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 17th year teaching in DeSoto County. I taught 2nd grade for 14 years at Hope Sullivan Elementary School in Southaven. This will be my third 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 16 years. We have a son named Andrew who is in sixth grade. We also have a daughter, Makinley who is in second 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.
Mrs. Anna Moore
Mrs. Anna is currently in her senior year at Southern Miss. She is pursuing a career in elementary education.
This in Mrs. Anna's fourth 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 fourth grade.
Monday - PE ( Wear Tennis Shoes)
Tuesday - Art
Wednesday- Computer ( Bring your own headphones)
Thursday - Library
Friday - Music
8:50 - Activity Class
9:30 - - Morning Snack ( Only Bring Water- no candy)
12:00 - Lunch
2;50 - Dismissal Begins
3:05 - Dismissal
Friday Schedule Only:
Activity - 8:40 - 9:10
9:15 - Morning Snack (Only Bring Water)
Lunch - 11:40
12:50 - Dismissal Begins
1:05 - Dismissal
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.
Please be sure that you label ALL of your child's supplies. Students will have their own individual supplies this year at their desk. Virtual Students should have the same supplies at home too. Especially I Primary Composition Book.
Any transportation changes for traditional students in the afternoon must be in the form of a written note that is dated the correct date. I can not take transportation changes over the phone or through School Status.
All parent communication for traditional and virtual students will be done through school status this year during office hours. Office hours are 7:40 am - 8:15 am and 3:15 pm - 3:40 pm. Phone calls will be through School Status too.
Student conferences for virtual students will be held virtually through Microsoft Teams. Student conference are scheduled each week for Tuesday at 2:10 pm and Thursday at 9:00 am. Please make plans to attend. I will send out an announcement on School Status if something changes on the times or dates.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held virtually through Microsoft Teams. Conference times are Mon, Wed. or Thurs. from 9:00 - 9:30.
Traditional 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.
Dates to Remember:
January 29th - 100th Day of School
Students can dress as 100 years old
February 12th - Student Holiday/Teacher Professional Development Day
February 15th - President's Day Holiday
March 15- 19th - Spring Break
April 2nd - Good Friday Holiday
April 5th - Easter Holiday
May 25th - Student Last Day
May 26th - Teacher's Last Day
Homework - (Due on Friday Morning)
Spelling - Write sentences with each of your spelling words. Underline the spelling word in each sentence.
Reading - Read at least 2 books on RAZ Kids for the week and take the quiz
Math - Get at least 2 green lights on Reflex Math.
If you feel that your child needs more practice at home they can work on IReady under my path in both math and reading. It is based on their scores from the winter and focuses on the skills that they need to become successful.
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.
Amazon Wish List
All communication will be done through School Status or through Schoology messages this year.
I will answer messages during office hours for both traditional and virtual students as soon as I can.
Office Hours During Each School Day:
7:40 am - 8:15 am
3:15 pm - 3:40 pm
Virtual Students be sure that you are logging in each day on the homeroom. math, and language page to complete assignments.