Amber Pipkins

1st Grade



   Hey guys! I am so excited to have you all as apart of my class this year! My husband and I live in Hernando with our three dogs (Walker, Duke, and Nash) and my little brother, Josh! This will be my fourth year teaching at The Hope and I am so blessed to say I love my job! Besides teaching, I love spending time with my friends and family. However this year may look, I am excited to make many memories and grow together! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!

Class Schedule

7:55-8:35 – arrival/morning work/breakfast

8:35-9:00 - Morning Meeting

9:00-9:30 - Phonics

9:30-9:55 - Writing

9:55-10:25 - Activity 

10:25 - 11:25- ELA (Read Aloud/Modified Stations) 

11:25-11:55 – Lunch  

12:00-12:30 – Intervention

12:30 – 1:00 – Recess  

1:00 – 2:10 – Math 

2:10 - 2:30 - Science/Social Studies/Health

2:30 – 2:50 – Pack up/Snack/Daily Review

2:50 - 3:15 - Dismissal

Activity Schedule

Monday – Library

Tuesday – Art

Wednesday – P.E

Thursday – Music

Friday – Computer


Extra Resources


Spelling Games to play
  • Write sight words with different colors (rainbow write) 
  • Build words with play dough
  • Build words with magnetic letters
  • Sight word flashcards
  • Minute to win it sight words—See how many sight words you can do in one minute. (can also be a math game, how many math facts can you do in one minute)
  • Draw hopscotch board with chalk and write sight words in the boxes. Play hopscotch and say the sight word as you land on the squares.
  • Write sight words in shaving cream or sand.
  • Epic is a great reading tool to use.

Math Games to play

  • Use a deck of cards and try to find matches that equal 10.
  • Minute to win it. See how many math facts you can do in one minute.
  • War—If you have someone to play with. Split a deck of cards and hold them face down. Count 1, 2,3. On 3, lay the top card down and whoever adds the two cards together win.
  • If you are playing by yourself. Lay your top card down and see what card you need to get to make 10.
  • Khan Academy website is a great math tool.