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Happy Spring!

Spring is in the air in Austin (so is all of the pollen… but I digress). The weather is beautiful and the first grade Thunderbirds are busier than ever. We recently had a Holi Celebration with the entire school which allowed us to kick off Spring and was a fun way to head into Spring […]

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February Update

Hi Thunderbirds! Happy Black History Month and Happy (a little belated) Valentines Day! As usual, it’s been a busy time in 1st grade. We had a great time celebrating the 100th day of school. Our goal was to read 100 books during the day, and we did it! We read to ourselves, to friends, and […]

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January Update

Happy New Year Thunderbirds! We are all well rested and off to a rocking start here in first grade. Before break, first graders were working hard on their Native American PBLs. Students spent several weeks learning about Native American tribes and students worked together in groups to study specific tribes throughout the US. The project […]

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pajama day

November Update

Happy November everyone! Holy guacamole, October was a wild month… between conferences, report cards, field trips, bad weather, fall carnival, Halloween, Dia De Los Muertos celebrations… the list goes on and on. It was just icing on the cake to the October with Halloween smack dab in the middle of the week. Anywho, here’s whats […]

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September Update

Ay Chihuahua! September has been a whirlwind! It felt like school just started and now all of a sudden it’s almost October and time for conferences. To say the least, these 1st grade Thunderbirds have been busy this month. September is when teachers really get rocking: we are setting classroom routines, students are beginning to […]

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Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back!

Welcome back Thunderbird’s and welcome to a new year at Travis Heights. We are so excited to be starting 1st grade and we are going to have so much fun this year! We are excited to say that all of our 1st grade teachers are returning to THES this year and they look forward to […]

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April Update

HOLY GUACAMOLE IS FIRST GRADE BUSY Y’ALL Spring is in the air and the first graders at Travis Heights are busier than honey bees. The spring time is such a fun time to be a Thunderbird because there is so much great learning going on. The little mathematicians have been working super hard. They spent […]

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First Grade Artwork

Our first graders at THES have been busy in art creating some fun and cute little sculptures.  They are on display in a case in the hallway near the art room.  Here are some examples.  If you don’t see your child’s in this post, stop by the hallway to check out the display!

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Spring is finally here (hopefully!) The plants are blooming and we can finally do things like open the windows in class! The boys and girls in first grade have been busy busy busy. February was a short month but it was jam packed. We had a great turn out for parent teacher conferences. We are […]

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January Update

Happy New Year! We had a few chillys and even and ice day, but not even the cold can keep these Thunderbirds from learning. Once we got back into the swing of things, the new year started out as busy as ever at Travis Heights. In math, students have been busy studying a super fun […]

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