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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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Ice cream social

   Ice Cream Social   At the ice cream social you do three things: Find out your teacher, meet your teacher, and get Ice cream or a popsicle. Find out your teacher When you walk into the building there is a bulletin board with every class on it. Find your grade and look for your name, […]

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Immigration and Migration

This year as a project in 4th grade we are doing a immigration and migration interview. We are expected to find a person that is not our parents to interview and that came from another continent, country, or state. Then we are expected to ask them different questions like: Where were you born? Why did […]

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New Year New You

The new principal of Travis Heights is Michelle  Amezquita Navarro. When Mrs. Navarro was four she had playdates with her friends, and she would play school. What made Mrs. Navarro like playing school so much was that she loved helping people, and now that she is an adult she loves seeing the potential in kids. […]

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Ms. De La Torre: Our Cool New Assistant Principal

We have a new vice principal at Travis Heights Elementary and her name is Ms. De La Torre. She graduated from U.T. She worked in her hometown at Giddings Intermediate School, but she missed Austin. So switched to Riley Elementary School where she taught 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. She then decided to go to […]

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