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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.

Inside 4th & 5th Grade Literature With Melodie

The Book Whisperer In 4th & 5th grade literature, the school year began inspired by Donalyn Miller’s The Book Whisperer and her 40 Book Challenge.  Miller’s goal is to foster a love of reading that will translate into strong foundations in literacy. She challenges...

Cold? Warm-Up By Learning More About Bixby Summer Day Camp

Did you know that it’s about that time to think about summer? What?!?!?! You may be thinking, but the first snow just fell. Ok, you’re right. Let’s be present with winter for a moment.   Inevitably, however, you may feel your mind contemplating the warmth of summer...

Bixby Writers And Modern Technology

Computer skills are paramount in the writing room. Effective communication in the 21st century necessitates a familiarity with computers and word processing software. As writers, modern technology affords us so many potential advantages: Writing faster Efficient...

Focusing On Responsibility In Preschool

One core value of Bixby is that we practice and teach responsibility to the children. Responsibility is a big focus of the school because it allows children to learn how to take action and become accountable for it. In the preschool, we support the children through...

Bixby Fitness Tests

This fall, Sports classes participated in our Bixby specific fitness tests. Using our unique surroundings such as lower yard and Tantra Park, we worked on measuring agility, core strength, endurance, power, and balance in a fun and interesting way. Here is a brief...

El 2 de noviembre: el Día de Muertos

El Día de Muertos has been the latest cultural topic in Spanish class. Besides learning their Spanish vocabulary and grammar, students are diving into one of the most popular and amusing festivities in Latin America: The Day of the Death. The main objective of...

Fall Festival In The Preschool

Fall brings many wonderful transformations in and around the Preschool. We enjoy the vibrancy of our colorful playground glowing with the changing of the season. Our traditions at this time of year follow the natural interests of the children and focus on sensory rich...

Learning More About The Bixby Early Writing Process

The number of times I have heard a first grader say, “My hand hurts,” or “I can’t write anymore!” breaks my heart! Physically, first grade writing is just hard. It can make me wonder, am I pushing them too hard? But then I’ll have a student who despite their fatigue...

Halloween At Bixby = Fun For All

Let me be the first to wish you a happy November. October was perfectly lovely and gave me my first chance to experience a spooktacular Halloween at Bixby! School-wide gourd-hunting after calling the gourd out with the historic "ooba" chant to King Kababba marked a...

Solving Problems To Learn New Mathematics

“Students solve problems not to apply mathematics but to learn new mathematics,” according to John Van de Walle in his book, Teaching Student Centered Mathematics. Giving students a problem and having them figure out how to solve it and then discussing their...

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