About Ms. Melograna

 Hello everyone! I’m Ms. Melograna. I grew up in New Jersey, but have called the PNW home for 6 years. I earned my B.S. in elementary education at Appalachian State University, my M.S. in curriculum and instruction for literacy at American College of Education, and I am a National Board Certified Teacher. This will be my 10th year teaching. I spent 4 of those years teaching abroad.

I love to travel! I’ve been to 50 states and 35 countries.  In my free time, I like to cook, get outdoors, and read. 

I’m excited about our year together in 4th grade. I have some creative lessons planned! I believe that learning should be FUN and educational. 




Homework is to take no longer than 45 minutes per night (Monday-Thursday). Weekends are for family time, reading, catching up or reviewing work if necessary.

Homework tips:

Always check your planner for upcoming assignments, due dates, and events.

Math: work on the Must Do Problems and then work on the May Do Problems if you have time. (About 15 minutes per night).

Eureka's website: https://greatminds.org/

Helpful Homework Videos https://embarc.online/course/index.php?categoryid=6

Reading: 20 minutes per night. I suggest reading a variety of genres. It can be beneficial for students to share reading with family members both as a reader and as a listener. One way for you to do that is to alternate pages. You read a page, your child reads a page. 

At times…other subject areas (science, writing, or social studies), projects, paperwork, study sheets, unfinished classwork, and/or star student work may be assigned. (About 10-15 minutes)