Amy Hisaw
1st Grade

About the Teacher/Welcome Msg

This will be my 16th year teaching first grade for Desoto County Schools.  I taught first grade for 14 years at Southaven Elementary. This will be my second 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 papillion, Chloe.  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 at  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!

Class Schedule

Activity Schedule

12:55 - 1:45

Monday  - Computer

Tuesday - Library

Wednesday - Music

Thursday - P.E.

Friday - Art



Recess Schedule

2:00 - 2:20

Lunch Schedule

11:00 - 11:25

Snack Schedule

Monday through Friday 2:35 - 2:50

Students need to bring a snack from home.


Supply List 

  • 1 pair Fiskar scissors, 5 ’’ blunt tip
  • 4 boxes of Crayola crayons, 24 count
  • 2 packages of Ticonderoga pencils-12 count
  • 1 package (3) bar erasers
  • 2 packages pencil top erasers
  • 1 nylon zipper pouch with clear front  
  • 1 wide ruled spiral composition book, 70 pages, any color
  •  1 package Crayola washable markers, classic colors 
  •  3 VINYL folders (red, green, purple) with pockets and brads
  • 12 Elmer’s glue sticks 
  • 3 boxes of tissue, 100 count
  • 1 package of white index cards, 4 x 6, 100 count
  • 1’’, 3 ring binder with clear front
  • 1 container of Clorox wipes
  • 2 marbled composition books, 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 storage bags, 50 count

Girls Only: 

  • 1 box of gallon storage bags, 50 count
  • 1 package of baby wipes
  • 1 can of Lysol spray


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

Please complete the homework packet that is sent home on Monday.  It will be due by Friday, but can be turned in when completed.  On the notebook paper, students will need to write a sentence with each spelling word or make a spelling story.  Please see the weekly newsletter I send home for weekly skills.

Please read on Raz-Kids as often as possible and practice Dolch sight words.  This will help your child become a stronger, more confident, and successful reader.  Please practice Math of Reflex at home to help your child become better at fast facts.

Wish List:  I buy many items for our class on my own.  Anytime you would like to help out, please feel free to send in Amazon, Office Depot, or Walgreens gift cards.  I'll use the Walgreens gift cards to print pictures for memory books.  The Amazon and Office Depot gift cards will be for supplies for our classroom.  We also love to get books for our classroom library.  The students love going to pick new books out every Friday for their bookbags.  Thanks so much for all of your support!

Important Dates:

November 25-29 - Thanksgiving Break

December 5 -  Our class shops at Santa's workshop

December 6 - Polar Express Day (wear pajamas)

December 12 - Have a gift bag sent in by this day to help hold our Christmas Around the World items.

December 16 - Our Christmas program is at 6:00.  Be here at 5:30.

December 18 - Send in treats for class treat bags (Christmas pencils, erasers, candy, etc.)

December 19 - Our class Christmas party from 1:00 - 2:00

December 23 - January 3 - Christmas Break

January 20 - Martin Luther King Holiday

February 17 - President's Day Holiday

March 9 - 13 - Spring Break

April 10 & 13 - Easter Holidays

May 21 - Student's Last Day


Ebooks that your child can access from home:

 Capstone Library

Username: dcpsbooks    Password: books        Username:  dcpsbooks     Password:  books          Username:  lovetoread     Password:  pgsummer



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