Video Resources | Rise and Shine

Each resource link below will take you to the video’s page on PBS LearningMedia, where you will find accompanying materials and useful tools such as the ability to assign videos to students, create quizzes, or integrate selected resources into Google Classroom.

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Field Trip: Central Arkansas Library System | Rise and Shine: Social Studies Time

Social Studies for Grade(s) 1

Abby Kerby introduces the Central Arkansas Library System and goes on to explain that there is so much more to check out at the library than just books. She shows different 3-D objects that can be checked out, including a variety of instruments. She then shows how to make a maraca. Assets include a Show What You Know 3-2-1 handout and a review worksheet.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

1-PS4-1: Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate. 

Field Trip: Innovation Hub | Rise and Shine: Social Studies Time

Social Studies for Grade(s) 1

Join us at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub as our host, Adam shows us some of the cool things you can make with a wood lathe, including a honey dipper. Assets include - Show What You Know 3-2-1 handout, Show What You Know Questions, Words to Know Matching, and a review worksheet.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

G.10.1.1: Explain people use natural resources in the community in which they choose to settle. 

Field Trip: Crater of Diamonds State Park | Rise and Shine: Social Studies Time

Social Studies for Grade(s) 1

Diamonds in Arkansas? Learn the history of diamond mining in the Natural State, and take a tour of the Murfreesboro State Park. Happy hunting! Learn some of the histories of the area, and watch a demonstration about how to search for a diamond. Assets include a Show What You Know handout, a 3-2-1 handout, and a review worksheet for younger learners.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

G.10.1.1: Explain people use natural resources in the community in which they choose to settle. 

Field Trip: 4-H | Rise and Shine: Social Studies Time

Social Studies for Grade(s) 1, 2

In this Rise and Shine field trip, Shannon Caldwell, the Arkansas 4-H Center director, shares programs available through 4-H and explains the four H's (head, heart, hands and health). She further explains how to use each of them for a fifth H – hiking! Join her as she explains each H on a hike through beautiful scenery. Support materials include three handouts to engage students.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

C.3.2.1: Interpret rules and laws as they relate to students.

G.9.1.1: Explain positive and negative effects humans have on the environment.

Field Trip: Rios Family Farm | Rise and Shine: Social Studies Time

Social Studies for Grade(s) 2

Visit the Rios Family Farm in Little Flock, Arkansas. The Rios family grows a variety of produce, including beets, carrots, and tomatoes that they sell at the local farmers market. As you follow along, watch out for the chickens, cows, and ducks hanging out on the farm! There are several resources available to make this field trip multidimensional. They include student pages to practice answering questions and identifying goods and services. There is also a teacher’s guide with suggestions for incorporating additional farm field trip videos and completing some compare and contrast activities

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

E.5.2.2: Describe goods and services that people in the local community produce and those that are produced in other communities. 

Field Trip: Heifer Ranch | Rise and Shine: Social Studies Time

Social Studies for Grade(s) 2

Follow Donna Kilpatrick, head farmer at the Heifer Ranch, as she explains the day-to-day operations of a farmer and the important role farmers play in society. Heifer Ranch is a unique farm because it is a teaching farm that allows people from all over to come and gain the skills and knowledge needed to operate a healthy farm. Accompanying the video you will find a variety of resources. They include a farm vocabulary coloring page, questions about the video, an economics worksheet, and a teacher’s guide explaining how to implement a cross-curricular activity.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

E.5.2.1: Discuss skills and education that human resources need for jobs. 

What If I Lived There? | Rise and Shine: Social Studies Time

Social Studies for Grade(s) 2

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to live in another part of the country? 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Meghan Ables, discusses what life would be like in the more extreme climate zones in the United States and talks to students about what they might need in those environments. Use the accompanying activity to guide students in a shared research project about a different region of the country or world.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

G.9.2.3:  Explain ways weather, climate, and other environmental characteristics affect people’s lives in a place or region.

Community Parade | Rise and Shine: Social Studies Time

Social Studies for Grade(s) 2

2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Meghan Ables, takes viewers on a community parade that includes a police car, a firetruck, and an ambulance. She talks about how each of the community helpers helps our community. Assets include two Show What You Know handouts (questions), and two Words to Know handouts (vocabulary).

