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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.

Do You Glog? – It’s a Tech Question

“It’s a really easy way to channel your ideas and creativity. For a book report you can easily show different points of view. Plus, you can pretty much have anything (image, text, etc.) on there.” - Katie There are numerous questions regarding the use of...

Nurturing A Love Of Reading In The Preschool Classroom

One of my very first teaching mentors began the first day of school, with her kindergartners, with this message… She started out by asking her students to raise their hand if they knew how to read. One, maybe two, raised their hands, while others blurted...

Reaching: Beyond Familiar Shores

On December 25th 2017, a small whale watching boat from the Pacific Whale Foundation (www.pacwhale.org) left the harbor of Ma’alaea on Maui. On board a mix of tourists, locals and marine naturalists. There were families with children ranging from preschool...

Hide-N-Seek Everybody’s It Ball Tag

While traditional physical education focuses on skill development such as catching, throwing, and dribbling a ball, here in Bixby Sports classes we add the strategic thinking. Physical skills are important, but executive function is super important too!...

An Ode to Teachers

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the immensity of the sea. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery Last night at our holiday party, I toasted the Bixby teachers...

Do you Really Mean It?

When working (or living) with young children, it is a daily occurrence that children will question if you “really mean it?” Sometimes, it is silly and playful, for example…do I really mean that I don’t want you to touch me with your paint filled hands? Or...

Investigating Chemistry With The Critical Topic Of Water

We began with a small bottle of clear water, an ordinary object.  I explained that even the most ordinary things can be amazing, if we observe with care, consider what we see, and try to explain the details to ourselves.  Then I had them watch as I put a...

Preparing For Winter…Sing!

I know I am biased being the Music Director, but Winter Sing at Bixby School is definitely one of my favorite traditions. On the last day of school before Winter Break, December 22, the entire school will gather in the gym to sing winter's favorite tunes....

Wow! So Play Really is Work!

It all started out simply enough, two first graders decided to pick up a 3 x 7 foot heavy- duty plastic tub and move it to another location in the playground. That was fun enough for short time, then it occurred to them that this tub would be good for...

Bixby School Student Council 2017-18

One of the most important things we administrators do is to look at our various programs and traditions from time to time to determine how effective they are in light of our mission and core beliefs. This summer, Beth and I discussed the history of and our...

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