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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.

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...

3…2…1… Blast off!

Last week, I learned about the intense excitement that brews in a 1st grader’s belly during the moments of anticipation as the pressure builds enough to launch a rocket. All within one activity, we practiced the scientific method, “built” a rocket (out of a film...

Inside Preschool With Megan

Shaping our Classroom Community As we settle into the new school year and get accustomed to our routines in preschool, we begin shaping the culture of our classroom community. We utilize a variety of tools to establish a safe, nurturing, and caring community to learn...

Colleen’s 1st – 3rd Grade Writing Room

My writing classes have been bursting with creativity lately. I hope many of you had a chance to read and comment upon the 2nd and 3rd grade stories that were on display in the gym last week. Many books were taken home last Friday, but the remaining ones have been...

Inside Art With Robert

  We have been so busy, that I don't know where the time went! The students have been creating with pastels, paint, markers, and just about anything that can make a mark on paper. Much of what we are creating will be sent home soon, so keep your eyes peeled and Friday...

Inside Spanish With María

¡Hola! Spanish class is working at full speed! The First Graders are very excited to be able to say things in another language, especially if their parents don’t understand them, or to teach their younger siblings, ¡Buenos días!. First graders already know two songs,...

Electives With Kitty

One of the privileges of being in 4th or 5th grade is having Electives. These are classes that students get to choose. They are taught by a variety of teachers, and the subjects offered vary widely. The Tuesday choices for our first session were: Jump rope, Improv...

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