Christine Downing

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Christy Downing
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Hi! Welcome to 5th Grade! My name is Christy Downing. This is my 15th year of teaching: 12 years at Valley Intermediate/Pelham Ridge (5th grade), 2 years in Hoover (5th grade), and 1 year in Kindergarten. I currently reside in Pelham. I love spending time with my adorable nephew, Charlie, and my spunky pocket beagle, Blaze. I am a HUGE Alabama fan... ROOOOOLLLL Tide! I also root for my alma mater, the U.A.B. Blazers. I love traveling and spending time with family and friends. 


While I love teaching all subjects, I would have to say that I have a passion for math and science. Making math and science activities hands-on for students helps fuel their passion for learning and retaining important information for a lifetime. I promote cooperative learning, critical thinking, productive struggle, and the 7 Habits.