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Friday Assemblies

Friday, the 8th of September, was the first assembly of the 2018-2019 school year. I think we were all excited about it. Ms. Navarro is our new principal, and we didn’t know how it would go. I didn’t know if it would be the same or how it might be different. I interviewed two 4th […]

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Kopser for Congress

Joseph Kopser came to our 4th grade classrooms to talk to us about campaigning. He came because we are doing a P.B.L. on fundraising. We are writing a letter to learn about how someone can make a impact in their community. He talked about what makes up a campaign team. If you don’t know who […]

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Back to School Night

Back to school night is when your parents and you go to school.  The children go to the art or music room to watch a movie. While the children are at the movie, parents go to classrooms and learn about the progress their children are making in their classes. Back to school night is basically […]

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Ice Cream Social

The 2018-2019 ice cream social was a success. There were more than 100 families meeting our teachers. Travis Heights Elementary felt a warm welcome to the new school year. Also we had a good turn out of new thunderbirds. Some students enjoyed their ice cream while meeting their teachers.   El social dehelado fue unexito […]

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Equal Rights for Kids

There is a new rule in the cafeteria. This rule makes kids sit in a boy/girl pattern. I believe this rule is bad because it separates us from our friends we’ve been waiting to talk to all day.  I hate the way we sit at the table at lunch because my best friends are far […]

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Mr. Cuellar

How long have you been teaching? I have been teaching for thirteen years.  I started in El Paso, Texas, teaching third grade. I attempted one year of teaching high school in Columbus, Ohio, but found that I prefered having younger students. When I moved to Austin, I taught third grade at Dawson.  I taught third […]

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5th Grade vs 4th Grade

5th Grade vs. 4th Grade: How do They Compare? In my experience at Travis Heights Elementary School, 4th grade is kind of different than 5th grade, of course they are different grades, but I would like to explain some specific examples I have witnessed. One of the differences I have noticed is in science class,. […]

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Down The Mysterly River

We are reading a book. It’s called Down the Mysterly River. Down the Mysterly River is about a boy who somehow ends up in this world. His name is Max the Wolf, and he meets a talking badger named Banderbrack. Later he meets a man with the blue swords. The man tries to kill Max. […]

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My Summer

My summer vacation was awesome! I have been to so many places in New York City, Philadelphia, and Canada. I love the subways in New York City. I’ve been to the World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Sea, Air, and Space Museum in New York City. In Philadelphia, I went to Betsy […]

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What We Do In Photojournalism

The wonderful Ms.Friedman has created a team of students that publishes the news about Travis Heights Elementary. She wants to get the kids’ perspective on what’s going on at school or in the community. She uses 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. She makes sure we’re doing the best we can do. She gives all […]

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Big Stacy Pool

Hi! I’m Puppypaw!  If you’re like me, you like to swim.  Next door to our school there is a pool called Big Stacy.   It has lap swimming lanes, a kiddy pool (shallow area), a deep end, and lots of fun. If you go to Travis Heights Elementary, in 1st grade you get free swim lessons […]

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