Steppingstone Family Blast

Thursday April 2, 2020

From the Director's Desk 3

Ms. Hannah & Ms. Katie want to see you at today's Virtual Hangout!! The link to download Zoom, and to join the Hangout are below!
From the Director's Desk 3
Click *HERE* at 3pm to join the Virtual Hangout

If you have any trouble with the link you can type 252333155 into ZOOM where it says "Meeting ID or Personal Link Name".

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Ms. Jasmine's Weekly Exercises

Take about 30 minutes 3-5 times this week to do YOUR workout. This workout has exercises for each letter in the alphabet. Do the exercises that have the letters of YOUR name. This works out every part of your body. Stretch before you do so it and be careful.

-Ms. Jasmine

Daily Blast #2

Ms. Jasmine's Morning Routine

Your morning routine is very important, especially during social distancing. Take the ample time you have right now and wake up with a routine that helps you get motivated for the day. I stick to this routine during the week and relax on the weekends. 1. Wake Up 2. Hydrate 3. Stretch & give thanks simultaneously 4. Listen to something inspiring for 5 minutes 5. Listen to something educational for 10 minutes 6. Write down 3 things you must do today 7. Think about three people who need you in their life

Free Coloring Pages

Have fun!

--Ms.Lexi, Dunbar Elementary

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Code a Dance Party

Practice coding to some great beats here.


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Stuck at Home Science

Every weekday at 1 p.m. The California Science Center is live streaming "Stuck at Home Science," a new video series of science activities you can do at home. The space is designed for families to explore, investigate, and learn together without ever needing to leave the house. All activities use easy to find household supplies, and are appropriate for a variety of ages.

--Mr.Stephan, McMichael Elementary

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Parent Resource

A resource for parents with students who have diverse learning backgrounds.

--Ms.Mia, Dunbar Elementary

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Math Boxes

Younger students could do this with any place holder doesn’t have to be the stickers they show, could even do math problems on the boxes like 7+2 instead of just single numbers.

--Ms.Lexi, Dunbar Elementary

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Compound Probability

Solve each probability then match your color with the ratio on the eggs.

--Mr. Henderson, Bethune Elementary

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Dance Challange

The Dance Challenge of the week is to watch, observe, and re-create this version of Beyonce's "Halo" choreography. All students are encouraged to participate!

--Ms.Mia, Dunbar Elementary

Halo // Beyonce choreography

DIY Lava Lamp!

Here is an activity you may be able to do with your kids using supplies you already have in your house! To scale this down a little, you can use a soda bottle or a cleaned out jar. This activity also presents an opportunity to talk about the scientific concepts of density and polarity! The lava lamp works because oil and water do not mix, and Alka Seltzer releases carbon dioxide in water which is less dense than the liquids around it.

--Ms.Naomi, Duckrey Elementary

How To Make a Simple Lava Lamp At Home
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LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems

Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. If you post your art to social media, be sure to hashtag it with #MoLunchDoodles! New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET and then remain online to be streamed afterward. Check back each weekday for new LUNCH DOODLES!

--Mr.Daniel, Dunbar Elementary & Ms.Kylae, Duckrey Elementary

Ms. Diana's Beginner's Guitar Lesson

Kids can watch this and follow along if they have a guitar at home!
Ms. Diana's Beginner's Guitar Lesson
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Tasty and Simple Science Experiment

--Miss.Julia, Duckrey Elementary
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The Lorax Read Aloud

---Ms. Lexi, Dunbar Elementary
The Lorax - Read Aloud Picture Book | Brightly Storytime
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You can use household ingredients, only 3 things you need...

1) 2 cups of flour 2) 1/4 Cup of Baby Oil (or Coconut Oil)

3) optional: one drop of food coloring for color

Mix it up and its like colorful sand, you can make sandcastles with plastic cups, mini sculptures, use toothpicks or plastic utensils to dig out designs. Use a tray or a large cutting board that's covered with plastic to make your sculptures.


--Ms.Daniel, Dunbar Elementary

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Partner Yoga

Try out these fun yoga partners with a sibling or other family member and try to master them!!

--Ms. Ava, Duckrey Elementary

Yoga For Kids (With A Partner!)
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Indoor Treasure Hunt

--Ms.Lexi, Dunbar Elementary
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Joke of the Day 😂

When do people start using their trampoline?

Answer revealed in the next blast!

Previous joke: What did the big flower say to the little flower?

Answer: Hey bud!

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

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,