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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.

Use of Common Language for Positive Support

Bixby is blessed to have faculty who are experts in their fields and bring unique knowledge to the classroom for children. One challenge to this model is ensuring consistent language and predictability for students throughout the transitions of the day....

11 Picture Books That Live In My Heart

Like play, children use pictures books to make sense of the world around them. To give voice to the feelings and experiences they cannot yet articulate. At 43, I still use picture books this way. Here are some of my all time favorites. I return to these...

Do You Glog? – It’s a Tech Question

“It’s a really easy way to channel your ideas and creativity. For a book report you can easily show different points of view. Plus, you can pretty much have anything (image, text, etc.) on there.” - Katie There are numerous questions regarding the use of...

Reaching: Beyond Familiar Shores

On December 25th 2017, a small whale watching boat from the Pacific Whale Foundation (www.pacwhale.org) left the harbor of Ma’alaea on Maui. On board a mix of tourists, locals and marine naturalists. There were families with children ranging from preschool...

Hide-N-Seek Everybody’s It Ball Tag

While traditional physical education focuses on skill development such as catching, throwing, and dribbling a ball, here in Bixby Sports classes we add the strategic thinking. Physical skills are important, but executive function is super important too!...

An Ode to Teachers

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the immensity of the sea. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery Last night at our holiday party, I toasted the Bixby teachers...

Do you Really Mean It?

When working (or living) with young children, it is a daily occurrence that children will question if you “really mean it?” Sometimes, it is silly and playful, for example…do I really mean that I don’t want you to touch me with your paint filled hands? Or...

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