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Fall Festival Cake Walk

Every year at Travis Heights Elementary we have a fall festival. We have all kinds of games and booths, and one of them is the cake walk. People donate cakes, and we play music.  Then we stop the music, and pick the number.  Someone wins the cake and choses the cake they want. There are […]

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4th Grade Recorders

4th grade is learning to play the recorders. We are earning  our recorder yarn. The first song you have learn is “Hot Cross Buns” which earns the white yarn. There are 7 colors that you can get in “recorder-arate”.  Ms. Alvarez-Sims’ class is on the third yarn, the orange yarn. We  call it “record-arate” (rhymes […]

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Name Tags from Camp Champions

5th grade was at Camp Champions November 1-3, and we got name tags. The tags were necklaces with a piece of wood. The wood was about 3 inches wide and it had our names on it. After we we finished an activity, such as history, we got a bead to put on the tag.  We had the […]

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Family Fun And Fitness

The 3rd-5th graders had Family Fun and Fitness Day at Travis Heights. Family fun and fitness is a day where kids spend three hours of the day outside doing fun and physical activities. There are activities for everyone: ultimate frisbee, soccer, tug of war, and volleyball. The kids had Family Fun And Fitness on November […]

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The Girls Cabin At Camp Champions

On November 1-3 the fifth graders at Travis Heights Elementary school went to Camp champions. Everyone had a great time. Even though the girls cabin had no air conditioning and no glass windows, everyone slept well. The girls cabin at Camp Champions had screened in windows and no air conditioning. It also had flies, but […]

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AGF : Ava Goes Flying – A new reality TV show

North America, United States, Texas, Camp Champions, The Glob. Camera at the ready, flying in 3..2..1..  Boom! Ava Goes Flying On a sunny day at Camp Champions tens of kids lined up for one lakeside activity, The Glob. The camera is trained on one person in particular, Ava Borich           She […]

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Breakfast in the Classroom

  We stared breakfast in the classroom early September.We don’t have to have breakfast at home any more.  It gets a good start to the day!! Everybody waits in line and grabs there breakfast. In Ms. Villanuevas’ class, while we eat breakfast we watch CNN 10. It is like one time of a day you can […]

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4th  Grade is reading the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio. It’s about a deformed  boy who was home schooled. He never went to another school.  He finally goes to public school and his perspective changes. This is the most heart-touching book ever!  The only way you know it’s good is if you read it yourself.

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Booths from Fall Carnival

We had our fall carnival on Friday the 27th of October.  Some of the things functioning were booths. There were many booths, such as beanbag toss, hairspray, fortuneteller, and many others. When you walk into Travis Heights you buy your tickets and go have fun! They also provide a variety of food, such as pickles […]

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Archery at Camp Champions

    At Camp Champions there is an awesome archery range. You went with your group leader to the range and waited for your turn. There were three different types of bows you could use, two types were for right handed people and one type were for the left handed. It was hard for most people.  Only […]

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esperanza rising

Esperanza Rising

Pam Muñoz Ryan published a book called Esperanza Rising. She published it in the year 2000, the book is actually 17 years old. Esperanza Rising is about a girl that is wealthy and she live in a ranch called El Rancho de las Rosas. Then something shocking happens to her dad then they become poor […]

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