My name is Amy Marks and I teach first grade at Daniel Pratt Elementary.  This is my 19th year teaching and my 18th 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 13, Mason 10!   I'm very energetic about teaching and I look forward to growing and learning with your child everyday this year.

Amy Marks

First Grade Teacher



Mrs. Marks’ First Grade 

Schedule 2023-2024  


8:00-8:20            Homeroom/Character                                       Education

8:20-11:10            Language Arts/Reading       11:16-11:39           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 

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




Week of November 27- December1

This week in Reading

  • Phonics Skills: read, blend, and spell words with /v/ and /y/ sound
  • High Frequency Words: *were  *give  they  out  yes  for
  • Grammar: Imperative Sentences (command)                                                                   Grades this Week:
  • Dictation Assessment 4.3 –Thursday


*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 Subtraction Facts to 20
  • Fact families, counting back to subtract, subtract using number line

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

    Important Notes

    • Fri., Dec. 15 @ 9:30- Music Program
    • Dec. 15- Christmas Party

      (more info to come)

    • Dec. 11-15  DPES Dress up Days

    Mon.-Holly Jolly Headgear

    Tues.-Dress Team Santa or Team Grinch

    Wed.-Favorite Holiday Outfit/shirt

    Thurs.-Tacky Holiday Spirit

    Fri.-Polar Express PJ Day