Mrs. April Ragsdale
1st Grade & Special Education
This is my family. This is my husband, Michael, our 7 year old Kaden (going into 2nd grade), our 10 year old Trey (going into 5th Grade), our 9 year old Emma (going into 3rd Grade), our 6 year old Talon (going into 1st Grade), and our new baby Joshua (he will be 6 months old when school starts back).
Welcome to 1st Grade!
Parents: If your contact information has changed, please email/text me with your correct phone number and/or email address. This will allow you to receive any updates
from DeSoto County Schools and myself.
The district will also be sending out messages updating you on closures, resources,
or other important information.
Parents, if you need anything,
please feel free to contact me
(message me through School Status
or send me an e-mail at
Websites Used in the Classroom
Click "Login at a Student" in the top right corner, then enter: Shadow Oaks Elementary.
User Name: Student's lunch number
Password: Student's lunch number
User Name: 00 then Student's lunch number
Password: Student's first name with out spaces or apostrophes, all lowercase
Tumble Books (Lots of Read Alouds) (Username: UCDSB Password: books)
Storyline Online (Lots of Read Alouds)
Mrs. Ragsdale's website!
Please look around to see all of the things that you can work on at home.
A Little About Me
This year will be my 3rd full year in Special Education, my 5th at this school, and my 10th year teaching. I have taught everything from pre-school to 5th grade, so I know exactly what your child came from and exactly where the student needs to be before next year. I’m excited to experience this group of students and to be your teacher this year! I especially love math and can not wait to share my excitement for the subject with you!
I believe all children can learn, and I have high expectations for all my students both academically and behaviorally. My goal is to create a safe and fun learning environment where children feel loved and can succeed. I look forward to getting to know each student and watching them all reach their maximum potential this year.
Additional Helpful Websites
Reading Passages with questions - Feel free to create a free account
Epic (Individual math and reading practice.)
Student sign in code is DQE0091 to set up your own account.
Fun Learning Sites
Fun Brain (Read Alouds, Math Practice, Games)
Various Math Games at Greg Tan Math
Various Games at Toy Theater
Various Games: Sheppard's Software