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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.

FlashMaster for Math Facts

FlashMaster for Math Facts

Math facts are a fact of life for math students. Children in the 4th and 5th grades are expected to know the multiplication facts through 12x12 (and the corresponding division facts). Being able to easily and quickly recall these rote facts makes the larger problems...

Kindergarten Collaboration Work

Kindergarten Collaboration Work

Our inquiry into towers piqued the Kindergarteners’ interest in creating and building. Soon my students were branching off into groups and creating elaborate structures with materials found around the classroom. Some students worked really well together, while other...

Bixby Core Values Shine in Preschool

Bixby Core Values Shine in Preschool

Preschool numbers have grown this past year and it has been so joyful! The children are taking on responsibility for by welcoming new friends to the classroom and by sharing our Bixby values. They’re growing into role models and socially inviting those who are new to...

Cross Curricular Collaboration

Cross Curricular Collaboration

At Bixby, there are many classes and teachers. Each teacher has a specialization and may teach several different grades. It can be easy to view content areas as isolated, separate, and unrelated to each other. However, some of the richest learning happens when...

Bixby School’s Elective – Rules of Etiquette

Bixby School’s Elective – Rules of Etiquette

Elective classes for the 4th and 5th graders are some of my favorite classes here at Bixby. We can change which classes we offer depending on the interests of our current students (and even their interest du jour.) Some of the classes I have offered in the past have...

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. ...

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