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

H.12.2.4: Investigate ways individuals, groups, and events have shaped one’s community and other communities in the United States. 

Field Trip: Arkansas Air and Military Museum | Rise and Shine: Social Studies Time

Social Studies for Grade(s) 3

Join Laci Shuffield, the executive director of the Arkansas Air and Military Museum, as she takes you back in time to explore aircraft history. Did you know an Arkansas pilot holds more records than Amelia Earhart? Find out more about Arkansas history as you visit the historic White Hangar and peek into several airplanes. Use the provided resources to ask and answer questions about this “fly” field trip!

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

H.13.3.5: Formulate questions that relate to a specific historical event or person in Arkansas to guide inquiry. 

Make a Map | Rise and Shine: Social Studies Time

Social Studies for Grade(s) 3

2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Meghan Ables, uses a compass rose and a map key to help find her way to summer school. She must pay special attention to the directions, so she doesn’t get lost and disappoint her students! Use the provided resources to learn more about the important features of a map and to create your own map of a familiar place.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

G.8.3.1: Use maps to describe the spatial organization of the community using relative location, distance, direction, and scale. 

Field Trip: Old Spanish Treasure Cave | Rise and Shine: Social Studies Time

Social Studies for Grade(s) 3

Is there really ancient Spanish gold lost somewhere in the Ozarks? Join our host, Paul Linscott, as he uncovers the legend of the lost treasure in Old Spanish Treasure Cave in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas! Accompanying this video are two handouts with questions about the video and a teacher’s guide for a cross-curricular science activity.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS. 

H.13.3.5: Formulate questions that relate to a specific historical event or person in Arkansas to guide inquiry.

Passing Laws | Rise and Shine: Social Studies Time

Social Studies for Grade(s) 3, 4, 5

2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Meghan Ables, discusses the process she went through in order to change a law in the state of Arkansas. The activity that accompanies this video gives students the opportunity to explore how bills become laws in the United States.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

C.3.3.1: Examine the creation and enforcement of rules and laws at the state level. 

C.3.4.1: Examine the creation and enforcement of rules and laws at the state level. 

C.3.5.1: Compare the process for creating rules and laws at the local, state, and federal levels.

Field Trip: Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park | Rise and Shine: Social Studies Time

Social Studies for Grade(s) 4

Join Dr. Michelle Rathgaber as she travels back in time to explain how the ancient people of Arkansas once lived. Visit the museum at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park and see the artifacts that the native people used to farm, hunt, fish, entertain, and accessorize. A variety of resources accompany this video. You will find a handout to show what you know about the video and the vocabulary, an artifact coloring sheet, and questions to answer about the video.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

H.12.4.5: Reference historic places and national parks to guide an inquiry about  history. .

What's Wrong with This Picture? | Rise and Shine: Social Studies Time

Social Studies for Grade(s) 4

2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Meghan Ables, talks to students about the pitfalls of pollution and encourages them to be more environmentally friendly. After watching this video, students will read an article and answer questions about plastic pollution and how they can make small adjustments to reduce the amount of waste they generate.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

G.9.4.1: Analyze effects over time of human-generated changes in the physical environment (e.g., deforestation, dams, pollution).

From Start to Finish | Rise and Shine: Social Studies Time

Social Studies for Grade(s) 4

What makes prices go up? What must happen for them to go back down? Today’s lesson is all about supply and demand! 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Meghan Ables, takes us on a journey to learn how her favorite Ricebird t-shirt was made and the role supply and demand played in the process. The worksheet that accompanies this video gives students the opportunity to analyze situations and determine how circumstances will impact the cost.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

E.5.4.3: Explain the effects of supply and demand on prices.

Comparing Cultures | Rise and Shine: Social Studies Time

Social Studies for Grade(s) K

2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Courtney Cochran loves learning and teaching about different cultures. In this segment, Ms. Cochran breaks culture down for learners and compares traditions we have during Thanksgiving to a traditional Mexican family event called Tamalada. Using a chart, Ms. Cochran looks for similarities as well as differences in the traditional family celebrations. Classroom resources include a chart that can be used to compare and contrast cultural celebrations, and a handout to familiarize students with language used to compare and contrast.  

