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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.

Material-Rich, Inquiry-Based Curriculum In Our Science Classroom

Science can be a natural fit for elementary school children. Lessons are frequently kinesthetic by nature. Children have the opportunity to follow their own sense of curiosity and discover answers for themselves. Occasionally at Bixby (and in a mild way), students...

Approach To Teaching ‘Math Facts’

As we get ready for Thanksgiving, I want to share how grateful I am for my students and the supportive community that makes Bixby a wonderful place to teach. I appreciate our school’s commitment to progressive education with its emphasis on critical thinking and...

Thank You Bixby Parents!

                                    At this time of thanksgiving, we are grateful for the many ways in which our extraordinary parents support the students and faculty at Bixby. Thank you for your tireless efforts as: • dedicated members of the Board of Trustees •...

Thanksgiving Season In Preschool

One of the ways we are celebrating the Thanksgiving season in the preschool is with a “Thankful Tree”. Throughout the week, students have been adding their thankful thoughts to the tree. It has been a wonderful process for me as a teacher to read the different ideas...

Our Favorite Guest Speakers At Bixby…The Furry Ones!

When studying anything, it is always exciting to get first hand information from experts. Bixby teachers are always looking for interesting speakers, field trips, and demonstrations to enhance your students learning. I would like to give special thanks to Connie for...

4th and 5th Grade Privileges

Ah, to be an upperclassman! Being a 4th/5th grader at Bixby comes with new privileges, as well as increased responsibilities. As a new 4th grader, the first exciting change is a move into the 4th and 5th grade hallway. This is a part of the school that is open only to...

To Bridgewalk Pond We Go!

I believe children cultivate critical thinking skills when they observe closely and record what they see. Every Monday, the kindergarteners walk to a local wetland area called Bridgewalk Pond. They carry a clipboard, a pencil, and a magnifying glass to record their...

Inside 4th & 5th Grade Literature With Melodie

The Book Whisperer In 4th & 5th grade literature, the school year began inspired by Donalyn Miller’s The Book Whisperer and her 40 Book Challenge.  Miller’s goal is to foster a love of reading that will translate into strong foundations in literacy. She challenges...

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