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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

I am super proud of these guys! Wyatt is this month's Super Star and Jordan and Mason have earned our Citizenship certificate. Way to go, boys!
A HUGE thank you to Mrs. Denton for helping us celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday again this year. We enjoyed our awesome guest readers, Grace (Eli's sister) and Lainey! 

Lost and Found

If you have an opportunity, PLEASE come and look through our lost and found. There are so many jackets and other items that need to be claimed. If you cannot come up to school but you know that your child is missing something, please send me a description of it and I will look for you. 

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!
Contact Information
Conference time 1:35-2:25