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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.

A Culture of Care and Presence

I am going to take the opportunity to use this post to shine a sliver of light on just how special and caring this Bixby community really is. Since coming back from winter break, countless moments brought me in touch with how unique the collection of people in this...

Inside Preschool With Shannon and Gingerbread

The holidays have come and gone. Families and friends have traveled far and wide to spend quality time together as we all wrap up our year full of memorable moments. We’ve now begun a new year, a new chapter in our lives that has opportunity knocking at every corner....

Holiday Letter To The Bixby Family

Dear Members of the Bixby Family: The holiday season always causes me to reflect on the past year and the year ahead with thanks that both our republic and myself have survived another year with some modicum of dignity. Particularly, after one has surpassed the...

Dana’s Math Games

We have had a wonderful semester of learning, hard work, and fun! As our beloved Bixby community looks forward to a seventeen day break from school, I thought that it might be helpful to share some math games that are fun to play at home or while traveling during this...

The Value of Snow Play at Bixby

At the first sign of snow, the kids are eagerly asking, "Are we going sledding in Sports class today?". Sledding is definitely a favorite outdoor activity! The fresh air and sunshine does so much for young bodies, minds and attitudes. It also helps our students to...

Connection and Communication

Two things we value in the Preschool classroom are fostering positive communication and connecting with each other. Making connections begins with developing trust and finding a variety of ways to communicate with our diverse population of young learners that are...

Free Time At Bixby

Free time is yet another unique aspect of Bixby’s curriculum. As educators and parents, we have long heard about the value of play and of making choices, but these qualities are often the first things jettisoned from a program in the race for “success,” even in...

Handmade Holiday Market TODAY!

The kindergarten class made a variety of ornaments that will be on sale at the Handmade Holiday Market TODAY! Invite your friends and family. During Cooking Club, the kiddos mixed up a few batches of cinnamon salt dough. With the help of our AMAZING parent volunteers,...

The Power of Revision with Tom

Interviewer: How much rewriting do you do? Hemingway: It depends. I rewrote the ending of Farewell to Arms, the last page of it, 39 times before I was satisfied. Interviewer: Was there some technical problem there? What was it that had stumped you? Hemingway: Getting...

Learning To Respect Our Elders

Last month, the first grade class took a small field trip to visit our neighbors at MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care. The elders were shining bright after spending time with their new friends. Last summer, as MorningStar took form, I couldn’t hold back my...

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