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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 The Math Room With Dana

All math students have spent the first weeks of school learning to be a part of a supportive math community and connecting learning goals with the behaviors needed to achieve them. They have done this while beginning to delve into some important math concepts. First...

Inside The Reading Room With Connie

First, second, and third graders are settling into the rhythms of the Reading Room. We begin our classes with a group meeting designed to promote feelings of connection to each other and our work for the day. Early on, emphasis has been placed on discussing reasons...

Inside Kindergarten With Lisa

Looking back on the first two weeks of kindergarten, I witnessed the amazing impact that the outdoors had on our young learners. They were so excited and eager to investigate nature. I was surprised and inspired to learn alongside my kindergartners. They had no need...

Inside The Bixby Pool With Kyle

As we have started the year together as Bixby swimmers, we are (re)learning the fundamentals of getting ready, using the lanes and clock correctly, what a "set" is, and how to function as a community taking care of ourselves, each other, and Bixby Beach. This involves...

Inside Preschool With Emily

On Tuesday mornings at 11:00 am, the Preschoolers have their own time with our Interim Head of School, John Suitor. John comes in for storytelling time, and shares a real story from his childhood with the children. Once he is finished, the children are able to get up...

Inside 4th & 5th Grade Writing With Tom

4th and 5th grade writers began the year by...writing! The emphasis of writing class has been exactly that: writing. The assignments have been purposefully simple and straightforward thus far:     Monday: The Coolest Thing I Did This Summer... Tuesday: Introduce...

Inside Geography & History With Mark

This year, in both 2nd/3rd grade geography and 4th/5th grade history, we will be focusing on the many facets of exploration. In geography we started out with the question, "What comes to mind when you hear the word 'explorer'?" The answers were wonderfully revealing:...

Inside Kathy’s Science Room

        In the science room, 2nd through 5th graders began the year by brainstorming—not just about science, but about ways to create a classroom where everyone can thrive. Students shared insightful ideas about listening to and showing respect for each other. These...

Inside Preschool With Shannon

At Bixby there are many beautiful gardens around the school that wouldn’t stay maintained alone. Our teachers, especially Nifer, do a wonderful job at keeping them growing with additional help from our students. In the preschool garden areas, Nifer has recently...

Inside Colleen’s Writing Room

The first day of school is always a whirlwind of excitement and anticipation. It takes time to adjust to new schedules and the many classroom environments of Bixby. For the first day of Writing Class, Colleen’s 1st-3rd grade classes took time to acquaint themselves...

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