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.


G.11.K.1: Discuss connections to other people in places around the world (e.g., where products are made, celebrations, dance, art, food, toys).
G.9.K.2: Discuss cultural characteristics among families and in the community.

Symbolic Match Game | Rise and Shine: Social Studies Time

Social Studies for Grade(s) K

Meghan Ables, 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, needs your help identifying historical state and national monuments! Can you use clues to help Ms. Ables figure out which monuments are which? Accompanying this video is a resource to help young learners become familiar with symbols that are important to the state of Arkansas.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

C.2.K.1: Recognize state and national symbols and patriotic songs. 

Beautiful Parks of Arkansas | Rise and Shine: Social Studies Time

Social Studies for Grade(s) K, 1

2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Meghan Ables, discusses three state and national parks in Arkansas, Petit Jean State Park, Blanchard Springs, and the Buffalo River. She uses diagrams to compare the natural resources available at each park to encourage students to see the similarities and differences between them. This resource includes a handout with Words to Know as well as discussion questions and an activity.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

E.6.K.3: Discuss examples of public goods and services. 

E.6.1.3: Identify examples of goods and services that governments provide.

Field Trip: Museum of Native American History | Rise and Shine: Social Studies Time

Social Studies for Grade(s) K, 1

Did you know that the native people of Arkansas often used plants to make various medicines? Take a tour of the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, Arkansas, to learn more about this and to see some other interesting artifacts! Accompanying resources include three handouts that allow students to answer questions, review the field trip, and explore some of the artifacts that are mentioned.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

H.13.K.3: Describe ways people learn about the past (e.g., photos, artifacts, diaries, oral history, stories).  

H.13.1.3: Draw conclusions about family or school life in the past using historical records and artifacts (e.g., photos, diaries, oral history). 

Adapting to Survive | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 1

2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Courtney Cochran, introduces the idea of adaptations and how they help organisms survive. Examples include tree seeds and various animals. Support materials include discussion questions and an animal adaptation activity.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

1-LS3-1: Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.

Let's Explore Light | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 1

Light is all around us! Have you ever thought about how it moves? Join 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Stacey McAdoo, as she explores this concept. Find out what will happen when various materials are placed in front of a beam of light. Resources for this video include vocabulary handouts, an investigation recording sheet, and an extension handout.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

1-PS4-3: Plan and conduct an investigation to determine the effect of placing objects made with different materials in the path of a beam of light. 

Up, up, and away! | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 1

2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Stacey McAdoo asks us to investigate and explore the day and night sky. What are some things that are the same? What are some things that are different? Asking questions and making observations are great ways to learn more about the world around and above you! Use the resources provided to explore the sky even further.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

1-ESS1-1: Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted.

States of Matter | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 2

2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Stacey McAdoo, discusses matter and shows students how to classify solids, liquids, and gases. The activity that accompanies this video provides students with the opportunity to classify matter while the teacher performs a demonstration.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

2.PA.1.1: Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. 

Water around the World | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 2

Stacey McAdoo, 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, takes us on a trip around the globe to look at all the places where we can find water. Did you know that 75% of Earth is covered in water? That’s a lot of water, but we are not able to drink it all! Join in to find out why and use the provided resources to recall what you’ve learned.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

2-ESS2-3: Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.

Field Trip: Museum of Discovery (Really Cold) | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 2

Sean Carlock from the Museum of Discovery is going to show you the coolest thing you will ever see: liquid nitrogen! Join him as he investigates how liquid nitrogen behaves when it is introduced to air. Accompanying this video are two student worksheets – one over video content and another over the states of matter. Enjoy guiding your students through these resources as they deepen their understanding of solids, liquids, and gases

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

2-PS1-1: Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.  

Changes in Matter | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 2

2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Stacey McAdoo, talks to students about the three types of matter and how matter can sometimes change states. The activity that accompanies this video provides students with the opportunity to observe reversible and irreversible changes to matter.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

2-PS1-4: Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot. 

