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“Rise and Shine: Season Two” – What’s Coming for Week 2

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We hope you enjoyed the first week of “Rise and Shine,” a series of fun, educational programming designed to help K-5 students gain knowledge that aligns with Arkansas academic standards. Let’s dive right into our second week!


Check out the schedule below to see what exciting activities are in store for each day.  



Field Trips 

Check out the virtual field trips scheduled this week:


·      Yoga With Instructor Jo Ann Camp teaches basic yoga poses and why yoga is important. 


·      Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs shares its new dinosaur exhibit and conducts an experiment. 


·      Klipsch Museum of Audio History in Hope gives us information about Paul Klipsch and speakers throughout history. 


·      Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock teaches us step by step how to make a pottery vase. 


·      Arkansas Railroad Museum in Pine Bluff will discuss the history of and some interesting facts about the railroad. 



Fun Fridays

For grades K-2, this week’s Fun Friday will feature 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Courtney Cochran. We will follow along as she gives a brief lesson in Spanish greetings.


For grades 3-5, this week’s Fun Friday will feature 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Joel Lookadoo. He will talk about what step dancing is and we will be shown a step dancing routine. 



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

Jessica Saum was named Arkansas Teacher of the Year in 2022. She is a self-contained special education teacher for students in kindergarten through fourth grade.  Her summer learning tip is:


 “One of the more important things children and families can do is find time to read or listen to a story read every day. It is also so important to get outside and be active, ideally for an hour each day. Learning in the summer should be fun and – as much as possible – active.”



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 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 two 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.