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"Rise and Shine" - Coming Up for Week Two

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We hope you enjoyed the first week of “Rise and Shine,” our extensive educational program designed to make summer learning fun and help K-5 students gain knowledge that aligns with Arkansas academic standards. Welcome back for our second week!


There is a lot to look forward to this time. Check out the schedule below for each day’s activities. We’ll also have some exciting virtual field trips, special segments and Fun Fridays.


Field Trips

Check out the virtual field trips scheduled this week:


Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park: Learn fun facts about what archaeologists do to learn how people lived in the past.


4-H: Love to hike? Shannon Caldwell, 4-H Center Program Director, takes you on a virtual hike while providing important facts every hiker should know.


Scott Family Amazeum: Learn what soldering is and how it works.


Robot Mural Tour: Jason Jones, a local artist, shares his robot art and tells how he comes up with his ideas.


Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub: Adam shows you the cool tool called a lathe and the items you can make with it.


Little Rock Zoo: Learn all the ways animals use their skin, scales, feathers and fur to help them survive and thrive in their home environments!



Fun Fridays

For grades K-2, Fun Fridays will feature stories from the winners of the 2021 Arkansas PBS KIDS Writers Contest. This week will feature Eli Smith of Benton and his story, "The Dinosaur Mystery."


For grades 3-5, This week’s Fun Friday will feature Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Stacey McAdoo. She will talk about poetry and couplets.



Special Segments

Special segments throughout the week will include science with “Robbie Rocket;” nutrition information with “Zach Lunch;” fitness through dance in “Time Out With Tay” and “Little Teachers” animations.

Want to see some of these great segments again or on your schedule? Visit our YouTube channel to view some of the great segments from week one that you might’ve missed and subscribe for more. 


2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Stacey McAdoo

Arkansas Teacher of the Year Highlight

Stacey McAdoo was named Arkansas Teacher of the Year in 2019. McAdoo taught communication and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) for grades nine through 12. You can learn more about her at Stacey’s Story.



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


Find the week two schedule below, and 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 Arkansas Department of Education.



Week Two Monday schedule


Week Two Tuesday schedule
Week Two Wednesday schedule  
Week Two Thursday schedule
Week Two Friday schedule