Field Trip: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge| Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 3

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Join Wildlife Interpreter Beckie Moore as she guides you through the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Learn why tigers are orange and black, which lion would be king and fun facts about bear colors. You will also learn how this wildlife sanctuary is different from others. Accompanying this field trip are multiple resources that include questions about the video, a template for research, and a fact and opinion sort.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS..

3-LS4-3: Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. 

Field Trip: Bell Urban Farm | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 3

Join our host, Kim Doughty-McCannon, as she shows us some of the beautiful flowers and delicious vegetables grown at Bell Urban Farm. Ms. Doughty-McCannon also talks to us about the life cycle of plants and the important role bees play in pollinating our favorite garden goodies. Accompanying this video is a worksheet that students can use to show their knowledge of the life cycle of a plant.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

3-LS1-1: Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death. 

Communication Is Key | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 3

2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Courtney Cochran discusses the importance of communication for the survival of all species. Ms. Cochran discusses the different ways species communicate. Students will learn how organisms use communication to promote the survival of their species. Support materials for this lesson allow students to learn vocabulary related to species communication as well as species' use of pheromones. They will research, gather information, and record findings about the species' communication behaviors and how they help the species survive.  Finally, students will have a chance to stretch their creative muscles as they write a short narrative.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

3-LS4-2: Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing. 

3-LS3-2: Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment. 

W.3.7: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic. 

W.3.3.B: Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations. 

I Love My Traits | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 3

What are some traits you share with your family members? 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Courtney Cochran, talks about traits that she shares with her three children and explains that traits can be passed down from one generation to the next. Accompanying this video are two resources that extend learning by giving students the opportunity to review important vocabulary and identify traits passed from parents to offspring.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

3-LS3-1: Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms. 

The Circle of Life | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 3

Courtney Cochran, 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, discusses some life cycles of different organisms. Learn how all living things have unique but common patterns of life. Included is a teacher’s guide that informs teachers how to set up an ongoing classroom investigation of the life cycle of a mealworm. A student handout and observation journal are included as well. Students will have fun wiggling their way through this activity!

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.


3-LS1-1: Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

Everchanging Environments | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 3

2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Courtney Cochran, introduces her pet turtle, Turto, and the habitat in which he lives. She explains that he loves his warm environment and asks you to think about what might happen if you placed him in a cold, snowy environment. When environments change, what happens to the organisms living there? Watch to find out some possibilities. There are some discussion questions provided to help you get started. In addition, a Words to Know handout is included to support vocabulary mentioned in the video, and an investigation template is included to help record scientific thinking.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

3-LS4-3: Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. 

Field Trip: Mid-America Science Museum (Build a Bridge) | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 3

Join Director of Education Casey Wylie for an engineering challenge at the Mid-America Science Museum! Ms. Wylie needs to build a bridge for a toy car using just paper and tape. Can she do it? Watch to find out how Ms. Wylie uses problem-solving skills to find a solution.  Accompanying this video is a teacher’s guide detailing a similar design challenge that can be completed in the classroom. A planning page is included for student use.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

3-ETS1-1: Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost. 

Field Trip: A Storm Is Brewing at the Mid-America Science Museum | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 3, 4

Casey Wylie, the director of education at the Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs, Arkansas, uses electricity to teach the science behind lightning and thunder. She begins by using a tool called a plasma ball to explain how lightning bolts behave. She goes on to explain how the Tesla Coil works and how it relates to lightning and thunder. There is a Show What You Know handout that provides questions to go along with the video.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

3-PS2-3: Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.

4-PS3-2: Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electrical currents. 

