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Classroom Pets of THES

What kid doesn’t like a pet in their classroom? Well no one that I know! At Travis Heights we have many class pets, and I’m here to show you most of them.This is our guinea pig. This is our hissing cockroaches. (Yes we have hissing cockroaches!) This is our gecco.   This is our dove. […]

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Haunted Hallway

Every year for the Fall Carnival, Ms.Isoline and the 5th graders put together a haunted hallway in the 3rd grade hall. This year there was a clown at the entrance and people squirting water at you. It was so fun! (Even though I did not go in, many people said it was fun). Some of […]

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The Mather-Kirkland House

There is amazing 5-story mansion in the Travis Heights neighborhood. The bottom half of the house is actually left-over granite from the building of the Texas Capital. On the top of the house there is a cupola with a amazing view of the city. The house is five stories, with the basement, ground floor, second […]

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New Chicks

Guess what? Travis Heights got new chicks the beginning of this school year.  The school got six new chickens. They live in the chicken coop next to Wild Man Woods. The chickens’ names are Jayne, Orchid, Amber, Phoebe, Estella, and Daisy. If you want to help out with taking care of the chickens on weekends […]

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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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