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Melissa Cope

Kindergarten Teacher

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. ~ Albert Einstein

Welcome to Kindergarten

Salem School is a community of learners! As soon as you step through the doors of our beautiful brick school house, you will see and feel all the joy of learning that happens here! Especially in Kindergarten! Where we learn through play and exploration!
🐝Bee-ing a good citizen is how we learn and play together! Bee Respectful! Bee Responsible! Bee Safe!
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About Mrs. Cope

I love reading children's books and using my imagination to create new adventures!
I enjoy playing and watching tennis and field hockey. I am a huge Miami Dolphins fan!
My 2 children, Mae and Liam, always keep me and Mr. Cope busy! And my little yorkie Cosmo is always up for a game of fetch!
Education: Bachelor of Science from University of Rhode Island
                    Masters in Education from University of Bridgeport
Experience: 12 Years Teaching 
Years Working in Naugatuck Schools: 10 Years as a Kindergarten teacher

Wish List

Independence starts at home! Please encourage your kindergartener to be as independent as possible! By completing daily chores at home (such as picking up after themselves, getting themselves dressed, putting on their shoes, opening breakfast, lunch and snack packs, playing games and following the rules) we can continue that independence at school (by putting coats on and off and hanging them in their lockers, working hard on tasks without giving up, being able to find appropriate materials by themselves and using them appropriately) and make our little learners respectful, responsible, and safe citizens! 
If your child struggles with certain clothing, please try a different option to wear to school if possible!
Please refer to our class schedule and weekly newsletter throughout the year so students are prepared for gym, library, homework, and other special activities!
Be on time for our school day to start and at dismissal!
Let's talk! As often as you or I need! Email anytime, or use our communication log that is always in your child's folder.
Check your child's folder everyday! Talk to your child about what is in the folder and all the wonderful things they did that day! Ask your child guiding questions that require more than a yes/no answer. For example: What was the best part of your day? What book did you read today? What book did your teacher read today? What did you write about? What did you do in your special today?
Hand sanitizer and baby wipes are always welcome as donations!