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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.

Authentic Learning

Authentic Learning

A two year old puts on her sock all by herself. A three year old folds up a blanket and pushes it tightly into his backpack. A four year old rolls a snowball around the playground until it is fat and round. A five year old cuts, folds and tapes scraps of paper...

¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Hola. ¿Empezaron bien el nuevo año? We are in the middle of our school year and today I want to tell you what your children are learning in Spanish class. In Spanish 1 we are studying the days of the week. We are listening to the story “Las brujas del bosque” (“The...

Making Sense of Math: Why We Wait to Teach Algorithms

Making Sense of Math: Why We Wait to Teach Algorithms

Our mission is to cultivate critical thinking; promote independence and self-confidence; instill empathy, respect and responsibility; and inspire a love of learning. -Bixby Mission Statement As a progressive school, Bixby values deep understanding.  According to Alfie...

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 of flour, water, salt, oil, and color (if desired).  A simple dough. ...

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 materials.  Instead of traditional paint brushes, I provided the group...

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 lie just ahead. There is a lot of joy to be found in Bixby classrooms...

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, I have compiled a ‘Top Ten’ list of Bixby attributes for which I am...

Promoting and Practicing Tolerance in Preschool

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 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,...

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