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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.

Promoting and Practicing Tolerance in Preschool

The other day, some of the children were playing in our preschool music room. They were building "homes" with giant foam blocks. The kids were two and a half to five years old. As a younger girl showed interest in the house across the room, she began to climb into the...

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 are reading recipes, and using math skills like counting, measuring,...

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 times. Emotions were running high, and so was the potential for heated or...

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, and they are sharing the books they have read with each other.  They...

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 independently. It is important for children to have the opportunity to...

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 the things we have been working on are pumpkin bowling, pumpkin guts...

6 Myths about Bixby School

Myth 1: We cannot afford private school! Truth: Bixby School has a strong commitment to making our program accessible to as many families as possible through graduated tuition support and scholarships. Myth 2: We are not a typical Bixby Family! Truth: Our school is a...

Have You Ever Wondered Why Spanish Is Taught At Bixby?

You may have heard that acquiring a second language presents many advantages for the learner. Since your children are learning Spanish, I wanted to use this opportunity to list some of the advantages as well as some facts related to this language.     Advantages of...

Recognizing Our Differences and Unique Qualities

As we settle into the new school year there are many exciting happenings on the social front. Our younger students from last year have stepped into their new roles as leaders and mentors. Friendships, both old and new, are evolving each day. One goal I have as I delve...

Author’s Chair – A Day to Celebrate a Job Well Done

In writing class, we generate a lot of text. However, not all this work is shared with classmates and other teachers. Some shorter assignments remain forever tucked away in their writing journals. Perhaps students will revisit old journal entries sporadically...

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