Amy Marks

First Grade Teacher


Mrs. Marks’ First Grade 

Schedule 2022-2023  


8:00-8:25            Homeroom/Character                                       Education

8:25-11:10            Language Arts/Reading       11:18-11:41           Lunch 

12:00-12:10          Read Aloud

12:10- 12:25         Calendar/Math  

12:25-1:05            PE 

1:10-1:55            Math/Math Rotations

1:55-2:10            Snack

2:10-2:30            Science/Social Studies    

2:40-3:00            Dismissal 


My name is Amy Marks and I teach first grade at Daniel Pratt Elementary.  This is my 18th year teaching and my 17th year at Daniel Pratt Elementary.  I am very happy to be here.   I have received my bachelor's degree from Auburn University in Montgomery, as well as my master's degree in Reading Education.   I live in Prattville with my husband Chris and two boys, Collier 12, Mason 9!   I'm very energetic about teaching and I look forward to growing and learning with your child everyday this year.

Mrs. Finch's Call Out Message

Parent Orientation 2022

Class Dojo Link

Wish List 2022

  • Clorox Wipes
  • Spray Disinfectant
  • Paper Towels
  • Kleenex
  • Gallon Size Ziploc bags
  • Bag of Starburst
  • Small toys for Treasure Box
  • Glade Plug-ins



Week of November 14-18

This week in Reading…

o   Phonics Skills: long a(a_e), y sound, v sound in words

o   High Frequency Words: she  yes  were  for  out

o   Grammar:  Imperative Sentences (gives a command)

o   Spelling: came  tame  bake  shade  cape  late  rake  shake  made  game


Grades this Week:

Spelling Pre-test-Tuesday

Spelling Test-Thursday

Word List-Thursday


This week I will begin taking a Spelling pretest on Tuesdays. If your child makes a 100 on the Spelling Pretest on Tuesday, they will not be required to retake the test on Thursday. Please check binders daily.

**Please make sure your child brings their Reading (D.O.T. binder) home every night and to school. 

**Our Library day is Tuesday! Please bring library books to school each day.


 This week in Math…


Unit 4 Place Value

o   Skills in Unit 4: tens/ones place value, greater than/less than, 10 more, 10 less, 1 more, 1 less



**Please help your child practice counting and addition and subtraction facts to 20 at home. 


Important Dates

  • November 18- “Friendsgiving” 
  • November 21-25 Thanksgiving Break
  • December 2- Music Program @ 1:30 in lunchroom