Blossoms Newsletter

November 2020

Director's Corner

It is November and where has the time gone? A lot has happened, we've had our Fall Harvest Drive Thru, Night Under the Stars, student assessment days, chosen a mascot, and now embarking upon our free Coat Drive and Holiday Magic Celebration! While we miss our students, the safety of staff and students is our number one priority at CCSD 168. Recently in your Class DOJO, you should have received a survey regarding our program and your comfort level with returning to in-person instruction. Please fill out the google form as it gives us very important information. Also, if you have not already done so, please join our Facebook page at Blossoms/Wagoner, so that you can see all the latest happenings. As always, should you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to email me at twalton@d168.org.

Stay Safe and Be Well!

Mrs. Walton

Director of Early Childhood

"Every Child, Every Day!"

Tree Investigations

Our scholars have been learning all about trees! Throughout the study students learned the parts of a tree, different foods that grow on a tree, animals and creatures that live in a tree, and things we do near a tree. The students painted trees with watercolor paints. The teachers and the families went on nature walks and shared their nature items with each other on Zoom.

Pumpkin Fun!

There are so many fun things to do with pumpkins, from baking pumpkin seeds to making our favorite characters. Each child that attended the Fall Harvest/Grandparents/Special Persons Day received a free pumpkin from Ms. Ritzema's dad's farm! They donated over 100 pumpkins!!

Blossoms keeps Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) at the forefront!

From dancing corn, to exploding pumpkins Blossoms keeps S.T. E.A.M. going for students. For the pinecone project students observed pinecones and had a discussion on how the weather effects pinecones. Just like flowers they open and close. When warm, the pinecones open, when cold, the pinecones stay closed. To test, the students had three cups: one with cold water, one empty, one with hot water. Overnight the pinecones sat in their individual cups. The result was the pinecone in the hot water completely expanded open. The pinecone in the cold water stayed closed, the pinecone in the cup with no water opened as well. The scholars determined that the pinecone with no water opened because the room was warm. They also noticed that the pinecone in the cold-water cup was beginning to open and determined that was because the water was no longer cold. Our little scientist are on the move...…..critically thinking!

Character Counts/Spirit Week at Blossoms

November 2nd kicked off Character Counts/Spirit Week at Blossoms. Teachers held discussions around the pillars of character and participated in activities with students. In addition, staff and students participated in Team Day, Favorite Era Day, Career Day, Breast Cancer Awareness Day, and Pajama Day. It was a fun week had by all!

Boost Your Immunity Workshop

Want to find out how to boost your immunity and the overall health of your family? Join us on November 19, 2020. Here is the link to register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2vNVCTkBRJqi-6fkSy0jXQ

Important Dates

11/10- Community Chat @ 5pm

11/11- No School- Veterans Day

11/12- Community Fest @ 5pm

11/12- Birth to 3 Group Connection @ 11:30am

11/19- Boost Your Immunity Workshop @ 3:30pm

11/20- Progress Reports

11/23- Board Meeting @ 7pm

11/24- PreK Screening Date- No PreK Classes

11/25-11/27- Happy Thanksgiving- No Classes

Join our Baby Blossoms Program!

Are you or someone you know expecting? Do you have a child age birth to 3? Then Baby Blossoms is the place you want to be! Baby Blossoms provides free developmental screenings, an assigned parent educator, free resources, group connections, free field trips, and so much more! For more information please call Ms. Misuinas at 708--758-4762.