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Welcome to “Rise and Shine: Week 4”

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We hope you have learned a lot during the first three 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 a lot of fun planned for you in Week 4. Check out what’s on the way, and find this week’s full schedule below!

Monday
Grades K-2
“Field Trip: Learning Adaptations With the Little Rock Zoo”
Join Johnny, the elephant and rhino keeper, to learn the basics and some fun facts about these majestic animals. See what they eat at the zoo to live a long and healthy life. We’ll also talk about why it’s important to maintain a healthy planet. 

“Time-Out With Tay” 
Work with Tay to get one step closer to finishing up her “Rise and Shine” dance routine! Tay’s instruction is the perfect way to get the blood pumping first thing on a Monday morning!

Grades 3-5
“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!

Tuesday
Grades K-2
“Mr. Steve, The Music Man: 1-1-1”
Mr. Steve sings about a quick and helpful trick that lets us know which letters need doubling when adding suffixes to words!

“Field Trip: Chain Reactions at the Scott Family Amazeum
Learn how physical forces like gravity, friction and heat might lead to chain reactions in the world around us and how to harness these forces to create chain reactions of your own!

“When I Was a Fifth Grader: Decisions”
This week Stacey can’t decide which poem to recite at an upcoming performance, and Randi shares some tricks to help her make her decision.

Grades 3-5
“Field Trip: Learning Adaptations With the Little Rock Zoo”
Join Johnny, the elephant and rhino keeper, to learn the basics and some fun facts about these majestic animals. See what they eat at the zoo to live a long and healthy life. We’ll also talk about why it’s important to maintain a healthy planet. 


Wednesday
Grades K-2
“Field Trip: A Visit to the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts”
Explore the long and storied past of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, and get a quick preview of the museum’s bright and colorful future. Learn about cool jobs like architects, plumbers and electricians!

“Zach Lunch: The Power of Proteins”
In episode four of “Zach Lunch,” Zach and Doggy Bag get down to the real power of proteins and explain that these human body building blocks can be found in other things besides meats – like peanuts and other snacks!

Grades 3-5
“Field Trip: Chain Reactions at the Scott Family Amazeum
Learn how physical forces like gravity, friction and heat might lead to chain reactions in the world around us and how to harness these forces to create chain reactions of your own!

Thursday
Grades K-2
“Field Trip: Planetarium”
Learn about the powerful planetarium on the campus of Henderson State University! Take a tour and witness the special domed roof and unique projector, which make it possible to see stars in the sky over Arkansas even during the day!

“Robbie Rocket” 
In episode four of “Robbie Rocket,” Robbie turns back and finally finds Earth – or at least he thinks so – until the pushy, little planet reveals herself to be Venus, who can’t give Robbie the time of day. 

Grades 3-5
“Mr. Steve, The Music Man: Competition”
Mr. Steve sings about how adding the suffixes “-tion” and “-ing” help turn basic verb words into nouns!

“Field Trip: A Visit to the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts”
Explore the long and storied past of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, and get a quick preview of the museum’s bright and colorful future. Learn about cool jobs like architects, plumbers and electricians!

Friday
Grades K-2
“Fun Friday: The Concept of Culture with Courtney Cochran”
Courtney Cochran, the 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, explains how she compares different cultures, which helps her learn more about the world around her! This lesson highlights how products, practices and perspectives can give us a full picture of a world culture.

“Field Trip: Dig in at the Murfreesboro Crater of Diamonds”
Diamonds in Arkansas? Learn the history of diamond mining in The Natural State, and take a tour of the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro. Happy hunting!

“Blueberry’s Clubhouse”
This week we share the trailer for the third episode of “Blueberry’s Clubhouse: Season 2.” While Blueberry is growing more nervous about the impending kite festival, Camp Counselor Carol is afraid to go to the doctor. Blueberry and Max learn that, no matter how old you are, you’re never too old to face your fears!

Grades 3-5
“Field Trip: Planetarium”
Learn about the powerful planetarium on the campus of Henderson State University! Take a tour and witness the special domed roof and unique projector, which make it possible to see stars in the sky over Arkansas even during the day!

“Arkansas PBS KIDS Writers Contest Winner: ‘In the Forest’”
Seven-year-old Arielle Morris from Fayetteville, Arkansas, shares her original story and illustration, “In the Forest.” The story highlights how a simple shortcut can sometimes turn into a grand adventure!

Arkansas Teacher of the Year Highlight
Courtney Cochran is the 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year from Van Buren High School. Courtney will host the K-2 grade band, as well as lead third- through fifth-grade level science lessons on “Rise and Shine.” Courtney is a warm, inviting addition to the “Rise and Shine” team.

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, day cares, 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 4” 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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