Mrs. April Hamm
A Little Bit About Your Teacher
I graduated from The University of Mississippi in 2004. My minors are in Language Arts and Social Studies.
This will be my 20th year teaching in DeSoto County. I taught 2nd grade for 14 years at Hope Sullivan Elementary School in Southaven. This will be my 6th 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 19 years. We have a son named Andrew who is in 9th grade. We also have a daughter, Makinley who is in 5th grade .Both of our children attend schools at DeSoto Central. We are active members of our church at Calvary Baptist. When I'm not at school, you will find me cheering on my children in soccer or tumbling.
Coffee: White Chocolate Mocha or Carmel Frappuccino
Loaded Tea: Juliet or anything with strawberry
Snack: Cheese Its
There are a few additional items we could always use for our classroom. Any items that could be given to us, will be greatly appreciated:
wrapped candy (NO GUM)
small items for the treat basket
Skinny expo markers
Class Amazon Wishlist
Click on the link to view our class Amazon Wishlist
Activity Schedule: 9:45 - 10:30
Monday - PE ( Wear Tennis Shoes)
Tuesday - Art
Thursday - Library
Friday - Music
PLEASE bring one snack from home and a water.
Juice or sodas are not allowed at school.
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.
Meet the Teacher is Aug. 2nd by appointment only.
Aug. 3rd is the First Day of School
Weekly newsletters will be sent through School Status.
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 students in the afternoon must be in the form of a written note that is dated the correct date. You will not be able to call or change transportation through school status.
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 snack daily. Please do not bring candy for snack. Please only bring bottled water! Sticky spills usually result in a visit from ants.
Reminders to help your child be successful:
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. 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
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.
All communication will be done through School Status or through my email. during my planning time.
Parent Teacher conferences will be held during planning time.