Design Thinking | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 3, 4, 5

It can be fun to try new things! Join 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Ms. Courtney Cochran, and her friend Libby as they talk about how we can use design thinking to solve problems. Accompanying this video is a template students can use to practice design thinking with a variety of problems they might encounter.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

3-ETS1-1: Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

3-ETS1-2: Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

3-ETS1-3: Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

4-ETS1-1: Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

4-ETS1-2: Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

4-ETS1-3: Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

5-ETS1-1: Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

5-ETS1-2: Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

5-ETS1-3: Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

Field Trip: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 4

Trey Reid is the assistant chief of communication at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. He explains that it is the commission's job to take care of the animals in Arkansas and to educate people about them. He visits the Delta Rivers Nature Center in Pine Bluff and talks with Trent, the education program specialist, about birds of prey. Join them to see some majestic birds and learn some fascinating facts! There are a variety of resources available for this project. They include review questions, a field trip review, handouts on adaptations and spotting birds of prey, a research project graphic organizer, and a teacher's guide.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

4-LS1-1: Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction. 

Field Trip: Little Rock Zoo (Adaptations) | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 4

Follow Little Rock zookeepers as they visit different animals in the zoo and discuss the different adaptations that help them survive. Learn more about the external body parts of birds, elephants, and rhinoceroses. The zookeepers also answer questions from visitors at the zoo. A Show What You Know handout is provided to support vocabulary from the video.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

4-LS1-1: Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

Erosion on Earth | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 4

2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Courtney Cochran, demonstrates the power of erosion. Join her to make some predictions and to participate in an investigation! Resources for this video include an investigation handout and Show What You Know questions.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

4-ESS2-1: Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation. 

Volcanoes and the Ring of Fire | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 4

Join Courtney Cochran, 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, as she explores the Ring of Fire! You will use your observation skills to discover patterns of volcanoes and earthquakes. You will also learn a few fun facts and watch a demonstration too! A teacher’s guide and two student handouts are provided to extend learning in the classroom.  

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

4-ESS2-2: Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features. 

Field Trip: Little Rock Zoo (Body Coverings) | Rise and Shine: Science Time  

Science for Grade(s) 4

Join Joy Matlock and Dustin Bean for a tour of the Little Rock Zoo! Meet the animals at the zoo and learn how shells, feathers, and fur offer each animal specific survival abilities. Resources accompanying this video provide students the opportunity to reflect on the field trip and practice writing claims with supporting evidence.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

4-LS1-1: Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

Renewable & Nonrenewable Energy | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 4

Join the 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Courtney Cochran, as she discusses the concepts of renewable and nonrenewable energy. Watch as she breaks down the definitions and provides real world examples. Follow along as she plays a game to sort different items into categories. There is also a colorful worksheet provided for extra practice.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

4-ESS3-1: Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment. 

Field Trip: Henderson State Planetarium | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) 5

Join Dever Norman and Shannon Clardy, professors from Henderson State University, as they take you on a trip that is out of this world! You will visit the planetarium on their campus and learn about all the astronomical objects that can be displayed on the dome ceiling. You will also learn about the different tools scientists use to study the sky. Resources for students include two handouts: one for reviewing the field trip video and one for researching the brightest stars in Earth’s sky.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

5-ESS1-1: Support an argument that differences in apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars is due to their relative distance from Earth. 

5-ESS1-2: Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.

Preparing for the Weather | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) K

2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Stacey McAdoo, explains what a weather forecast is and how it can be useful when planning outfits and activities. The worksheet that accompanies this video provides students the opportunity to observe weather conditions and draw conclusions about weather patterns expected during a particular season.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

K-ESS2-1: Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.

Time to Get Moving | Rise and Shine: Science Time 

Science for Grade(s) K

2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Stacey McAdoo gets the ball rolling in her investigation about pushes and pulls! Join her to discuss all the ways things can move and the forces behind the motion. Discover more examples of pushes and pulls by participating in a scavenger hunt, and complete some independent thinking on a practice page. Both resources are included!

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K-PS2-1: Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object. 

What Do Living Things Need? | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) K

We all know what we want, but do we know what we need? Join 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Ms. Stacey McAdoo, and discover what living things, like plants and people, need to survive! The worksheet that accompanies this video provides students the opportunity to put their skills to work as they practice determining the needs of living things.

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K-LS1-1: Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive. 

Be Prepared | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) K

2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Courtney Cochran, is back with another super science lesson! Tornadoes, flooding, and thunderstorms can be really scary. Thankfully, Ms. Cochran is here to show us how to be prepared for when Mother Nature becomes violent. Accompanying this video are two worksheets that students can use to demonstrate their understanding of the weather.

