Amy Hisaw
1st Grade

About the Teacher/Welcome Msg

This will be my 17th year teaching first grade for Desoto County Schools.  I taught first grade for 14 years at Southaven Elementary. This will be my third year teaching first grade at Desoto Central Primary. I graduated from the University of Mississippi in May 2004 with a degree in Elementary Education. I really enjoy working with children. I live in Southaven with my husband, Wesley. We have two sons, Jacob and Austin, and a spoiled rescue dog, Zoe.  I am looking forward to making this a great and successful year! I will do anything that I can and need to do to make this year as easy and fun as possible! Please feel free to contact me by email.  Also, please feel free to write me a note and send it in your child's daily folder. I will get back with you as soon as possible. Thank you and let's have a fabulous first grade year!

Activity Schedule.                                               

1:05 - 1:45                                                                                           

Monday  - Computer

Tuesday - Library

Wednesday - Music

Thursday - P.E.

Friday - Art


 Recess Schedule

9:20 - 9:40

Lunch Schedule

11:00 - 11:25

Snack Schedule

Daily 2:35 - 2:50

Students need to bring a snack from home and a bottled water to drink..


Dismissal Schedule:

Monday - Thursday 3:05

Friday 1:05


Weekly Skills for Jan. 25-29


Reading:  TSW develop listening/comprehension skills while the teacher reads a book. TSW will recall details of the story, understand what an author and illustrator do, and answer comprehension questions.  We will discuss the problem and solution in fiction books.  We will be discussing the setting of the story.

Math:  We will be reviewing place value and greater than, less than, and equal to.  We will be introducing adding 2 digit numbers plus 1 digit numbers and 2 digit numbers without regrouping.

English: TSW learn about contractions.

Spelling: sly, cry, fry, sky, by, shy, try, light, night, thigh, once, were

We have  3 fresh words on our weekly spelling test.  These words will use the phonics sounds for the week and the rules we have taught.  These words will not be pretaught and students will not hear them until we take the test.

We have dictated sentences with previously taught words.  It will include capitalization and punctuation.

Our tests are on Friday each week.

Writing:  We will be doing opinion writing on a topic of their choice.

Important Dates

January 19- $6.25 Device fee due along with device paperwork


January 29- 100th Day of School  (Dress like you are 100 years old!)

February 12- Student Holiday

February 15- President's Day Holiday

March 15-19- Spring Break


Supply List 


  • 1 pair Fiskar scissors, 5 ’’ blunt tip
  • 4 boxes of Crayola crayons, 24 count
  • 1 package of Ticonderoga pencils-24 count
  • 2 packages of  count bar erasers
  • 2 packages pencil top erasers
  • 1 nylon zipper pouch with clear front  
  • 1 wide ruled spiral notebook, 70 pages, any color
  •  1 package Crayola washable markers, classic colors, 10 count 
  •  4 VINYL folders (red, green, purple, and blue) with pockets and brads
  • 12 Elmer’s glue sticks 
  • 3 boxes of tissue, 100 count
  • 1’’, 3 ring binder with clear front
  • 2 containers of Clorox wipes
  • 1 marbled composition book, primary lined with space for illustration at top
  • 1 package of wide ruled loose leaf notebook paper

Boys Only:

  • 1 package clear page protectors, 25 count
  • 2 bottles of hand sanitizer
  • 1 box of quart size Ziploc bags, 50 count

Girls Only: 

  • 1 box of gallon storage Ziploc bags, 50 count
  • 1 package of baby wipes
  • 1 package of index cards, 4x6, 100 count









Please feel free to send us a note in your child's purple folder or message me on SchoolStatus with any questions or concerns. I also check my email several times throughout the day so these are my preferred methods of communication.


Complete at your own pace Monday - Thursday.  All homework is due on Friday morning.
-15 minutes on I-Ready Reading

-15 minutes on I-Ready Math

-Write a sentence with each spelling word.

-Listen to and read one book on Raz-Kids and take a quiz.

Please read on Raz-Kids as often as possible and practice Dolch sight words that are in your child's folder.  I also have links below for Fry sight words.  This will help your child become a stronger, more confident, and successful reader.  Please practice Math on Reflex at home to help your child become better at fast facts with addition and subtraction.

You have access to all of these great educational websites for reading and math :  Reflex Math, Math Seeds, Raz kids, Reading Eggs.

Wish List: 

*Amazon gift cards


*Happy meal toys

*Wrapped candy (no gum)

*HP 902 XL black ink

*Paper towels


Sight Word Flash Cards

Extra Practice


Websites to use at home:

All passwords are in your child’s folder.


Teacher username: ahisaw2                            

Password: first & last initial (ah for Ashley Hill)

Reflex Math       

Teacher username: amy.hisaw                              

Student password: first & last initial 

Math Seeds      

Login: Your child’s MSIS#                                

Password: Your child’s MSIS #

Reading Eggs 

 Login: Your child’s MSIS #                              

Password: Your child’s MSIS #



Ebooks that your child can access from home:

 Capstone Library

Username: dcpsbooks    Password: books        Username:  dcpsbooks     Password:  books          Username:  desoto     Password:  school







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