Time Spent Singing With Your Preschooler = Priceless

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.71" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" border_style="solid"] Has your preschooler ever come home talking about speckled frogs? Or maybe you’re wondering what a ran sam sam or a bottle pop…

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Making a Game of Math

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.71" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" border_style="solid"] “Do not keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play.” This quote attributed to Plato describes something that we all understand:…

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So What Are Bixby Tiles?

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.71" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" border_style="solid"] If you haven’t had a chance to play with the Bixby Tiles used in math classrooms around the elementary school, you’re really missing…

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Stones in the River

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.71" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" border_style="solid"] According to the frontier-life author, Willa Cather “Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.”…

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Block Play

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.71" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" border_style="solid"] What exactly is it that block play provides our youngest children with? Simply put...so much! As I spent my morning with the preschoolers…

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Material Matters

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.71" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" border_style="solid"] “The freest child is the child who is most interested in what he is doing, and at whose hand are the materials for…

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A message from our Early Childhood Director

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.71" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" border_style="solid"] Forming positive responsive relationships with children and families is my primary goal at the start of every school year. I find that this…

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Back To School Night – Thursday, September 14, 2017

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.71" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" border_style="solid"] It’s an hour before back to school night. I’m in my classroom, cleaning my board as best as I can, even though some…

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A Study of the Sun

[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.71" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" border_style="solid"] Since summer students had already viewed the eclipse at Bixby, we began the new term with a study of the Sun, and it's…

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Gathering STEAM at home!

[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] We all have a wonderful challenge: Our children are born as creators, scientists, thinkers, and makers! Yet, how do…

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Bixby’s Preschool and Kindergarten Art Show

[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] As we head into the last weeks of the school year the Preschool classroom is abuzz with preparations for…

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The Teacher and Bixby’s Rubric of Student Growth

[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] As rubric season comes to a close at Bixby, I’ve been reflecting on the experience of writing these reports.…

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