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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.

Sports Field

We are so blessed to have such beautiful grounds here at Bixby School! Besides the gardens, lower yard and the picnic areas, my favorite outdoor space is the Sports field. With the views of the flatirons (and the weather that comes over them), the shade of the blue...

Second Grade Research Reports

“Research is formalized curiosity. It’s poking and prying with a purpose.” - Zora Neale Hurston                           Research can seem a daunting task in second grade. There is a lot of background work that precedes any written work. Students first choose a topic...

Creativity & Meaningful Learning in Language Arts

  “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of the creative effort.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt In our 4th/5th grade literature class we have been getting into the rhythm of doing homework weekly. In my last post I explained the various clubs that we...

Integrating Music Into Bixby’s Preschool Curriculum

One of my favorite things about working with preschoolers is that I get to bring my love of music into the classroom on a daily basis. Music has so many wonderful applications in the classroom from storytelling to games or transitional songs. It’s nice to be able to...

Wait, That Wasn’t Supposed to Happen!

“Experience, the name men give to their mistakes.” - Oscar Wilde We took some chances with science fair projects this year, your children and I, and the lessons emerging aren’t exactly the ones we expected. We didn’t count on the less-than-cooperative live subjects....

Playing Together

With every new day, children are growing and becoming more knowledgeable about themselves and the world around them. New interests and talents are sparking, children are building stronger friendships with one another, questions and jokes are becoming more popular, and...

It’s What You Bring To The Pot!

Stone Soup is a great book to read during this cold and snowy winter season. We introduced the kindergartners to the centuries-old folk tale Stone Soup by Marcia Brown. The 1947 fable is about three hungry soldiers who outwit the greedy inhabitants of a village into...

What’s In An Owl Pellet?

Well we have been back in the swing of things for a month now after a happy new year.  As we settle back into our rhythms, the rhythm of the seasons is beginning to noticeably shift.  The days start earlier ever so slightly each day.  The Sun lingers longer in the...

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