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Mrs. Melissa Cox

Melissa Cox

1st Grade Teacher

(334) 361-6400

Courses Taught:

1st Grade All Subjects

Welcome to 1st Grade!

All About Mrs. Cox:

My name is Melissa Cox and I am excited to be teaching first grade at Daniel Pratt Elementary School!  I moved to Prattville as an Air Force brat back in junior high.  After graduating from Prattville High School (GO LIONS!) in 1996, I attended Troy State University (now Troy University) and graduated in 2000.  The next week, I married my husband, David, and moved to Columbus, Georgia.  We came back the next year and settled in to "The Preferred Community" for good.  Right in the middle of graduate school, we had the first of two daughters, Hannah, in 2005.  Emma joined us in 2007.  Hannah is a senior and Emma is a sophomore at Prattville High School.  Both of our girls attended 1st through 6th grade at Daniel Pratt.  I love teaching first grade and look forward to what I will learn from the students every day!

Educational Background:

1996                 Graduated from Prattville High School

2000                 Graduated from Troy State University with a BS in Early Childhood Education

2006                 Graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery with a MS in Early Childhood Education


2000-2001         Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School (Columbus, GA): 4th Grade, All Subjects

2001-2006         Autaugaville School (Autaugaville, AL): Kindergarten, All Subjects

2006-Present   Daniel Pratt Elementary School: 1st Grade, All                         Subjects

Class Schedule

Mrs. Cox’s Class Schedule



7:45-8:15     Homeroom/CharacterEducation/Breakfast

8:15-8:55         RISE Academy (Literacy Intervention)

8:55-10:50       Whole Group Reading/Spelling

                   Small Group Rotations

                     Brain Break

                   Language Arts/Grammar/Writing

10:50-11:00       Calendar Time

11:00-11:16        RISE Academy (Math Intervention)

11:16-11:39        Lunch

11:39-11:50       RISE Academy (Math Intervention)

11:50-12:20      Math Whole Group

12:20-1:05        Math Small Groups

1:10-1:50          P.E.

1:55-2:10         Snack

2:10-2:50      Science/Social Studies

2:50-3:05         Character Ed./Wrap-Up/Dismissals


Wednesday @ 9:15-10:00      Music

Thursday @ 9:15-9:45         Library


Word Lists

Online Resources


Wish List

Construction Paper

Colored Copy Paper

White Card Stock

Dry Erase Markers

AA Batteries

AAA Lithium Batteries

Lysol Disinfectant Spray

Clorox Wipes

Paper Towels


Ziploc bags (snack size, quart, gallon)