Weekly Updates - July 9th, 2020

Weekly Updates - July 9th, 2020


Dear Parents,


I want to quickly share with you the following resources.  These are the resources available to all students throughout the summer.  I want to personally thank Mr. Ritsema and Ms. Yin for putting the following list together.  If you are concerned that your child may have forgotten some of the skills they learned last year, then you’ll find great resources below to refresh your youngsters’ minds. 


A number of interactive learning resources continue to be available in the “Digital Resources” section of houstonisd.org/hub. Three that are particularly effective are Imagine Math, Imagine Reading, and Imagine Language and Literacy.


  • Imagine Math is targeted at all students from Pre-K to 8th grade.
  • Imagine Reading is for students who already know how to read in English, roughly 2nd/3rd grades and up.
  • Imagine Language and Literacy is targeted at students who are still developing English reading skills. This can include Pre-K to 1st/2nd graders or any student who is new to the English language.


Please see the attached document here for instructions on how to access these resources. You will need to know your child’s 7-digit student ID number. One place this number can be found is the top left corner of your child’s report card. 


Here are some Chinese resources you can use at home over the summer.

  1. Our Better Chinese online account will remain available through out the summer. You can have your child review what he or she learned last year and preview for next year.
  2. Quizlet: PreK: https://quizlet.com/Changchaolin/folders/pk-2018-2019/sets

               Kinder: https://quizlet.com/Changchaolin/folders/kindergarten/sets

               1st-4th Grade: https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/107614

               5th Grade: https://quizlet.com/Changchaolin/folders/5th-grade-2018-2019/sets

               Middle School: Magical Tour of China: https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/151338

                                           Harvest: https://quizlet.com/Changchaolin/folders/harvest/sets

                                           Discovering Chinese Pro: https://quizlet.com/Changchaolin/folders/discovering-chinese-pro/sets

  1. Watch Peppa Pig and learn Chinese: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRi0sw4PDw-C2C7fS9hrx5Q/videos
  2. Chinese Learning Podcast: https://learningchinesethroughstories.com/
  3. Chinese Kids songs and stories: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0LVLCYEOwDIXNbAGQdO5w

6. Pinyin practice: https://www.laits.utexas.edu/ppp/