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Learning About Business in 4th Grade

This was last month’s project on how to do business in the fourth grade classes. We learned what profit, loans, investing and finances. This 4th grader is working on finances on the computer and was working with a partner on slides. Once they were done, the sharks from Shark Tank came to Travis Heights School to see the 4th […]

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Shamrock Dance

On March 3rd the Shamrock Dance was on!!!!!! The DJ at the Shamrock Dance was a fourth grade student’s dad. He played all of our favorite songs. Students from 3rd through 5th grade got to go. We did this to celebrate. St.Patrick’s Day and to raise money for a field trip to the Alamo and […]

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Sham-Rock dance

We want to thank the 4th and 5th grade parents that helped organize the Shamrock Dance. Starting at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This is a booth stand where they were selling popcorn. There were popcorn stands, water stands and a cookie stand. This is Marco’s mom and Eduardo’s mom working on the popcorn stand […]

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Art in 5th Grade

  In art we are drawing magical trees. The trees  have creative patterns on them. The whole class works quietly while listening to 94.7 on the radio. These are some of the colors we are using to make our trees POP.

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What does Photojournalism do?

Here we have Roisin working on a post for the Photo Journalism team. We work in a room where we can concentrate, it’s very quiet. We usually work at lunchtime on Thursdays . The post Roisin is working on is called “Fourth Grade Music”.

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Fourth Grade Art

Fourth grade is working on a winter landscape in art.  Each class is making a variation on it. First fourth grade paints a stormy sky, then we draw and cut out a spooky tree.  Later we will draw mythical creatures and paste them onto our stormy background.

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New Photojournalism Recruits

Sugar Sales is a third grader here at Travis Heights Elementary. She loves to draw and has drawn many pictures. She loves running and loves to play tag. She has also been to many places like the Grand Canyon and would have drawn it for all of us but was only 2 years old.

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New Photojournalism Recruits

Ellissa Ulrich is one of the new recruits who applied to photojournalism. Her favorite animal is a panda, She likes how cute and cuddly they are. She loves both of her teachers but if she had to pick a favorite it would be Ms.Esquivel because of her sense of humor. Ellissa’s favorite sport is swimming, and she would […]

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New Photojournalism Recruits

Genevieve Appl is one of the new photojournalism recruits. Her favorite subject is math and science. Her favorite animal is a coyote. Her favorite color is turquoise because it is blue. She is eight years old. Her brothers are the amazing ELI APPL in 5th and DENZEL APPL in kinder. That’s the end of our […]

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Black History Month

In class we are learning about black history. We have been reading many books about black people who want to achieve their dream and want to get out of slavery.

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4th and 5th Grade Recorder Recital

Ms. King has taught 4th and 5th grade how to play quite a few songs on recorder, such as “Au Claire De La Lune”, “Hot Cross Buns” and many more songs. Special thanks to her for this amazing recorder performance, and to the kids who came to make it possible

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