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Welcome to the Bixby blog. This is a wonderful way to virtually open our classroom and community’s doors and read about what our teachers have to say about teaching and learning at Bixby School. We also have invited guest blog entries as well as members from our administrative team join in on our blogging. We hope you will enjoy reading about our school in their words.

Time to Reflect

I love the very beginning of any break! From a simple Friday night signaling the start of another weekend, to the much more dramatic Memorial Day kick off for summer break. There is such an expansive feeling at the beginning of a break--all things seem...

Top Ten Lessons

Last week, I was with a wonderful group of 4th and 5th graders who are in my outdoor elective. We were en route to Bridgewalk Pond and one child asked, “Beth, what have you learned from being Head of School?” This question made me think and inspired me to...

It’s Almost Time For Bixby Summer Camp!

As the skis in the mountains are replaced by shorts and flip flops in the front range it can only mean one thing: it’s almost time for Bixby Summer Camp! We’ve got a ton of really exciting things planned for our 2018 summer program. Each week, we’ll have a...

Plain Spoken

I’ve been recommending a movie to a lot of friends lately, one called “Plain Spoken.” It’s sort of a concert film of John Mellencamp, who’s still performing at 65 years of age. To be honest, I’ve haven’t actually watched the movie yet, so I can’t entirely...

Here a Chick, There A Chick, Everywhere A Chick Chick!

Hatching chicks has been a long tradition at Bixby. While most of the curriculum is taught in Kindergarten and First Grades, all grades get to enjoy the experience of watching and caring for the baby chicks. Eggs are kept in an incubator at a specific...

Playing “House” in the Preschool

Early childhood education theorist Maria Montessori stated that “play is the work of the child.” Throughout the day in the Bixby Preschool, our youngest students are working hard through their play. Whether we are inside or out, have props or none at all,...

Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling

As a Spanish teacher my goal is to use TPRS as my primary strategy for teaching the language. TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) is an input-based approach to teaching language that focuses on the systematic instruction of...

Bixby Math’s DIY Townhouses

I enjoy doing this project most years with my third graders. As I prepare to get it started in the next week or two, I thought it made sense to reissue this blog that I published two years ago. I think you will see why I look forward to it each year! –...

Humor in Preschool

Every day as a preschool teacher, I hear a silly knock knock joke that makes no sense, or a group of children laughing with a child that says “hop ding hing!” Why do children say nonsensical jokes or say silly things that get other preschoolers laughing?...

Pi Day with 4th and 5th Graders

Pi Day is a special day in the lives of math students around the world. Just like regular people celebrate Valentine’s Day, July 4th, or National Sandwich Day (Saturday, November 3), math lovers from near and far will join together to eat pie and learn...

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