# Blog

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.

## Inside A Bixby Body

“Oh that tickles.” “Don’t forget to trace my dreadlock.” “I want to have my leg on the body.” These were some of the enthusiastic quotes that came out of the kids’ mouths this past week as we completed our model of the inside of a human body. This wonderful...

## A Progressive Approach To Learning The Human Body

Group Time at Bixby Preschool is a wonderful time when our students have a chance for in-depth learning with children their own age and in a smaller class size. The focus is learning with real and careful hands-on experience. The “Night Fury” group has the oldest kids...

## Take Apart and Front End Multiplication Methods

In Kitty’s 4th/5th math classes, we have been learning about strategies for multiplying larger numbers. The first strategy we learned was called “take apart” multiplication. This method involves breaking apart multiplication expressions into a combination of simpler...

## Inside Kindergarten Math

Young children’s natural curiosity to learn about the world around them, make kindergarten a special place in which to develop number sense. In Kindergarten Math Groups, children are encouraged to explore numbers through sorting, patterning, and counting activities...

## 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...

## Rough Drafts, Poetry, Descriptive Writing & Thank You Letters

In 1st grade, we have been working diligently on All About Me books, and students are now finishing their final copies. Using rough drafts, students are transferring their ideas using conventional spelling and their best handwriting to make sure their work is...

## 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...