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“Rise and Shine: Season Two” – What’s Coming for Week 5

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There was so much to learn during the first month of “Rise and Shine,” our K-5 summer learning program with a curriculum that aligns with Arkansas academic standards. We hope you are ready to keep the fun going for week five!


Check out the schedule below for each day’s activities with virtual field trips, special segments, Fun Fridays, and more. 



Field Trips

Checking out the virtual field trips scheduled this week:


·      Museum of Discovery shows off and gives information about Arkansas’s most misunderstood critters.


·      Logoly State Park will give a tour of the park and discuss conservation.


·      Fayetteville Fire Department explains more about the job of a firefighter and the equipment that they use.


·      Loving Dog Training: Service Dogs teaches what it takes for a dog to become a service dog. 


·      Hampson Archeological Museum State Park demonstrates step by step how to make a coil.


 Fun Friday 

For grades K-5, this week's Fun Fridays will feature 2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Susanna Post. 


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

Susanna Post was named Arkansas Teacher of the Year in 2021. She now currently  serves as the secondary math coordinator for her school district. Her summer learning tip is:


“A child’s summer learning will be most effective if they own it. Kids have a lot more buy-in when the learning is their idea. Set goals together for what they will work on each day, and acknowledge their work. The most important part is that your child is doing something every day to keep their minds engaged.”



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 you can request they be mailed directly to homes, daycares, summer camps and more at



In addition to broadcast, “Rise and Shine” 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 five 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.