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Native American Study

In class we are studying the Native Americans. The Native Americans are very cool to study about. We are making slides about the Native Americans. The tribe that I’m studying is the Tawakoni tribe. Everyday we read an article about a different tribe. The Native Americans are not just the people who live out in […]

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A Dual Language School

Hola, soy estudiante en la escuela primaria Travis Heights y estoy escribiendo sobre cómo esta escuela es de doble idioma. En la mayoría de los grados de nuestra escuela, hay dos maestros de español (que enseñan el programa de lenguaje dual) y dos maestros que enseñan solo en inglés. En las clases de lenguaje dual, […]

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Breakfast in the Classroom

Breakfast in the classroom is a really quick and easy way to have breakfast, plus the food is pretty good. You get up to three foods, a drink, fruit, and a choice of either a warm meal or cereal. The drinks can be  milk, orange juice, or apple juice. The fruit is usually an apple, […]

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Amazing Square One Art

Art is one of the most beautiful things in the world. In 4th grade art class we are doing Square One Art. Square One Art is the first art project of the year for all grades. For Square One Art in 4th grade, we are doing sun faces. Different grades do different projects. For example, […]

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  At Travis Heights Elementary we do something called W.O.W. (Working Out for Wellness). W.O.W. is time for students to get their energy out before sitting down and learning. All students in AISD get 30 minutes of recess and P.E. every two days.  For most students, recess is still not enough. W.O.W. is instructed exercise […]

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Character Dress Up Day

THES hosted a school-wide Storybook Character Parade on Friday, October 31st. Students dressed up as a book character such as Mrs Frizzle, Red Riding Hood, Thing 1 or Thing 2 from Cat and The Hat and stuff like that. Our Dress-Up Day was on October 31st (on Halloween). If you didn’t want to dress up, […]

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Tech Crew

Lights, camera, action! The new tech crew has arrived! Every year at our school we welcome a new bunch of fifth graders to the esteemed Tech Crew. On the Tech Crew we have lots of job options to choose from. Here’s an example of a few of them: stage manager, floor manager, lights, dmx, best […]

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The Big Fourth Grade Dual Language Class

Do you know why the 4th grade dual language class is so big? It’s because this year,  there are only enough fourth grade students for three classes. Since there are fewer DL students than the non-DL, the two DL classes were combined in to one this year. Ms.Alvarez-Simms is the teacher of the fourth grade […]

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By guitarguy123 and darkshadow We have two great counselors and today we’re going to tell you about one of them. Ms. Piedra has three dogs. She is married and has two children. Ms. Piedra has been an SEL teacher for 6 years, but not all at this school. (SEL stands for Social Emotional Learning.) Ms. […]

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Mr. Skadson

Mr. Skadson is a new fifth grade teacher at Travis Heights Elementary School.  He is a teacher for all subjects and he makes learning fun. We asked Mr. Skadson some questions and here are his responses. fluffypuppycat: How long have you been a teacher for? Skadson: This is my fourth year. ava1234: Do you enjoy […]

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Creative Action

Creative Action

At Travis Heights Elementary School, there are many after-school programs and one of them is Creative Action. I am in creative action, so I have first-hand experience with the teachers and activities there. We have points that we can earn called Dojo points, we can get them by being the 4C’s which are: Creative Artists, […]

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