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Nicki Hernandez

1st Grade

My name is Nicki Hernandez. I am a first grade teacher at Shady Grove Elementary. I enjoy working with children and helping them reach their full potential.  I believe every child should be valued and treated with respect.  An education should empower a child and help him or her make a positive contribution to our world.  

I graduated from Texas Tech University and have worked in education for 12 years. This is my 4th year to teach first grade and I would not choose to be anywhere else.  

My husband, Dominic, and I grew up right here in Burnet County and decided to raise our family here. We have a son, Gage, and a daughter, Rylee. I enjoy spending time with family and friends boating on the Highland Lakes or barbequing in the backyard. I also enjoy reading and working out.


I look forward to working closely with you to make this a successful and fun 1st grade year for your child!



Mrs. N. Hernandez’s Schedule



7:50-8:00         Morning Work/Announcements


8:00-10:10      ELA/Writing


10:10-10:40      Recess


10:40-12:15       Math


12:20-12:50      Lunch


12:55-1:35         Social Studies/PAW time


**1:00-1:30 Wednesday - Library, Friday - computer lab #1


1:35-2:25           Activity














Week 1 – Garden/Enrichment

Week 2 – GBS/Yoga



2:25-3:15        Science


3:20               Dismissal



Summer vacation 2017 in Durango, Colorado


Recent Posts

Welcome Back!

Happy New Year! I hope you spent a relaxing holiday with loved ones and are ready to start the spring semester! I am excited to have all my students back! Just a reminder that my contact information is on the right side of this page if you need to reach me. 

Our November Star Award goes to Hannah Henry and our Good Citizen Award goes to Scarlet Harrell! Awesome job, girls! I'm super proud of you!

Family Reading Night

Thanks to all who came for Family Reading Night! I enjoyed seeing all the families reading together and having fun.
I am thankful and blessed to spend my days with all your sweet kiddos! Happy Thanksgiving!

Upcoming Events

Sorry for the delay. Here are our upcoming events: 
Nov. 16 - Family Reading Night 6-7 pm
Nov. 20-24 - Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 28 picture retakes (Let me know if you would like your child to retake their picture.)
Nov. 28 Plant the Promise 4:30-6 pm
Nov. 29 Nutcracker at BHS 
Dec. 1 - November Awards Assembly (You will be notified if our child is receiving an award.)
De. 19 - December Awards Assembly (You will be notified if our child is receiving an award.)
Dec. 22 class Christmas party
Dec. 22 Early Release 12:20
Dec. 25 - Jan. 8 Christmas Holiday
Jan. 9 - Back to School - start of 2nd semester

I'm so proud of our October Awards recipients! Eli loves to learn and is always asking questions. Gatlin is a leader in our classroom and loves to help others. Great job, guys!

SO many coats!

Please put your child's name on everything they bring to school, especially their coats. We have dozens left at school every year that go unclaimed and they are starting to accumulate this year. As a class, we will be checking the lost and found (located in the cafeteria) regularly.  
Thank you!

Congratulations to our September Super Citizen and Super Star. Maggie is a great reader and always works hard to improve her reading stamina! Alvaro always makes good choices and is a friend to everyone! Super proud of these two!

October Events

5 - Camp Buckner Field Trip
6 - Early Release 12:20 and Report Cards go home
9 - No School and Conferences **confirmation note going home on 10/5**
23-27 Green Ribbon Week 
24 - Progress Reports go home
25 - Class and Individual Picture Day
27 - District Pep Rally at Bulldog Stadium
31 - Storybook Character dress-up

Upcoming Events

19th - GT Parent Information Night at RJ Richey 5:30pm
21st - WatchDog Information Night at SGE 6pm
28th - Bulldog Trailer Days (more info coming soon)
28th - Homecoming Parade
29th - Bullpups Awards Assembly (You will be notified if your child is getting an award.)

September 11-15

Tuesday, Sept. 12 - Back to School Night 
   We will have lots of great information on our new reading program and how to help your child have a successful year!
Wednesday, Sept. 13 - Grandparents' Lunch 
    Fill out the paper sent home last week to make sign-in easier. Our lunch is 12:20-12:50.  
Watch for notes about our first field trip and our class shirt order form! 

Attendance Prizes


Shady Grove is going to award families just for coming to school!!  

* Students will be entered into a drawing to win family baskets every 9 weeks. 

* Students with perfect attendance will be entered 2 times. Students with 3 or less absences will be entered 1 time. 

* We will also do random drawings for other prizes. The more you come to    school, the better your chance of winning.  

We're off to a great start! I have an awesome bunch of first graders and I can't wait to watch them grow over the school year. 
Please remember to initial in your child's agenda every day. This is also a great place for you and I to communicate. 

Contact Information
Conference time 1:35-2:25