Sonya Dominguez

Kindergarten Teacher

 

Welcome!

Mrs. Dominguez's Classroom

 

 

 

 

 

Hello Parents!  I have 18 years teaching experience.  Fifteen of those years have been in kindergarten!  I am certified Early Childhood through sixth grade.  I am also certified in ESL and GT.

Please refer to this site when you need to find some basic information about our classroom. Have a great day!

Mrs. Dominguez’s 2016-2017 Daily Schedule


7:35 a.m. Students Arrive from Cafeteria

7:35 - 7:50 Morning Chores/Morning Work/Ind. Reading

7:50 - 8:00 Announcements

8:00 - 8:10 Calendar Math

8:10 -  8:20 Read Aloud/Movement

8:20 - 8:40 Whole Group Math

8:40 - 9:20 Math--Ind. Practice/Math Stations

8:45 - 9:15 Library (Tuesdays, return books)

9:20 - 9:30 Prepare for Specials

9:30 - 10:15 Specials (Mondays-Rhythms day in the gym, P.E. Class Wednesdays and                   Fridays, wear or send tennis shoes in the backpack)

10:15 - 10:35 Complete math work

10:35 - 10:45 Prepare for Lunch


10:45 - 11:15 Lunch

11:15 - 11:35 Read Aloud/Shared Reading          

11:35 - 11:55 Recess                                         

11:55 - 12:05 Group Bathroom Break

12:05 - 12:15 Phonics

12:15 - 12:45 Sentence of the Day/Writer’s Workshop/Ind. Reading

12:45 - 1:45 Guided Reading/Literacy Stations

1:45 - 1:50 Transition (Back to Homerooms)

1:50 -  2:35 Social Studies/Science

2:35 - 2:50 Clean Up/Pack Up/Snack

2:50 - 2:55 Reflect on Day

2:55 Dismissal


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If you need to contact me, you can email me at:  sdominguez@nbisd.org

Classroom Phone: 830-627-6515   I will return phone calls as quickly as I can.  If the call is about a change in your child's transportation, please call the office and let them know as I am often too busy to check phone messages until after school.

Memorial Elementary Office Phone:  830-627-6470

Classroom Information

Classroom Information


Dear Parents,
We are learning all kinds of rules, routines, and procedures. Here is some information that I hope is helpful.

Arrival: If you drop your child off at school, please be in the car line by 7:40a.m., at the 

front of the school, otherwise your child may be tardy. Students are tardy at 7:55a.m. 
There will be several adult staff members to guide your child to their morning waiting area 
once they arrive on campus. The other parking lot is for staff only. Do not drop off or 
pickup from there.

Shoes: Tennis shoes or rubbersoled shoes that fasten are the best shoes for school, 

especially for P.E. as Mrs. Goodwin, our P.E. teacher requires them. Flip flops can be a 
safety issue since they do love to run on the playground. 

Clothing: Dress your child in clothes they can handle independently. I can help a few with 

snaps or laces, but a whole class causes many interruptions. Please try to double knot 
shoelaces and begin to have your child learn to tie their own laces, which is also good for 
strengthening their small muscles—what a help!

Restroom: Anyone can have a potty accident, keep an extra set of clothes in a labeled bag 

with their name in their backpack. The nurse has some clothes, but your child would 
probably feel most comfortable wearing their own. The children are given many 
opportunities to use the restroom, but accidents still happen.
Behavior: When you ask your child to do something, see that he/she follows your directions 
the first time. Having a classroom of five year olds is a challenge and it would help me 
enormously. Thank you for your help and understanding in this matter.

Money, money, money: All money sent to school needs to be in an envelope/Ziploc labeled 

with your child’s name and what it is for. This will eliminate confusion and hopefully prevent 
it from becoming lost.

Show-n-tell: Teach your child that toys are not allowed at school, they do create quite a 

distraction. I would love for the children to bring in some souvenir or found object, use 
your best judgement.

Library: Soon your child will bring home a library book. Please discuss with him/her and any 

younger siblings how to care for a book. Damaged and lost books will have to be paid for. We go 
to the library every Wednesday, so have your child's book in their backpack.

Visitors: We love them, but if your child changes his/her learning personality, we may need 

to modify visits. I would like to reserve the first three weeks of school as a time for the 
students to bond to me as their teacher.

Lunch: You may join your child for lunch after September 10, meet us in the hallway near 

the music room at 11:50 a.m. rather than coming to the room, so that we can avoid getting 
overly excited when we are trying to get to the cafeteria in a timely manner. Our lunch time 
is 11:55 a.m. (30 minutes for lunch) .

Birthdays: If you would like to send something in honor of your child’s birthday, cupcakes 

or cookies are the best--no drinks please. I will distribute them near the end of the day. 
Remember that they must be store bought, no home-baked goods can be served at school. 
You may send invitations as long as you send one for each student--just send them in blank 
envelopes, it makes it so easy for your child to simply put one in each mailbox.

Absence: If your child needs to be absent, please call the office, not my extension, to 

avoid having the office staff call your home asking for your child. When your child returns 
to school, send a note with them explaining the absence, date, and signature.

Phone/Email: You can leave me a voice mail at 627-6515. I will check my messages after

school, so if it is important, like a change in transportation, please call the office at 
627-6470, no later than 2:00p.m. to ensure that the message gets to me. My email address: 
sdominguez@nbisd.org

Dismissal: Every child leaves school with a tag (pick up, bus,YMCA, etc.). I will attach their 

tag onto their backpack. Remember, if your child is a car pickup, you must have the 
windshield pass displayed or you will be asked to park and check him/her out of the office 
(must show driver’s license)—this is a safety measure.

Take Home Folder: The plastic folder will be our way of communicating. Notes from school 

or notes from you to me/school should be placed in this folder. Also, I will note your child’s 
behavior for the morning and afternoon on the behavior calendar that I keep in this folder, 
so please initial the calendar each day. The folder should come to school inside the 
backpack everyday.

Change of transportation: I have written down your child’s usual way home. If you need to 

make a change, please write me a note, sign and date it or make a small note of the change 
on their behavior calendar (just write “pickup” or “bus” or “daycare” on any dates that the 
change is necessary) . I cannot go by your child’s word. After that, I will resume sending 
them the original way home, unless I hear from you. 

I will send a copy of our class schedule in the near future. If you have a question/concern, 

please ask me. Thank you for your support and for helping your child be successful in 
kindergarten. You are his/her first and very important teacher!



Sincerely,

Mrs. Dominguez

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