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“Rise and Shine: Season Two” – What’s Coming for Week 3

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We hope that you have learned a lot in the first two weeks of “Rise and Shine,” our fun summer learning program with a curriculum that aligns with Arkansas academic standards. Grab your Power Packets, because it’s time for our third week!


There is so much to get excited about. Check out the schedule below for each day’s activities with virtual field trips, special segments, Fun Fridays and more.



Field Trips

Check out the virtual field trips scheduled this week:


·      The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission at Dry Run Creek in Mountain Home teaches us about fly fishing. 


·      Sunset Farms Sanctuary shares about a few of the 141 animals that are cared for on their farm.


·      Royal Theater in Benton will discuss the different aspects of a live play production.


·      Young Chef’s Academy in Rogers will give step-by-step instructions about how to make focaccia bread.


·      Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden in Little Rock will showcase some of their sculptures and share facts about the garden.



Fun Fridays

For grades K-2, this week’s Fun Friday will feature 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Stacey McAdoo.


For grades 3-5, this week’s Fun Friday will feature 2018 Arkansas Teacher of Year Randi House.



Special Segments

Special segments throughout the week will include science with "Wendy Weather Balloon,” nutrition information with “Zach Lunch,” Mr. Steve, The Music Man, music videos, “When I Was a 3rd Grader” animated shorts and spelling practice in “Spelling Bs With Benji and Bart.”  





Arkansas Teacher of the Year Highlight

Stacey McAdoo was named Arkansas Teacher of the Year in 2019. She is Teach Plus’ Arkansas State Director and founder of the Writeous (a spoken word youth advocacy collective). Her summer learning tip is:


Turn your vehicle into a mobile classroom – every ride in it (be it around the corner, to the store, or on an extended road trip) becomes a learning experience. Print off the “Arkansas Refrigerator Curriculum” for the grades the children had just finished the ones they are entering.



Power Packets

Families and students across the state are encouraged to extend the learning with "Rise and Shine" Power Packets, free summer activity kits for kids created in both English and Spanish. Power Packets are available for download, and weeks 4-6 can be requested to be mailed directly to homes, daycares, summer camps and more at



In addition to broadcast, the programming is available on-demand through streaming devices, the Engage Arkansas PBS app and on the Arkansas PBS website. Also, subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch some of the great segments from week one that you might’ve missed.



Find the week three schedule below, and don’t forget to tune in to “Rise and Shine”

Weekday mornings from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.



“Rise and Shine is brought to you in partnership with Arkansas Department of Education.