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K-ESS3-2: Ask questions to obtain information about the purpose of weather forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.

How Can You Take Care of the Earth? | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) K

2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Stacey McAdoo, investigates and explores ways people can take care of the Earth. She displays the recycling symbol and explains that many different types of materials can be recycled instead of thrown away. Some examples she gives are paper, plastics, glass jars, and aluminum cans. She also explains that some materials can be donated such as gently used toys, clothing, and books. To help solidify this concept, she guides the viewer through a sort of different objects asking them if they would be appropriate to recycle, donate, or throw away. After watching the video, students can use the Show What You Know handout to complete their own sort. Then, they can use the additional resource, Pack a Waste Free Lunch, to help them choose items to pack their own waste free lunch.

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K-ESS3-3: Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment. 

K-ETS1-1: Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.

Shelter | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) K

Do you remember when Queen Elsa hid from the falling snow under a gazebo? Join 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Stacey McAdoo as she discovers how we can use shelter to protect us from the weather. The resource activity that accompanies this video provides students with the opportunity to put their skills to work as they discover the impact of shelter in an environment. 

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K-ESS3-1: Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live. 

K-ESS3.A: Natural Resources. Living things need water, air, and resources from the land, and they live in places that have the things they need. Humans use natural resources for everything they do.

 Field Trip: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) K

Welcome to the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks! Education Director Roslyn Imrie takes you to the only butterfly house in all of Arkansas. There you will observe different stages of a butterfly’s life cycle. You will also learn about what butterflies need to survive and how they even help humans survive! A butterfly life cycle booklet and sequence handout are included to provide more practice in the classroom.

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K-LS1-1: Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

Field Trip: Neal Family Farm | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) K

Learn what it takes to grow the best blueberries! Join our host, Ryan Neal, owner of Neal Family Farm, as he shows us around the farm and talks to us about how weather and other environmental factors can affect the growth of blueberry crops. Resources include a 3-2-1 handout, a review, and a fact and opinion sort.

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K-LS1-1: Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive. 

Field Trip: Little Rock Zoo (Keep Arkansas Beautiful) | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) K

Join Joy Matlock and Dustin Bean at the Little Rock Zoo to discuss some ways we can take care of the environment. You will visit two specific species of animals that depend on humans making good choices about the environment. Watch to learn how you can help! Resources accompanying this video help students understand what they can do to keep Arkansas beautiful!

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K-ESS3-3: Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.  

Food Chain of Command | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) K

2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Ms. Courtney Cochran, is back with her family’s turtle, Turto! Join her as she explains some of the different organisms within a food chain and the roles they play in keeping the circle of life in motion. Accompanying this video are two resources: a vocabulary handout and a worksheet that gives students the opportunity to practice identifying the role certain plants and animals play in the food chain.

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K-LS1-1: Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

Surviving in the Wild | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) K

2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Stacey McAdoo, discusses how some physical characteristics help animals survive in the wild. She explains to students how fur, feathers, and scales can help animals in the wild. Before watching the video, teachers should discuss the vocabulary on the Words You Should Know teacher resource. Following the video, teachers can use the discussion questions to continue the lesson, and then students can complete the Show What You Know handout where students will choose an animal and explain how its covering helps it survive in the wild.

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K.LS1.1: Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive. 

Field Trip: Amazeum (Chain Reaction) | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) K, 1, 2

Join Alicia Jones at the Scott Family Amazeum in Northwest Arkansas for some tinkering fun! Watch as she explains the chain reaction process and gives some helpful tips on how to use everyday objects to create a chain reaction of your own. Use the included resources to do some problem-solving! You will find a teacher’s guide and an engineering design page to help you get started.

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K-ETS1-1: Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.  

1-ETS1-1: Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool. 

2-ETS1-1: Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool. 

K-ETS1-2: Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.   

1-ETS1-2: Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem. 

2-ETS2-2: Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem. 

K-ETS1-3: Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.  

1-ETS1-3: Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs. 

2-ETS1-3: Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs. 

