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Debra Gonzalez

My name is Dr. Debra Gonzalez. I am a first grade Dual Language teacher at Poteet Elementary School. I have 12 years of teaching experience. It is a challenge to teach in two languages everyday, but a challenge with a priceless reward. I try my best to instill biliteracy and biculturalism in my students.

I received my Associate's degree at San Antonio College and later went to Texas A&M University San Antonio for my Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies early childhood through 4th grade with an emphasis in Bilingual Education .

I think it’s important to understand who a child really is. I work to make them feel safe and loved in my classroom. Teaching for me is about getting the next generation ready for our community. I want them to be productive, kind, and compassionate adults one day.

Every year is a new group and a new challenge. One thing I always tell my students is if it isn't challenging we aren't growing, so must welcome a challenge.

1st Grade Schedule Dual Language
7:30 - 8:00 breakfast/desayuno
8:00-8:10 Morning songs and Calendar Time
8:10-8:55 ELD English Language Development
8:55-9:55 Math
8:55-9:25- Whole group Math lesson
9:25-955- Guided Math/ Math Stations
10:00 - 10:55 conference-specials////conferencia
11:00 - 11:30 lunch//almuerzo
11:30- 11:40 walk back from lunch//bathroom break
11:40-11:55- Handwriting Without Tears
12:00-1:30- SLAR
12:00-12:20- Interactive Read Aloud
12:20-12:40- Fonetica/Phonics
12:40-1:00- Shared Reading
1:00-1:30- Guided Reading
1:30-2:00- Recess
2:00-2:30- M/W/F -Guided Reading
T/TH - Computer Lab
2:30-2:50- Writing and Snack
2:50-3:15- Science/Social Studies
3:15- Start packing for dismissals
3:20- Walk to D Hall for dismissal
3:30- Dismissals
*Favor de mandar a su hijo/a con su snack cada dia, no habra calendario para traer snack.
*Please send your child with his/her snack daily there will not be a snack calendar.