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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.

Why Do We Speed?

Strange question for a school discussion, isn’t it? That’s what I thought during my second day of Responsive Classroom training last summer, but that’s what our instructor put up on his chart paper. Take a moment to think about it…maybe even ask other adults that are...

Play is a Child’s Work

The importance of play in Early Childhood Education is slowly, but surely, finding its way into news feeds across the globe. Play has a fundamental role in shaping a child's early development both cognitively and physiologically. Research dates as far back as 1964...

Paper, Where Would We Be Without It?

We spend most of our time in art doing something with paper; cutting, folding, taping, gluing, and occasionally crumpling it up and starting over. While the first graders were making cat mummies in conjunction with a great unit on Egypt, thanks to Colleen and Connie,...

Why Is Wednesday The Best Day At Bixby Preschool?

Ask the kids and they will respond with a hardy "Gym!" response. While developing body and spacial awareness and refining their emerging skills, they are having FUN! I hope this will lead to a life full of physical fitness. Bixby preschool does an excellent job of...

Handwriting Without Tears

Handwriting Without Tears is a literacy curriculum that children are using throughout the world, as well as right here in Bixby’s preschool. It is described as an “easy-to-teach, easy-to-learn curriculum that makes handwriting mastery joyful for students and their...

The Mayans and the First Graders Spanish class

Did you know that… …the Maya Civilization lived from c.a. 2000 B.C. to A.D. 1500 while the Ancient Egyptians ruled from c.a. 5500 B.C. to 500 B.C? … the Mayan pyramids had steps for the high priests to perform ceremonies on top of them while similar Egyptian...

Animals in Winter

During our walks to Bridgewalk Pond the class started a conversation about animals in the winter. How do animals find food in the winter? How do they stay warm? What happens to the fish and frogs when the pond freezes? These questions sparked an inquiry into our...

YAY BIXBY TILES!

Our founders, Pat and Bart, loved teaching math and focused on finding ways to help kids make sense of numbers. Bart especially loved using tools like graph paper, Cuisenaire rods, and money as a way to facilitate this sense making, but he wanted a model that allowed...

A Kindergarten Winter

Winter has brought a lot of fun and joy to the 2016 Kindergarten class of Bixby. Getting decked-out in winter garb is a necessary daily precursor to exploring the chilly outdoors and we have been improving our dressing time dramatically. Each day we get an opportunity...

Reading In Preschool

This month is all about reading and literacy at Bixby. We really enjoy reading to the children. In our preschool room, there are always books for the children to look at on the tables and shelves throughout the class room and children are always encouraged to bring a...

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