Field Trip: Explore Scientific | Rise and Shine: Science Time

Science for Grade(s) K, 1, 2

Whether you're exploring microscopic organisms or our mind-boggling universe, Explore Scientific is here with the tools to help broaden your perspective," says Scott Roberts as he walks us through the differences in microscopes, telescopes, and everything in between. He then explains the great work that Explore Scientific is doing in Northwest Arkansas. Scott also explains how students can get involved in science and astronomy. Resources include a Show What You Know 3-2-1 handout and a review page for younger learners.

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K-ETS1-1: Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.

1-ETS1-1: Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.

2-ETS1-1: Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool. 

One More, One Less | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 1

Let’s join 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Joel Lookadoo for another entertaining math game! Make sure you have a pair of dice handy because today we’re adding and subtracting based on the numbers we roll. The worksheets that accompany this video provide students with the opportunity to put their skills to work as they practice adding and subtracting.

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AR.Math.Content.1.OA.C.6: Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating computational fluency for addition and subtraction within 10 Use strategies such as: counting on, making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14), decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 - 4 = 13 - 3 - 1 = 10 - 1 = 9), using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 – 8 = 4), and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13). .

Let's Talk about Measurement | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 1

2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Joel Lookadoo, talks about standard and non-standard measurement and shares a rhyme about how to take accurate measurements of objects. The worksheet that accompanies this video provides students the opportunity to put their skills to work as they practice measuring various objects in both standard and non-standard units.

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1.MD.A.2: Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps. 

Greater Than, Less Than, or Equal To | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 1

Join 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Joel Lookadoo as he explains how to compare numbers and notate using number symbols. Can you help Mr. Lookadoo figure out which teacher in the ATOY house has more books? The worksheet that accompanies this video provides students the opportunity to put their skills to work as they practice using the greater than, less than, and equal signs to compare numbers.

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AR.Math.Content.1.NBT.B.3: Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <. 

Whose Number Is Larger? | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 1

2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Mr. Joel Lookadoo, and his friend Emma are back for another fun math game. This time, Mr. Lookadoo wants to see who can arrange their two cards to make the largest number. Grab a partner and play along! The worksheet accompanying this video provides students with the opportunity to practice adding, subtracting, and comparing numbers.

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AR.Math.Content.1.NBT.B.3: Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.

AR.Math.Content.1.OA.A.1: Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions (e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem).

Shape Hunt | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 1

Shape up with Joel Lookadoo, 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year! Follow along as he identifies 2D and 3D shapes and models how to organize data. Next, go on a shape hunt of your own! There are two resources available to help you accomplish this task.

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K.G.B.4: Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/corners), and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).
1.MD.C.6: Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories, using tally tables, picture graphs and bar graphs. Ask and answer questions about the total number represented, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.

Adding Crayons | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 1

2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Joel Lookadoo, uses models and drawings as well as written expressions to help students add two-digit numbers. Mr. Lookadoo discusses ways to decompose, or break down, numbers to make the addition easier for students. The “Show What You Know” handout gives students a chance to practice the methods Mr. Lookadoo uses.

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1.NBT.C.4: Add within 100 using concrete models or drawings, relate the strategy used to a written expression or equation, and be able to explain the reasoning.  

Add and Subtract to Twenty | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 1

Join Joel Lookadoo, 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, as he models some mathematical thinking. Practice using a ten-frame and decomposing number to find missing parts of an equation. Use the included resources to practice these strategies in the classroom

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1.OA.C.6: Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating computational fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. 

Let's Roll | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 1

It’s time for a math game! Today, we are playing dice with 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Mr. Joel Lookadoo, to practice our addition and subtraction skills. Play along with some of your own dice to become a math master! The worksheet that accompanies this video provides students the opportunity to practice adding, subtracting, and comparing numbers.

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AR.Math.Content.1.NBT.B.3: Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.

Limbo, Limbo, Limbo! | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 1

Let’s get ready to limbo! How low can you go? In order to be good at limbo, it’s important to be flexible. 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Joel Lookadoo, shows students that just as it is important to be flexible when playing limbo, it is important to be flexible when solving math problems. The worksheet that accompanies this video provides students the opportunity to practice using computational strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems with unknowns in all places.

