Study At Home Newsletter for 3/25/20

Dear 2nd Grade Families, 

As we enter our second week of school closure, we want to check in with you. We hope your families are staying healthy and that you are finding ways to enjoy time with one another. We know this is a unique and challenging time for families. The second grade team has decided not to hold online class at this time and encourage your child to use the adaptive/individualized learning websites that have been assigned to help supplement their current learning and to fill in any gaps in learning (IXL, Prodigy, Khan Academy). With the school closure extending now until May 1st, things may continue to change and I will continue to update you as I learn of anything new.

Keeping a routine is beneficial for children. Here is a helpful suggested schedule for your child to help pace out their learning in a day:

We plan to provide independent learning resources and assign skills via other online resources. You may get a few invite emails from different websites. Please accept these invitations and join the classroom.

As a reminder, Spring Break has been rescheduled to 3/30-4/3. No new work will be assigned during this time, however all of the online resources are accessible to your child during Spring Break if you would like them to continue learning. Here is a link to the learning resources on the Stonebrae website:





  • Continue to write personal narrative, all about, and opinion writing. You can submit your writing to Ms. You for feedback via e-mail, ClassDojo Messenger, or ClassDojo Portfolio.
  • OREO Opinion Writing:

Social Studies: Biography Writing Project




Other:, handwriting worksheets, math flashcards for fluency, sight word practice/flashcards, science fair project (will be posted on Stonebrae website soon), take a walk with your family, make dinner together while learning to read recipes/measurements


The 2nd Grade Team





Study at Home Newsletter – 3/17/20

Dear Second Grade Families,

Stonebrae staff reported to work on Monday and were able to meet virtually to come up with a plan for the next few weeks. We understand that not all students/families have access to technology. Here is a resource that may help families access low-cost internet and computers:

The most important homework is to read 30 minutes every night. Please see the resources below. Ideally, students should be reading, writing, and working on math and Chinese every day while adding science, social studies, and art into their day.

I can be reached via email or on ClassDojo during office hours (Monday-Friday 9:00-3:00). Please email me with questions:

Due to the increasing load on ClassDojo during these uncertain times, their service has had many server issues. All of my communication will be posted on my webpage if you are unable to access ClassDojo.

Here is a suggested guideline for your child to self-study at home. You may use other resources to fulfill these subject areas (ie. workbooks, other webpages, Khan academy, etc.)

Language Arts – Read and Work on Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Grammar  – 1 Hour

  • Read for 30 minutes a day. Keep a reading log. Write a summary about your book.
  • Use Kids A-Z to read books and take a quiz. (*Your student has a login for RazKids),
  • IXL for Grammar and ELA practice – Your child has a login for a paid account (check Classdojo Portfolio) –
  • Storytime Online (Listen to others read) –


Writing – Write Daily – 30 Minutes

  • This could be writing stories, daily journals, opinion writing, or all about.
  • Once your child has written, you can help them review, edit, and revise their work.
  • You can find fun journal prompts for March/April online if you need ideas. You can also pick prompts from here: March Journal Prompts


Math – Practice 2nd grade skills – 30 Minutes

*Your child should have mastered math facts 0-20,  double digit addition and subtraction with regrouping, and deciphering and solving simple and complex word problems*

  • You can use IXL for Math skills practice without the distraction of the game that Prodigy offers.
  • Prodigy – Your child has a login for this website. Complete assignments (placement test, assigned modules for current math unit, individualized learning) – 30 minutes a day.


Chinese – Review Vocabulary, Work on Reading, Writing, and Conversation


Science – Use inquiry based lessons to observe and make theories

  • IXL – Science section to learn specific standards
  • Mystery Science –  Follow this link for free online activities: MysteryScience (This is the same site we use for school. So your child should be familiar with the format.)

Social Studies- We are going to assign this project to match our non-fiction reading and biography/research report in a few weeks, but please feel free to get started on this now: Biography Writing Project

Art  – ArtWithJennyK

Other-, handwriting worksheets, math flashcards for fluency, sight word practice/flashcards, science fair project (will be posted on Stonebrae website soon), take a walk with your family, make dinner together while learning to read recipes/measurements

Thank you for again for your understanding during this uncertain time. Please continue to encourage your child to explore a variety of subjects during their home study. I will continue to update you with information and resources as they become available to me.

-Ms. You

Weekly Newsletter for 2/28/20

Dear Room 4 Families, This week we finished taking our Mandarin trimester test. Your child learned about leap day and why During this minimum day week, we have been busy learning and having fun! Next week, we go back to a regular schedule. This Week in ELA/Writing… We focused on the oy/oi dipthong spelling, using […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 2/21/20

Dear Room 4 Families, Thank you to the chaperones that came with us to San Francisco for our field trip to the Exploratorium today. Your child had a lot of fun discovering the exhibits and exploring the museum with Room 5 students. Your child also enjoyed listening a story from Ms. Dahila for our African […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 2/8/20

Dear Room 4 Families, Happy 100th day of school! Can you believe that we are over halfway the mark already? Your child had a very fun day completing various 100th day activities such as writing down 100 Chinese words that they know, 100 math problems, and reading 100 books together as a class. The class […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 1/31/20

Dear Room 4 Families, This week your child enjoyed a wonderful Chinese New Year’s assembly with 3 of our Room 4 students performing. Your child has been enjoying listening to each other’s Flat Stanley Projects and seeing all of the fun places and various adventures that Stanley has gotten himself into. This Week in English […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 1/24/20

Dear Room 4 Families, Your child had an incredibly fun week at Hiller Aviation and enjoying Lunar new year activities. Thank you to all of the parents who contributed towards the enriching experiences for our class. This Week in English Language Arts/Writing… We have been continuing with our non-fiction “all about” unit and learning about […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 1/17/20

Dear Room 4 Families, This week your child has been enjoying a measuring frenzy as we learn how to estimate and measure in centimeters, meters, inches, feet, and yards. Our field trip to Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos is scheduled for next Thursday, January 23rd. If your child has not turned in their permission […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 1/10/20

Dear Room 4 Families, Welcome back from Winter Break and happy 2020! I hope everyone had a relaxing holidays. This week your child has been very busy learning and getting back into the habit of our classroom routines. We will be starting Star of the Week next week. I will be randomly selecting a few […]

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Weekly Newsletter for 12/20/19

Dear Room 4 Families, Thank you for the abundance of joy this holiday season! I appreciate all of the thoughtful gifts, cards, and well-wishes I’ve received this week. A big thank you to the families that brought treats and gifts to pass out to the students throughout the week. The class was delighted! I hope […]

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