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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.

Have You Ever Wondered Why Spanish Is Taught At Bixby?

You may have heard that acquiring a second language presents many advantages for the learner. Since your children are learning Spanish, I wanted to use this opportunity to list some of the advantages as well as some facts related to this language.     Advantages of...

Recognizing Our Differences and Unique Qualities

As we settle into the new school year there are many exciting happenings on the social front. Our younger students from last year have stepped into their new roles as leaders and mentors. Friendships, both old and new, are evolving each day. One goal I have as I delve...

Author’s Chair – A Day to Celebrate a Job Well Done

In writing class, we generate a lot of text. However, not all this work is shared with classmates and other teachers. Some shorter assignments remain forever tucked away in their writing journals. Perhaps students will revisit old journal entries sporadically...

This is ME!

“Who are we? What do we look like? How are we the same? How are we different?” These are just some of the questions the preschoolers pondered, as they embarked on the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. At the preschool level, a typical response might be “I’m 4...

International Walk to School Day At Bixby School

Wednesday October 5th is International Walk to School Day. It all began in 1997, when the Partnership for a Walkable America sponsored the first National Walk Our Children to School Day in Chicago, modeled after the United Kingdom's lead. Back then, it was simply a...

Taking Care of Bixby

There is work to be done at Bixby! Recycling needs to be put out, the lunchroom needs to be set up…and don’t forget to get it all cleaned up and put away afterwards! Some schools might employ special staff to take care of these jobs, but at Bixby, students help take...

Group Time At Bixby School

Morning Group Time is an important part of the day at Bixby. Meeting together as individual grades gives students a significant anchor at our school. Group Time becomes a safe place for each age group to come together as a community. For our group of 1st graders,...

Cultivating Critical Thinking At Bridgewalk Pond

Children cultivate critical thinking skills when they closely observe their surroundings and record what they notice. So every Monday, the kindergarteners walk to a local wetland area called Bridgewalk Pond, bringing clipboards and writing implements to record their...

Nurturing Wild Readers and the 40 Book Challenge

Though we hope books travel with students wherever they may go, within and beyond the walls of Bixby, the literature classroom is our reading home for the year.  Within these walls (and sometimes on the stoop outside), we will spend lots of time reading, listening to...

Discovering Boulder’s Bridgewalk Pond

Last week Emily and I had the wonderful opportunity to take a group of Preschoolers on a walk to Bridgewalk Pond during group time. It was a beautiful fall day with the sun shinning bright and the breeze blowing through the leaves as Cowboy, Emily’s dog, led the...

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