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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.

Bixby Read-A-Thon

“Read. Read anything. Read the things they say are good for you, and the things they claim are junk. You’ll find what you need to find. Just read.” –Neil Gaiman   This week, we draw inspiration from the Bixby Read-A-Thon, and pair it with our goals for the spring...

Learning to Work Together – The Science of Collaboration

January, February, and the beginning of March make up Bixby’s science fair season, when 2nd through 5th graders are asked to call upon a variety of skills. They brainstorm, budget their time, and practice the scientific method. They try to measure carefully, learn the...

Ready… Set… Read….

The annual, school-wide Read-a-Thon begins today! The intent of this long held Bixby tradition is to encourage the love and practice of reading. During this month long fundraiser, students are asked to record their home reading on the log that was provided during...

Sorting and Resolving Conflicts

In my blog last month about the wonders of free time at Bixby, I alluded to the learning that takes place not only in the successful collaborations (e.g., building the Great Wall of China), but also in the mistakes and conflicts that arise. One aspect of my role at...

Money! Money! Money!

Money is a fun, practical and real world manipulative for children to work with. The 4th and 5th graders are lucky in that after the Bixby Bazaar, being the upper class students, they are the ones who get to count the change (and it’s a lot!). We spent one week...

A Culture of Care and Presence

I am going to take the opportunity to use this post to shine a sliver of light on just how special and caring this Bixby community really is. Since coming back from winter break, countless moments brought me in touch with how unique the collection of people in this...

Inside Preschool With Shannon and Gingerbread

The holidays have come and gone. Families and friends have traveled far and wide to spend quality time together as we all wrap up our year full of memorable moments. We’ve now begun a new year, a new chapter in our lives that has opportunity knocking at every corner....

Holiday Letter To The Bixby Family

Dear Members of the Bixby Family: The holiday season always causes me to reflect on the past year and the year ahead with thanks that both our republic and myself have survived another year with some modicum of dignity. Particularly, after one has surpassed the...

Dana’s Math Games

We have had a wonderful semester of learning, hard work, and fun! As our beloved Bixby community looks forward to a seventeen day break from school, I thought that it might be helpful to share some math games that are fun to play at home or while traveling during this...

The Value of Snow Play at Bixby

At the first sign of snow, the kids are eagerly asking, "Are we going sledding in Sports class today?". Sledding is definitely a favorite outdoor activity! The fresh air and sunshine does so much for young bodies, minds and attitudes. It also helps our students to...

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