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Wednesday, October 11, 2017



The fifth grade class has been busy working on their lanterns for their lantern walk. Take a look at some of their results! We also worked with Mel Scully on natural mobiles after our camping trip.



















Tuesday, September 19, 2017



TISA 5th graders enjoy the outdoors!

The 5th graders camped out last week at the Sangre de Cristo Youth Ranch  and had a great time! We hiked to the Aspen grove above John Wilson's house and gathered plants. We came back to the classroom and learned their latin names and medicinal uses. We look forward to another trip in May! Thank you to all the parents who participated and those who attended the trip!













Monday, August 28, 2017



Welcome to the Life of Five!
The 5th grade has been working really hard these last few weeks and their work shows it! We have begun our study of botany, beginning with a diagram of the fully developed plant and moving on to the lower plants. Take a look at some of their work!




 The 5th grade has also created self portraits using the Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein's approach. Take a look at their amazing work!




Our student of the month candidates are Amelia Martinez and Avery Bell. Congratulations to you both! Everyone agreed that these two students represent the 5th grade TISA student!




Thursday, April 20, 2017


TISA 5th graders Rock at the Taos Stick Bridge Engineering Challenge!
The TISA 5th graders won the Efficiency award at the Taos Stick Bridge Engineering Challenge. Congratulations to the Marshmallow Bridge group for building the most efficient bridge. Their efficiency score was 208.889grams per 1 gram. The formula was: Efficiency=ULL/DW. Thanks to Josie, Tehya, Rochelle, Joaquin and Alexander. Congratulations for second place with a score of 194.444 goes out to the Nukes. Thanks to Ryan, Zach, Carlos and David.  The Ella Enchanted team won second place for the most aesthetic bridge! Here are some photos of the competition!




The Nukes- Ryan and Zach

Carlos with his geek glasses on!


The Blazing Starbucks Tacos


Ellas Enchanted

Our Winners- The Marshmallows


Friday, March 17, 2017



TISA 4th and 5th visit the International Folk Art Museum and Meow Wolf

Last week the 4th and 5th grades took a trip to the International Folk Art Museum. We toured the museum's exhibit, Sacred Realms and learned about spirit houses, religious and cultural art of Asia and previewed the new exhibit called tramp art! We made our own fukusasas which are good luck charms made in Japan at the new year.  We finished our trip with a visit to Meow Wolf and delved into our imagination! Here are some pictures showing the highlights of our trip. 










Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Twirl visits TISA Once Again!

Our 4th 5th and 8th graders made amazing fractal art. We will be combining our work together to make a sculpture which will be displayed in the 4th grade classroom in the nest few weeks. Thank you to all the amazing students who worked on this project!