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Welcome to Mrs. Melissa's class! 

We are going to have so much fun learning and growing together this year! I cannot wait to meet all of my new parents and students! 

Please take a moment to browse our class website. The links at the top of the page have lots of information for you about our classroom. Check out the announcements link often to get the newest updates! Also remember to sign up for our classroom Remind. Check the link at the top of the page for that info.


About Our Class 

This is a self-contained Special Education class, but it operates very similar to a typical classroom. Much like the general education classrooms at LPS, we have a daily routine that includes Morning Meeting, literacy, math, writing stations, calendar time, snack, lunch, activity, recess, etc.However, because we have a smaller class size we can provide academic instruction for our students in smaller groups with more teacher support. We can diversify instruction based on each student's specific needs and ensure that every student receives a great education.

The stations will focus on Phonics, Reading, Writing, Math, Fine and Gross Motor Skills, and Life Skills. The Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards and each student's IEP goals will be reflected in these stations. We will also be continuously working on social, behavioral, communication, and emotional skills during the day.

Every student in my classroom will also be given opportunities to socialize and learn with their typical peers in a general education setting on a daily basis. The amount of time spent in the general education classroom may differ based on each student's needs and abilities, but we will work every day to make more progress in this area so that transition is smooth and beneficial.

My main goal as your child's teacher is to help them grow as a person, and to facilitate that growth with an abundance of educational opportunities that meet their personal needs. I feel truly blessed to be given the privilege of working with your child!