Ms. Melanie
(and Ms. Lynne)
Room 119


Welcome to Kindergarten!
Kindergarteners have such an amazing enthusiasm for learning! We are able to see how much your children grow throughout the school year. We help children develop a true love of learning that they will carry with them as they move through the grades. We make learning fun! Every year is a new adventure with new students and new families and I can't wait to see what this year has instore!

A little about myself:
I graduated from The University of Delaware in 2002 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. This year will mark the beginning of my 7th year teaching full day kindergarten here at West Kingston. Prior to being a kindergarten teacher, I taught preschool for 4 years at Head Start in Westerly.

Currently, I live in Richmond with my husband and our 7 month old daughter. I love spending time with my family and watching our baby girl grow and make new discoveries every day!

Ms Lynne and I can't wait to meet you in August!


We are frequently asked about supplies that might be needed for school. The following are useful to have, but not required. You can scroll down to find our grade level list.

**Please Do Not Label Items**

Kindergarten Supply List
1 large back pack (no wheels)
*Please label w/childs name and bring on first day of school.
1 box quart size Ziploc bags (last names A-M)
1 box gallon size Ziploc bags (last names N-Z)
1 box of tissues
1 sponge
1 container of Elmer's glue
4 large Elmer's glue sticks
1 pkg Crayola markers (wide/classic colors)
1 pkg Crayola markers (thin/classic colors)
1 box Crayola crayons (24 count)
1 box of Crayola colored pencils (24 count)
1 box of Crayola water colors w/brush
2 dry erase markers
2 highlighters (multi-color) thin
1 tub of baby wipes (last name A-M)
1 pair of black socks (last name N-Z)

First Grade Supply List
1 back pack
1 pack glue sticks
1 hand sanitizer (last name A-M)
1 roll of paper towels (last name N-Z)
1 box gallon Ziploc bags (last name A-M)
1 box Kleenex (last name N-Z)
1 box wipes (last name A-M)
1 box Ziploc sandwich bags (last name N-Z)
1 pack stickers (last name A-M)
1 pair black socks (last name N-Z)
1 pkg. dry erase markers black

Grade 2 Student Supply List
1 back pack
1 box crayons (24)
24 pencils (#2 Ticonderoga, sharpened if possible)
4 glue sticks (large)
2 spiral bound, one subject notebooks
1 pair Fiskars scissors
1 eraser
1 supply case (plastic box or zipper 8x5)
1 box colored pencils
4 dry erase markers
1 large box tissues
1 small pencil sharpener

Third Grade Supply List
1 plastic pencil box 5x8
3 one subject spiral bound wide rules 8.5x11, 70 pg.
1 green, 1 red, 1 yellow (Do Not Label)
12 sharpened #2 pencils
1 box 12 color pencils
2 rectangular pink erasers
1 4-pack of yellow highlighters
1 box 1 gallon zip bags (for the class)
4 glue sticks (small)
4 low odor dry erase markers
1 box tissues (for the class)

Grade 4 Student Supply List
1 pencil box
1 box tissues (for class)
1 container of disinfectant wipes (for the class)
4 glue sticks
1 pair Fiskar scissors
8 dry erase markers & erasers
2 highlighters
1 pkg colored pencils
24 #2 pencils
2 sm pencil sharpeners
1 box colored markers
4 lg glue sticks
4 erasers
1 calculator
3 1-subject spiral notebooks, 70 pg., wide rule
1 green, 1 red, 1 blue (Do Not Label)
5 Two pocket folders
1 white, 1 yellow, 1 green, 2 blue (Do Not Label)