes along with it. We will be writing about our Opinions. 
  • Math: We have been studying Geometry and the attributes of polygons. Also finding the perimeter of polygons. We will soon be working with time and finding elapsed time and then... MULTIPLICATION!!! 


  • Science: We will integrate science with our ELA block and learn about the Earth/Moon/and Sun. 
  • Social Studies: We will be studying different cultures around the world.  

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 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!


Nov. 10- No School
Nov 22-24 No School
Dec. 7 Trip to ALB for The Nutcracker AND Winter Concert at 6:30 at WW
Dec. 19 Movie at the GEM
Dec. 21-Jan 1 No School, Holiday Break
Jan 2- MCLASS testing window opens
Jan. 12- End of 2nd Quarter