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

1:50-2:30 Activity 



There are 4 bathroom breaks scheduled throughout the day!


Activity Schedule

Monday- Computer

Tuesday- Library

Wednesday- Music 




February 18-21

Weekly Skills


Reading-  TSW recall books read to them. They will work on visualizing pictures in our head when books are read to them. We will also be working on vocabulary words and sight words.

English- TSW work on creating contractions..

Writer's Workshop- TSW research different topics and write nonfiction writing pieces. 

Math- TSW work on place value and adding 10 to numbers. 

Spelling- Spelling is changing this semester. We will now not only have our 12 spelling words, your child will be given 3 "fresh words" which will be words that aren't on the list but will focus on the sound for the week. The sound this week is short e and long a spelled /ea/



-Reading comp sheet

-Math sheet

-Choose 7 spelling words and write a sentence with each one. Make sure each sentence has a least 6 words.

-Study Sight Words

Sight word Olympics will be tested this week as well.

Announcements & Reminder

Please make sure you visit my website every weekend. It is usually updated by Sunday night at the latest!

Feb. 20- Class Pictures

Please be collecting box tops as well.

Please don't forget to bring a snack and water everyday.

Wear tennis shoes on P.E. on Thursday

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