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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.

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...

Connection and Communication

Two things we value in the Preschool classroom are fostering positive communication and connecting with each other. Making connections begins with developing trust and finding a variety of ways to communicate with our diverse population of young learners that are...

Free Time At Bixby

Free time is yet another unique aspect of Bixby’s curriculum. As educators and parents, we have long heard about the value of play and of making choices, but these qualities are often the first things jettisoned from a program in the race for “success,” even in...

Handmade Holiday Market TODAY!

The kindergarten class made a variety of ornaments that will be on sale at the Handmade Holiday Market TODAY! Invite your friends and family. During Cooking Club, the kiddos mixed up a few batches of cinnamon salt dough. With the help of our AMAZING parent volunteers,...

The Power of Revision with Tom

Interviewer: How much rewriting do you do? Hemingway: It depends. I rewrote the ending of Farewell to Arms, the last page of it, 39 times before I was satisfied. Interviewer: Was there some technical problem there? What was it that had stumped you? Hemingway: Getting...

Learning To Respect Our Elders

Last month, the first grade class took a small field trip to visit our neighbors at MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care. The elders were shining bright after spending time with their new friends. Last summer, as MorningStar took form, I couldn’t hold back my...

Preschool Food Drive for the OUR Center

With the holidays upon us, “giving” is one word that comes to ones mind. In the mind of a preschooler, “giving” can often be interpreted as, “give that toy to ME!”. To guide and teach young children about giving and caring about others, and as many other topics alike,...

Read Aloud In Literature With Melodie

“Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.” – Marilyn Jager Adams Read Aloud, along with Free Reading, is a very popular class activity we do...

Making Fractions Fun and Yummy In Kitty’s Math Class

4th and 5th graders will spend the next 3 weeks learning about fractions. We begin by using the Bixby tile system, a set of 13 different plastic, colored rectangles. The largest tile is yellow and it is the whole to begin with. The smallest tile is green and it takes...

Making Pigeon Books In Colleen’s Writing Room

In writing class, I always look for ways to create projects that are engaging and fun, yet still purposeful. One of my favorite projects is making ‘pigeon books’ with second graders. The book, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems is a popular book among...

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