Mrs. April Hamm
Welcome to Mrs. Hamm and Ms. Lauren'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 18th year teaching in DeSoto County. I taught 2nd grade for 14 years at Hope Sullivan Elementary School in Southaven. This will be my fourth 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. 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 18 years. We have a son named Andrew who is in seventh grade. We also have a daughter, Makinley who is in third grade .Both of our children attend schools at DeSoto Central. We love spending time with our church family. We also love spending time with our family and friends.
Ms. Lauren Edmiston
This is Ms. Lauren's first year at DeSoto Central Primary School. She has worked as a preschool teacher for a private Pre-K school. She taught Pre-K for 6 years.
Ms. Lauren lives in Olive Branch with her two children. Her oldest daughter, Adrien will be in 2nd grade. Adrein will be attending DeSoto Central Primary for the first time this year. Ms. Lauren yougest child, Isaac is 4 years old. Your child will be truly blessed working with Ms. Lauren this school year.
Activity Schedule: 10:35 - 11:20
Monday - PE ( Wear Tennis Shoes)
Tuesday - Art
Thursday - Library
Friday - Music
12:10 - 12:40
1:00 - 1:30
2:30 - 3:00
We also use a clip down and clip behavior system. Below you will find more information on the system for behavior. The top color in our classroom is white not pink. The rest of the colors below match what we use in the classroom. Students will earn classroom rewards for clipping up for outstanding behavior.
To view newsletter for the week go Schoology. The newsletter is under homeroom.
Please be sure that you label folders, journal, pencil pouch, pencil box, crayons, scissors, and markers.
Cleaning supplies do not need to be labeled.
Any transportation changes for traditional students in the afternoon must be in the form of a written note that is dated the correct date.
All parent communication will be done through school status this year. You may leave text messages through school status. I will get back with you as soon as I can.
Students may bring a small snack to school and a bottle of water. We will have a morning snack daily. Please do not bring candy for snack. Please only bring bottled water! Sticky spills usually result in a visit from ants.
Read with your child each night for 10 minutes. You can use RAZ kids, their library book, or any book you have at home. Make it a priority to read with your child daily. Ask questions about what they read too.
Be sure to Practice Sight Words weekly.
Read on RAZ kids or read your own books nightly. Students should be reading independently on a level H at this point on the school year. The more that they practice the better they will become more fluent. Be sure to ask questions after reading the book to see if they can comprehend what they read. If they have trouble scale back down a level.
We start and end our day with sharing 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.
Amazon Wish List
Decodable Books K-2 Books
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.