Mrs. Maria Dowden
Welcome to Mrs. Dowden’s Kindergarten class! During this exciting year of incredible growth and exploration, the Kinders learn to follow God in all that they think, say, and do! Our classroom setting focuses on developmentally appropriate learning activities and hands on classroom centers with manipulatives, experiments, and creative activities designed to help each child explore all subject areas. Each week we focus on a Sound of the Week in our phonics-based program as we strengthen our pre-reading and writing skills.
Our Kinders enjoy their weekly special classes in Music, Computers, Library, Spanish, Art and Physical Education. The Kinders also enjoy visiting our Lab Learner to explore the wonderful world of Science! We celebrate each child’s uniqueness through our Star of the Week activities, which include taking home our class pal, Kinder Bear and his special journal. We love getting together with our Sixth Grade Prayer Partners for Friday Mass and enjoy the Fifth Graders who read to us each week!
The Kinders enjoy many special events during the year including our Valentine’s Day Post Office, Oxon Hill Farm and Christmas concert field trips, Butterfly Garden and Dr. Seuss Day! Our Kinders are always busy learning and exploring God’s beautiful world!