Steppingstone Family Blast

Thursday April 23, 2020

Join Steppingstone on Zoom!

Steppingstone Scholars has been able to set up a secure zoom link to run our virtual clubs. It is a simple and safe way for your child to connect with their Steppingstone teachers and friends and to keep learning. Monday - Friday, students can join us from 3 PM - 5 PM by going to this link. If they are joining through a cell phone, they will need to download the zoom app first.

Check Out the Clubs We're Offering!

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Online Learning Update

The School District of Philadelphia will continue “Phase Two” of optional learning guides to keep students engaged through April 17th. Teacher-led online learning is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 20th with a focus on review and enrichment. Beginning Monday, May 4th, formal graded instruction will begin with recorded attendance. Check out the school district website, at, for more information.
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Baking Bread and Making Science!

If you happen to have mushy bananas this week, turn them into a sweet treat instead of throwing them away! And while you're at it, you can learn a little bit about the chemistry behind one of my favorite recipes.

--Ms.Naomi, Duckrey Elementary

Banana Bread Rising - FunScience Scavenger Hunt
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Vetri has a brand new "Weekly Dish!" In the Weekly Dish, Vetri staff give ideas for recipes you can try at home, as well as nutrition-related activities and tips.

Here is an example of a recipe they shared for Chili Popcorn:

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Ms. Jasmine's Science in Sports

Some of the greatest players in the world of sports credit their abilities to science and math. Check out this video by Sports Science on Kyrie Irving about how he is able to be so quick on his feet and great at his dribbling abilities.

--Ms.Jasmine, Duckrey Elementary

Kyrie Irving's insane quickness | Sport Science | ESPN Archives

How Planets Orbit The Sun

--Ms.Lexi, Dunbar Elementary
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Simulate the Crunchy Crust of the Earth

Ever wondered what's under your feet, beneath the grass, stone, even lower than the subway? Jared from FunScienceDemos has a tasty demonstration of tectonic plates you can try at home!

--Ms. Naomi, Duckrey Elementary

What Causes Earthquakes

Salt, Glue and Watercolour Writing Activity

--Ms. Lexi, Dunbar Elementary
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Science of Spring Video

--Ms. Lexi, Dunbar Elementary
The Science of Spring!

Bioplastic at Home

--Ms.Lexi, Dunbar Elementary

Ice, Water, Temperature Science Experiments

--Ms. Lexi, Dunbar Elementary
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3 Step Bouncy Balls

--Ms. Lexi, Dunbar Elementary

Homemade Trail Mix

Try out this recipe for healthy trail mix and let us know what you think! Grab some semi-sweet chocolate chips, raisins or another dried fruit, your favorite seeds (mine are pumpkin), some peanuts or cashews, and some pretzels if you would like. Finish it off with a pinch of salt and a shake!

--Ms.Kylae, Duckrey Elementary

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3 Different Activities for Google Earth

--Ms. Lexi, Dunbar Elementary
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2 Ingredient Cloud Dough

--Ms.Lexi, Dunbar Elementary

Joke of the Day 😂

What kind of tree fits in your hand?

Answer revealed in the next blast!

Previous joke: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?

Answer: Frostbite

Do you have a joke suggestion? Email it to and you might see your joke featured in the newsletter!

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Student Spotlight

How are you staying active during the school closure? Reading a good book? Trying a new hobby? Working on your homework? Getting physical activity? Let us know! Submit a picture and a short statement about how you are staying active and you could be featured in our next newsletter!
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Steppingstone Scholars Inc.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have!

Director -Hannah Clements,

Bethune Coordinator - Chris Bulman,

Duckrey Coordinator- Jhanae Mahoney,

Dunbar Coordinator- Rasheeda Williams,

McMichael Coordinator-

Robin Eli,