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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.

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...

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...

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...

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