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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.

Read Aloud In Literature With Melodie

“Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.” – Marilyn Jager Adams Read Aloud, along with Free Reading, is a very popular class activity we do...

Making Fractions Fun and Yummy In Kitty’s Math Class

4th and 5th graders will spend the next 3 weeks learning about fractions. We begin by using the Bixby tile system, a set of 13 different plastic, colored rectangles. The largest tile is yellow and it is the whole to begin with. The smallest tile is green and it takes...

Making Pigeon Books In Colleen’s Writing Room

In writing class, I always look for ways to create projects that are engaging and fun, yet still purposeful. One of my favorite projects is making ‘pigeon books’ with second graders. The book, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems is a popular book among...

Material-Rich, Inquiry-Based Curriculum In Our Science Classroom

Science can be a natural fit for elementary school children. Lessons are frequently kinesthetic by nature. Children have the opportunity to follow their own sense of curiosity and discover answers for themselves. Occasionally at Bixby (and in a mild way), students...

Approach To Teaching ‘Math Facts’

As we get ready for Thanksgiving, I want to share how grateful I am for my students and the supportive community that makes Bixby a wonderful place to teach. I appreciate our school’s commitment to progressive education with its emphasis on critical thinking and...

Thank You Bixby Parents!

                                    At this time of thanksgiving, we are grateful for the many ways in which our extraordinary parents support the students and faculty at Bixby. Thank you for your tireless efforts as: • dedicated members of the Board of Trustees •...

Thanksgiving Season In Preschool

One of the ways we are celebrating the Thanksgiving season in the preschool is with a “Thankful Tree”. Throughout the week, students have been adding their thankful thoughts to the tree. It has been a wonderful process for me as a teacher to read the different ideas...

Our Favorite Guest Speakers At Bixby…The Furry Ones!

When studying anything, it is always exciting to get first hand information from experts. Bixby teachers are always looking for interesting speakers, field trips, and demonstrations to enhance your students learning. I would like to give special thanks to Connie for...

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