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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.

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...

Building Classroom Environment – 3rd Grade Interviews

The beginning of the school year is filled with excitement and transition. Schedules are being learned, routines are being established, and different expectations are being outlined for the various classrooms. All of this contributes to an important aspect of...

Science Hopes and Dreams

If you’re near the downstairs island, look for a bulletin board titled “Science Hopes and Dreams.” It’s filled with quotes from our 1st-through-5th grade science students, articulating what they’d like to achieve or try in science this year. You’ll see “study the...

Time For A Snack!

Children work hard in school everyday. Teachers care deeply about academics, but they are also concerned with making sure that students are doing well emotionally, socially and physically. Abraham Maslow organized human needs into a hierarchy and this information is...

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