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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.

Read Across America Day – A Celebration of Reading

Last Friday, I got to school early, dressed as Ms. Frizzle, and greeted not just Bixby students, but book characters! I got to meet Harry Potter, the Cat in the Hat, and even Captain Underpants! Read Across America Day is day of excitement, playfulness,...

Bixby’s Pool

Hello! My name is Tim Blair, and I’m the new swim teacher at Bixby School. I am very happy to become a member of the Bixby family. I have enjoyed getting to know the kids and helping them develop new swim skills or enhance their previous skills. It has...

Parent Teacher Conferences

Emily and I have almost completed the Kindergarten parent/teacher conferences. For me, it is exciting to sit down with each family and share his or her child’s portfolio, and the key areas of growth seen in social, emotional, and intellectual development...

Creating A Love Of Cooking (And Eating) Through SCIENCE!

There is very little about cooking that doesn’t involve chemistry, biology, physics and math. This term’s cooking elective in the kitchen called for the 4th and 5th graders to “get their geek on” and explore simple recipes with scientific explanations....

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...

Nurturing A Love Of Reading In The Preschool Classroom

One of my very first teaching mentors began the first day of school, with her kindergartners, with this message… She started out by asking her students to raise their hand if they knew how to read. One, maybe two, raised their hands, while others blurted...

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!...

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