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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.

Float Like A Pumpkin?

Sinking and floating are essential skills for new swimmers. Different techniques that we work on in Bixby's pool include, floating on our bellies, backs, and across the pool. For Halloween, the preschool teachers and I brought a couple of pumpkins down to...

Team Building At Bixby School

The first class all 1st-5th graders go to each day is Group Time, from 8:30-9:00. This is similar to a homeroom and serves a variety of functions. Meeting with their grade-level peers (4th graders with 4th graders and 5th graders with 5th graders) gives...

Have You Seen Bixby’s Lower Yard?

I have always been struck buy the unique characteristics of Lower Yard. I’ve seen schools with engaging climbing structures and creative play spaces but nothing as complete and dynamic as what we have at Bixby School. At first glance the obvious advantage...

Time Spent Singing With Your Preschooler = Priceless

Has your preschooler ever come home talking about speckled frogs? Or maybe you’re wondering what a ran sam sam or a bottle pop is? Has your child been sticking pretend bubble gum to themselves and shoveling trash out of your backyard? If so, then they’ve...

Building The Leaders Of Tomorrow

The other day I came across a scene on the soccer field while picking my kids up from the after-school program that was so “Bixby” I had to sit and observe for a while. It was a beautiful, sunny fall day and many of the kids were outside playing on the...

Making a Game of Math

“Do not keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play.” This quote attributed to Plato describes something that we all understand: Play keeps us working toward something longer and with more dedication than anything else because it provides a...

I’ll Take Some Spanish With My Fruit Loops

This week we made necklaces out of Fruit Loops so the first graders could learn the colors in Spanish. They learned the words for red, green, blue, yellow and orange. Each child took a turn telling the rest of the class which two colors to put on their...

Outside in October

Last Friday, the children were outside in t-shirts, throwing leaves into the air, and asking for spooky stories. On Monday the children were outside in snow pants, snow boots, hats and gloves and making snow angels! October in Colorado is filled with...

So What Are Bixby Tiles?

If you haven’t had a chance to play with the Bixby Tiles used in math classrooms around the elementary school, you’re really missing out. They are simple in design, but one of the most powerful math manipulatives we have available to us. Here’s a quick...

Stones in the River

According to the frontier-life author, Willa Cather “Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.” Add to that, most authors write using a blend of personal experience and a chosen perspective to create their...

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