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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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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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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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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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March Update

First grade is feeling rested and refreshed after a wonderful Spring Break. Since our last newsletter, the first grade thunderbirds have been up to a lot! In Math, students were practicing financial literacy and then moved on to exploring different types of shapes, both 2D and 3D. In Language Arts, students have been writing up […]

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January News

     It has been a bust year in 1st grade. Before the winter break, students were busy finishing their first PBL of the year. They researched different Native American tribes for a whole month and learned about their different cultures. At the end of the project each student made a model of the dwelling their […]

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