A Classic Toy…

A Classic Toy…

Playdough! This soft, and often colorful, modeling material is just one of many staples one will see within the preschool classroom.  One that is homemade, often by the preschoolers, using a mixture...

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Sensory Painting With Preschool

Sensory Painting With Preschool

A couple weeks ago, as the final leaves were falling, I had a lovely opportunity to do some sensory painting with the students in my group time.  We ventured out into the warm sun and examined our...

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The Zones

The Zones

Late autumn brings with it a tremendous amount of excitement for children. There are Halloween costumes to choose, turkeys and pies to make and snow to wish for. The winter holidays and a new year...

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Grateful For Bixby

Grateful For Bixby

As we take a weeklong break from school to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, I reflect on what a special place Bixby is and how grateful I am to be a part of the Bixby community. Thus,...

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Cooking in Kindergarten

Cooking in Kindergarten

Cooking with kids can help get them interested in trying healthy foods they might not normally want to try. When they make it themselves, it is a feeling of accomplishment! During cooking club, we...

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Coming Together

Coming Together

Last Wednesday morning after a deeply dividing national election, Bixby School’s first- through fifth-graders gathered together in our gym, rather than splitting into the usual grade-level group...

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Getting Meta-Cognitively Connected!

Getting Meta-Cognitively Connected!

The children have been working hard to become “wild readers” this fall.  They are choosing and reading their own books, they are learning to think and write about their reading in meaningful ways,...

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Game Days in 4th & 5th Grade Math

Game Days in 4th & 5th Grade Math

In math we spend every day learning and working. Our units change every few weeks (we are currently studying division). Sometimes students work with a group or a partner, and sometimes they work...

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Fall Inspired Preschool Activities

Fall Inspired Preschool Activities

Festive fall activities have been a blast of fun in the preschool! The team of teachers collaborated ideas relating to the season that we implemented in the classroom throughout the month. Some of...

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