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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.

Rhythm, Meter & Making Music

In Bixby's music room, we have been getting back to the basics by feeling rhythm in our body, learning note values by using the Kodály Method, and focusing on meter in 4/4 time. Preschoolers have been working on keeping a steady beat by passing our egg shakers around...

Forces, Flight & Fall

4th and 5th Grades: What keeps a bird, or a plane, in the air? 4th and 5th graders are finding out, as they explore the forces and motion of flight. They’ve demonstrated or experimented with flight’s four “mystery forces,” in some cases figuring out the “mystery”...

Inside Preschool With Taylor

Shaving Cream! Afternoons are always a busy time in the preschool. The students are excited and re-energized from rest and nap time, and ready to have some fun! During this time, different areas are “open” with open-ended activities for the students to engage in. We...

Flexible, Intuitive Thinking With Numbers

Dana’s First Grade Math Class: Flexible, intuitive thinking with numbers is one of the main math goals for Bixby students. Finding many ways to make a particular number is an important way to help develop this number sense. Students began this type of work last week...

Reading Comprehension With Connie

Reading is most meaningful and enjoyable when the reader connects to the text. Students are encouraged to be active readers as they interact with books naturally, through open-ended questions, and various comprehension exercises designed to connect the text to self,...

Mixing Colors With Shannon

Mondays are always a whirl of fun after the children have had a couple of days at home. It’s exciting for me as a teacher to see their bright smiling faces again. Every week sparks new interests that let the children share important ideas, questions, and thoughts they...

Discovering Various Properties Of Numbers With Kitty

This past week 4th and 5th graders have been hard at work discovering various properties of numbers. We began by working with factors and multiples. Students practiced finding factors by breaking numbers into their multiplication combinations: 24 = 1x24, 2x12, 3x8,...

Introduction To Public Speaking With Tom

Public speaking is a priority in the writing room this year. We seek to foster skills that will translate to middle school and beyond, skills that will prove useful throughout life. We often spend the last 15-25 minutes of class in our writer's workshop, where...

Inside After School With Lexie

It is hard to believe that October is here! The After School program made its transition from summer to school's start and now to fall! The turn towards fall has us all excited. Our pumpkin Gus is ever-increasingly a sight to behold and bestow the whimsy of the...

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