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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.

El 2 de noviembre: el Día de Muertos

El Día de Muertos has been the latest cultural topic in Spanish class. Besides learning their Spanish vocabulary and grammar, students are diving into one of the most popular and amusing festivities in Latin America: The Day of the Death. The main objective of...

Fall Festival In The Preschool

Fall brings many wonderful transformations in and around the Preschool. We enjoy the vibrancy of our colorful playground glowing with the changing of the season. Our traditions at this time of year follow the natural interests of the children and focus on sensory rich...

Learning More About The Bixby Early Writing Process

The number of times I have heard a first grader say, “My hand hurts,” or “I can’t write anymore!” breaks my heart! Physically, first grade writing is just hard. It can make me wonder, am I pushing them too hard? But then I’ll have a student who despite their fatigue...

Halloween At Bixby = Fun For All

Let me be the first to wish you a happy November. October was perfectly lovely and gave me my first chance to experience a spooktacular Halloween at Bixby! School-wide gourd-hunting after calling the gourd out with the historic "ooba" chant to King Kababba marked a...

Solving Problems To Learn New Mathematics

“Students solve problems not to apply mathematics but to learn new mathematics,” according to John Van de Walle in his book, Teaching Student Centered Mathematics. Giving students a problem and having them figure out how to solve it and then discussing their...

Word Study with Connie… More Than A List of Spelling Words

Word study is the learning of and practice with word patterns that lead the children to discover how to spell words! Words they are studying and words with similar patterns that they encounter in text and in the world around them. Or, to put it into “edu-speak,”...

Swings: A Place To Explore, Build Strength, and More!

“Let’s go to swings!” is a phrase often heard coming from the preschool children.  As a favorite of many, the swings in preschool yard provide the children with multiple opportunities to explore, build strength, and more. The swings development and design was created...

Spanish Is All Around Us!

Spanish is all around us, is the topic for third, fourth and fifth grades for the coming month of November. Besides learning Spanish grammar and vocabulary, we believe that it is essential for the students to understand the importance of learning a second language. In...

The Science Behind What We See

Imagine as a 2nd or 3rd grader trying to piece together the complex movements of the Earth, moon, and sun, to understand ways those movements affect our lives: seasons, moon phases, eclipses, and tides. It’s hard work! Bixby’s young scientists have practiced with...

Pumpkins, Ghosts and Bats! Oh My!

It is almost the end of October and we're making pumpkins again. It never ceases to amaze me the different combinations of faces, accessories, and ailments that our pumpkins end up with. Each are unique and different as the students themselves. John pointed out today,...

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