Ms. P. Dowden


Hello, My Name is Ms. Dowden.  I would like to welcome you to third grade! In our classroom, we strive to maintain a positive and supportive learning environment in which your child will grow academically as well as emotionally.  I believe each child learns differently.  One of my favorite stories is Ruby in Her Own Time by Jonathan Emmett.  It depicts the story of a young duckling who is the last of her siblings to learn how to fly, eat, and swim.  Eventually in her own time, Ruby is able to do all of these things exceptionally well. 

My goal this year to to teach, inspire, and motivate scholars to be life long learners and successful members of our community. I welcome you and your family as we learn, grow, and "bloom" together!