Mrs. April Hamm
1st Grade
April Hamm



All DeSoto County Schools Buildings will Be CLOSED the remainder of the school year.  We will still be learning through distance learning online.   I will post assignments, resources, and information weekly. You may also choose to use the learning packets the district has provided too. Please contact with me with any questions or concerns. 

Welcome to Mrs. Hamm and Mrs. Anna's First Grade Class! 


A Little Bit About Your Teachers 

 Mrs. April Hamm 


 I graduated from The University of Mississippi in 2004.  My minors are in Language Arts and Social Studies.


 This will be my 16th year teaching in DeSoto County.  I taught 2nd grade for 14 years at Hope Sullivan Elementary School in Southaven.  This will be my second year teaching first grade at DeSoto Central Primary School.  


I attended schools in DeSoto County and graduated from Horn Lake High School. I come from a family of educators.   My mother and  brother are both educators.   I have 2 sister- in -laws and an aunt that are all in education as well. My grandmother was a school bus driver for DeSoto County Schools as well before she retired.   Teaching was always my very first career choice. I knew in second grade that I wanted to be a teacher.    

I have been married to my husband, Matt for 15 years.   We have a son named Andrew who is in fifth grade.  We also have a daughter, Makinley who is in first grade. We love spending time with our family and friends. 


Mrs. Anna Moore


Mrs. Anna is currently in her junior year at Southern Miss.  She is pursuing a career in elementary education. She has one more year of school before she graduates! 


This in Mrs. Anna's third year as a teaching assistant at DeSoto Central Primary.  She loves teaching first grade so much that she has decided to become a student to pursue her elementary education degree.  Your child will be very blessed this year to have Mrs. Anna as one of their teachers. 


Mrs. Anna comes from a family of educators as well.  Her grandmother and mother are teachers too.  She lives in Southaven with her husband Chris.  They have a son named Max who is in the third grade.     









Behavior Chart

Our classroom uses a social contract.  We refer to our social contract many times throughout the day.  We also use a clip down and clip behavior system. Below you will find more information on the system for behavior. Students will earn classroom rewards for clipping up for outstanding behavior. 

behavior chart


Our first grade fieldtrip to the zoo has been canceled.


 Mrs. Amanda will read Monday - Friday on her Facebook page at 10:30.


Be sure to join our first grade facebook page. It will have extra resources and teacher videos you can use at home.


Please be patient with me. I am learning new things everyday and trying to give out information as I learn them.


Please check the website often. I will continue to send out messages through REMIND.  You are welcome to send me a picture of your child.  I am loving seeing all their sweet faces.  I miss them so much.  


Weekly Skills to work on for each week will be in the documents on the website.  It is labeled First Grade Outline.   We will plan for each Tuesday through Monday due to our weekly planning meeting on Monday.  A new outline should be posted every Monday afternoon.  I will do my best to get you what you need as soon as possible. What I will be posting is a guide to help your little one stay on track.  Please don't try to do everything all on one day, but do try to do a subject a day at least. Text me on Remind and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Remember I have little ones too. :) 



The district will be passing out packets at DeSoto Central ELEMENTARY School starting Thursday, 26th from 10:00 - 12:00. You can pick it up in their car rider line.  Be sure to get the first grade packet if you DO NOT have access to online materials. 


We start and end our day with shairing good things in our classroom.  It really helps start and end the day on a positive note.  I encourage you to do the same in your home with your family.  


I have shared a few great resources that you can use at home to practice reading, writing, and math skills. If you haven't joined our first grade facebook page please do so.  It has great resources and videos of our first grade teachers.  Also please remember that you have full access to all of the websites that you paid for this school year with the technology fee. Every student that paid their technology fee has their username and passwords in their daily folder. I will continue to send out VERY IMPORTANT information through REMIND. Please Join remind if you have not.    I will continue to update our Class Twitter page with pictures and information.  If you have concerns during this time please send me an email or you may communicate through ReMInd 101.  I will do my best to get back with you in a timely manner.  





Decodable Books K-2 Books

Supplemental Worksheets

 Schcolastic Activities


Math Games/Resources:


ELA Games/Resources:



Capstone Library 
Username: dcpsbooks                                                    Password: books 
Username:  jaguars                                                   Password:  liljags1
Username:  desoto                                                  Password:  school


Classworks - The username and password is your child's MiSIS number

The passwords for the following websites are in your child's daily purple folder.

Reflex Math

Math Seeds

Reading Eggs

 Raz Kids

Study Ladder





Please join remind 101 by texting @mrshamms to 81010.  This is very important communication tool! 
Remind Feed
Class Calendar
Twitter Feed