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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.

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...

Building a Kindergarten Community

Building a Kindergarten community at the beginning of the year is extremely important. So how do we do this? For the first 6 weeks of school, as a class we consistently review and practice, expectations, procedures, and routines. My Kindergarteners know...

Block Play

What exactly is it that block play provides our youngest children with? Simply put...so much! As I spent my morning with the preschoolers in the block area, I was able to capture various forms of block play; all of which touched on multiple developmental...

The Risks We Take

Think about the implications of a 2.5 year old child joining us and leaving us at age 11 to go to middle school! What happens in this part of early and middle childhood sets in many ways the tone for adolescent, teenage and adult years. Alumni tell us...

Eating The Rainbow

Have you had a chance to talk to your kiddos about eating the rainbow? This is the idea that we should be choosing a variety of different-colored whole foods throughout the day and the week. Of course, eating the rainbow refers to naturally occurring...

Material Matters

“The freest child is the child who is most interested in what he is doing, and at whose hand are the materials for his work or play.” -- Caroline Pratt, progressive education reformer & founder City and Country School NYC Materials have been on my mind a...

A message from our Early Childhood Director

Forming positive responsive relationships with children and families is my primary goal at the start of every school year. I find that this happens quite naturally when you just spend time with the students and parents informally. I have made it a point to...

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