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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.

Word Study with Connie… More Than A List of Spelling Words

Word study is the learning of and practice with word patterns that lead the children to discover how to spell words! Words they are studying and words with similar patterns that they encounter in text and in the world around them. Or, to put it into “edu-speak,”...

Swings: A Place To Explore, Build Strength, and More!

“Let’s go to swings!” is a phrase often heard coming from the preschool children.  As a favorite of many, the swings in preschool yard provide the children with multiple opportunities to explore, build strength, and more. The swings development and design was created...

Spanish Is All Around Us!

Spanish is all around us, is the topic for third, fourth and fifth grades for the coming month of November. Besides learning Spanish grammar and vocabulary, we believe that it is essential for the students to understand the importance of learning a second language. In...

The Science Behind What We See

Imagine as a 2nd or 3rd grader trying to piece together the complex movements of the Earth, moon, and sun, to understand ways those movements affect our lives: seasons, moon phases, eclipses, and tides. It’s hard work! Bixby’s young scientists have practiced with...

Pumpkins, Ghosts and Bats! Oh My!

It is almost the end of October and we're making pumpkins again. It never ceases to amaze me the different combinations of faces, accessories, and ailments that our pumpkins end up with. Each are unique and different as the students themselves. John pointed out today,...

Inside A Bixby Body

“Oh that tickles.” “Don’t forget to trace my dreadlock.” “I want to have my leg on the body.” These were some of the enthusiastic quotes that came out of the kids’ mouths this past week as we completed our model of the inside of a human body. This wonderful...

A Progressive Approach To Learning The Human Body

Group Time at Bixby Preschool is a wonderful time when our students have a chance for in-depth learning with children their own age and in a smaller class size. The focus is learning with real and careful hands-on experience. The “Night Fury” group has the oldest kids...

Take Apart and Front End Multiplication Methods

In Kitty’s 4th/5th math classes, we have been learning about strategies for multiplying larger numbers. The first strategy we learned was called “take apart” multiplication. This method involves breaking apart multiplication expressions into a combination of simpler...

Inside Kindergarten Math

Young children’s natural curiosity to learn about the world around them, make kindergarten a special place in which to develop number sense. In Kindergarten Math Groups, children are encouraged to explore numbers through sorting, patterning, and counting activities...

Rhythm, Meter & Making Music

In Bixby's music room, we have been getting back to the basics by feeling rhythm in our body, learning note values by using the Kodály Method, and focusing on meter in 4/4 time. Preschoolers have been working on keeping a steady beat by passing our egg shakers around...

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