Mrs. Melissa Adams
1st Grade
Melissa Adams

Welcome to Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Lauren's 1st Grade Class

"The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

- Dr. Seuss


I am a graduate of Southaven High School. After graduating from SHS, I attended Northwest Community College. I played tennis at NWCC for two years before attending University of Mississippi. I have my bachelors degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in English and History. I graduated from U of MS in 2005. I will be starting my 15th year teaching 1st grade.


While completing my degree, I was a Special Ed assistant teacher for a Life Skills based class at DCMS. I have a lot of experience working with special needs kids. I love working with all types of learners. I completed my student teaching in 1st grade at Southaven Elementary. I had the privilege of being hired to teach 1st grade under the leadership of Lenore Turner at Southaven Elem. I taught there for 7 years before transferring to DeSoto Central Primary. I am now starting my 8th year here at DCPS. I love what I do and I hope to bring that out in my students.  We all learn in different ways! I am challenged everyday to find out which ways work best for each child and that is what I love! I look forward to working and growing your child into a life long learner! Thank you for allowing me to teach your little blessing.


I have been married for 16 years to my husband Brandon. We are very blessed with two sons, Mason who is 10 and Dylan who is 9. Mason is in 5th grade and Dylan is in 4th grade. These two very active, energetic boys keep us very busy. We also have a very spoiled, rescued kitty named Tux. When I have free time (What's that?), I enjoy playing tennis, shopping, making crafts with my Cricut machine, swimming, working on new ideas for my class and most importantly spending time with my husband and sons. I am truly blessed with a wonderful, supportive family and an awesome job!

Class Schedule

1:50-2:40 Activity 



There are 4 bathroom breaks scheduled throughout the day!


Activity Schedule

Monday- Computer

Tuesday- Library

Wednesday- Music 





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May 18-21
Weekly Skills



Below you will find an outline of objectives for the week. We have included some links with videos, resources, and/or worksheets to help go along with each topic. We want to be clear that you are not expected to do it ALL. These are simply just suggestions that we know will help benefit your child during this time of distance learning. Thank you all again for everything you are doing at home to ensure that your child is still learning every day. We appreciate you!

First Grade Teachers



Please remember no juices, cokes, or Capri Suns for snack. Only water please!

*If your child's transportation changes, we will need it in writing. We do not take the child's word for it.

Our school policy: It is our desire to preserve a healthy environment for all of our students; therefore, it is imperative that the following procedure is followed:

If a student develops a fever or vomiting while at school, the parent will be called. The student must be picked up as he/she will be unable to remain in the classroom.Please DO NOT send your child to school if he/she has a fever or has been vomiting prior to the start of school. Please DO NOT give them medicine for fever to “get them through the morning” and send them to school. The medicine wears off around lunch time when we have to call you…also, all of the other students have then been exposed to whatever virus a sick child may have and we do not want the sick child to pick up any other illness while at school. Please be courteous and keep sick children at home. The child is to be fever-free (without the use of fever reducing medication) for 24 hours before returning to school.

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There are a few additional items we could always use for our classroom. Any items that could be given to us, will be greatly appreciated:

  • paper towels
  • HP 63 Black and Color Ink
  • Stickers
  • wrapped candy (NO GUM)
  • play-dough
  • small flashlights


Class Calendar
May 18 Plans