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"Rise and Shine: Season Two" - What's Coming for Week 4

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We hope that you have had fun watching the first three weeks of “Rise and Shine,” our K-5 summer learning program with a curriculum that aligns with Arkansas academic standards. Now it’s time to get excited for our fourth week!


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:


·      Majorette Dancing with Stacia Ward teaches us what the dance is and its importance to the community.


·      Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville will show, step by step, how to make a flying creation by tinkering.


·      Crystal Bridges in Bentonville shares about the Canoe of One Community and the culture of the Marshall Islands. 


·      Craft Village at Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View will present examples of different crafts and chores of the pioneer days. 


·      Latinx Theatre Project in Fayetteville will explain more about the organization and demonstrate some fun warmups. 



Fun Fridays

For grades K-2, this week’s Fun Friday will feature 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Randi House.


For grades 3-5, this week’s Fun Friday will feature 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Courtney Cochran.



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

Randi House was named Arkansas Teacher of the Year in 2018. She is a kindergarten teacher at Theodore Jones Elementary School in Conway. Her summer learning tip is:


“Visit the local library a few times over the summer to either borrow books or attend some of the incredible activities they have planned daily to keep students engaged and learning over summer.”



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 four 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.