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Welcome to "Rise and Shine: Week 3"

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We hope you have learned a lot during the first two weeks of “Rise and Shine”! Our extensive educational program is designed to make summer learning fun and to help K-5 students gain knowledge that aligns with Arkansas academic standards. 

We have lots of fun planned for you in “Week 3.” Check out what’s on the way, and find this week’s full schedule below!

Monday
Grades K-2
“Field Trip: The Life of a Farmer at Heifer Ranch”
Heifer Ranch’s Donna Kilpatrick is going to teach us all about how to be a farmer and what a farmer does. We'll talk about the day-to-day operations of a farmer, as well as their importance in society and the things they provide to us in the community.

“Time-Out With Tay” 
Tay is back to get you up and moving on Monday morning as she adds another great move to her ever-evolving dance routine!

Grades 3-5
“Field Trip: Little Rock Zoo”
Learn all the ways animals at the Little Rock Zoo use their skin, scales, feathers and fur to help them survive and thrive in their home environments! 

Tuesday
Grades K-2
“Mr. Steve, The Music Man: Dare to Compare”
Mr. Steve goes punk rock when he shows us how to use the comparative suffixes “er” and “est” to modify our words and compare the things around us. This song is the coolest!

“Field Trip: Rounding the Bases With the Arkansas Travelers”
Hit the field with a great inside look at all the fun and exciting things to do at Dickey-Stephens Park with the Arkansas Travelers! Viewers will get a from-the-dugout perspective on the magic behind minor league baseball.

“When I Was a Fifth Grader: Interactions”
In this episode, Courtney, Randi and Stacey discuss the arrival of a new foreign exchange student, and they talk about the ways they can work to help their new friend feel welcome!

Grades 3-5
“Field Trip: The Life of a Farmer at Heifer Ranch”
Heifer Ranch’s Donna Kilpatrick is going to teach us all about how to be a farmer and what a farmer does. We're going to talk about the day-to-day operations of a farmer, as well as their importance in society and the things they provide to us in the community.

Wednesday
Grades K-2
“Field Trip: Native Medicine in Arkansas at the Museum of Native American History”
Did you know that the ancient peoples of Arkansas often used plants and other things from the world around them as medicine when they didn’t feel well?  Take a look at this and other ancient practices with a fun tour of the Museum of Native American History!

“Zach Lunch: Funky Fruits”
In this episode, Zach and Doggy Bag explore the sweeter side of mealtime as they break down the best way to get the most out of nature’s candy: fruits!

Grades 3-5
“Field Trip: Rounding the Bases with the Arkansas Travelers”
Hit the field with a great inside look at all the fun and exciting things to do at Dickey-Stephens Park with the Arkansas Travelers! Viewers will get a from-the-dugout perspective on the magic behind minor league baseball.

Thursday
Grades K-2
“Field Trip: The Critters in Your Own Back Yard With the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission”
This quick lesson with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will highlight all the wildlife flourishing around The Natural State. Visit fish hatcheries and a slew of other sites to learn all about Arkansas wildlife!

“Robbie Rocket” 
In this episode, Robbie Rocket finally sees the light as he visits the Sun, who explains that – while he might be the center of the solar system – he might not be the best place to call home!

Grades 3-5
“Mr. Steve, The Music Man: Those Sneaky, Silent Letters”
Shhhh! Listen closely as Mr. Steve explains the power of the often-overlooked, sneaky, silent letters that like to slip into words. Sometimes letters like “b” and “i" make no sound at all!

“Field Trip: Native Medicine in Arkansas at the Museum of Native American History”
Did you know that the ancient peoples of Arkansas often used plants and other things from the world around them as medicine when they didn’t feel well? Take a look at this and other ancient practices with a fun tour of the Museum of Native American History!

Friday
Grades K-2
“Fun Friday: Mathematical Mice With Susanna Post”
The 2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year meets up with her new pet, Cheddar, and explains how to draw a mouse using only the figures, “7 + 2 = 9.”

“Field Trip: Building Bridges With the Mid America Science Museum”
Have you ever thought about how hard it is to build a bridge over a river? What keeps the thin and narrow structure from falling down? With this challenging lesson from the Mid America Science Museum, we’ll learn all about bridge building, while building our own bridge from questions to understanding!

“Blueberry’s Clubhouse”
It’s the first day back at camp and Max and Blueberry have to create a “friendship tree” to show the family and friends that support them.  When Blueberry questions Max on her family “looking different,” Max gets embarrassed.  Blueberry learns lessons about empathy, Max learns to take pride in where she came from and everyone learns that what a family looks like isn’t nearly as important as what they mean to you!

Grades 3-5
“Fun Friday: Mathematical Mice With Susanna Post”
The 2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year meets up with her new pet, Cheddar, and explains how to draw a mouse using only the figures, “7 + 2 = 9.”

“Field Trip: The Critters in Your Own Back Yard With the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission”
This quick lesson with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will highlight all the wildlife flourishing around The Natural State. Visit fish hatcheries and a slew of other sites to learn all about Arkansas wildlife!

“Arkansas PBS KIDS Writers Contest Winner: ‘The Great Team vs. Robo’”
Seven-year-old Batesville, Arkansas, native Caden Platt shares his original story “The Great Team vs. Robo,” as well as his thoughts on the possibility of any real-world robot attacks.

Arkansas Teacher of the Year Highlight
Joel Lookadoo is the 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year from Lakeside High School in Springdale, Arkansas. Joel will be focusing on K-2 mathematics lessons on “Rise and Shine.” Joel will bring the fun, musical energy we all came to love on “Arkansas AMI.” Joel is also preparing for a new challenge as he will return to Lakeside in the fall as an assistant principal!

Power Packets
Request your “Rise and Shine” Power Packets – free summer learning activity kits that follow along with the series – to help extend learning beyond the broadcast. Power Packets are available in English and Spanish and can be downloaded or requested to be mailed directly to homes, daycares, summer camps and more. Both the request form for printed packets and PDFs of the activities can be found at myarpbs.org/riseandshine.

The full schedule for “Rise and Shine: Week 3” is available below. 

Don’t forget to tune in to “Rise and Shine” weekday mornings from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

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

 
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