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AR.Math.Content.1.OA.C.6: Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating computational fluency for addition and subtraction within 10 Use strategies such as: counting on, making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14), decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 - 4 = 13 -. 3 - 1 = 10 - 1 = 9), using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 – 8 = 4), and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).

Comparing Numbers | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 1

Compare two-digit numbers using greater than, less than, and equal to with 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Joel Lookadoo. Take it a step further by finding the difference between two numbers. Students will use the provided support material to compare numbers and practice using a hundred chart to find the difference between two numbers.

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AR.Math.Content.1.NBT.B.3: Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.

AR.Math.Content.1.OA.C.5: Relate counting to addition and subtraction (e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2).

The Beauty of Math | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 2

2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Joel Lookadoo, presents students with a variety of problems containing unknowns and then shows students how to solve those problems by using addition and subtraction. The worksheet that accompanies this video provides students the opportunity to independently practice adding and subtracting within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems with unknowns.

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2.OA.A.1: Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions. Represent a strategy with a related equation including a symbol for the unknown number.

Addition & Subtraction Time | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 2

Mr. Joel Lookadoo, 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, is back again with more math mysteries! Grab your thinking cap and help Mr. Lookadoo solve today’s problems! Accompanying this video are resources that will help students gain practice using addition and subtraction to solve problems.

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AR.Math.Content.2.NBT.B.5: Add and subtract within 100 with computational fluency using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and the relationship between addition and subtraction. 

AR.Math.Content.2.OA.A.1: Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions. Represent a strategy with a related equation including a symbol for the unknown number. 

Birthday Surprise | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 2

2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Mr. Joel Lookadoo, is planning a surprise birthday party for his wife, and he needs your help to make sure it is the best party ever! Can you help him figure out how many candles and slices of cake he will need? Accompanying this video are worksheets that will give students the opportunity to practice adding and subtracting, solving for unknowns, and dividing shapes into equal partitions.

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AR.Math.Content.2.OA.A.1: Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions.

AR. Math.Content.2.G.A.3: Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. 

Caring Is Sharing | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 2

2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Joel Lookadoo, needs your help to divide pizza and candy equally among a group of friends! Join in for a lesson on creating equal shares. The worksheet that accompanies this video provides students with the opportunity to practice creating equal shares on their own.

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2.G.A.3: Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc. and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. 

Fruitastic Graphic | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 2

2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Susanna Post, takes results from a student survey and shows students how to represent that information in a picture graph and a bar graph. The worksheet that accompanies this video provides students the opportunity to analyze data represented in a bar graph.

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AR.Math.Content.2.MD.D.10: Draw a picture graph and a bar graph, with single-unit scale, to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph. 

Building Blocks of Ten | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 2

2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Joel Lookadoo, needs your help adding blocks. Can you help him find his total? The worksheet that accompanies this video provides students the opportunity to practice using manipulatives (or drawn representations of them) to solve addition and subtraction problems.

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AR.Math.Content.2.NBT.B.5: Add and subtract within 100 with computational fluency using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and the relationship between addition and subtraction. 

Comparing Equations | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 2

2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Joel Lookadoo, shows students ways to better understand math. In this episode, Joel teaches students to compare equations by using number lines and tens sticks. He encourages students to visually represent the equations to have a better understanding of how the equations compare. Accompanying this video is a worksheet that provides students the opportunity to practice comparing equations.

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AR.Math.Content.2.OA.A.1: Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions. Represent a strategy with a related equation including a symbol for the unknown number.

Telling Time with Number Lines | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 3

2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Susanna Post, teaches students how to tell and estimate time using a number line and an analog clock. Ms. Post shows students how to use the clock and number line to estimate how much time they will need to complete a project or arrive at a destination. Accompanying resources include a handout resource that gives students practice telling time using number lines along with the answer key to the handout. In addition, there is a time-telling scavenger hunt, complete with clue cards, answer keys, student worksheets, a teacher guide, and more! 

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3.MD.A.1: Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes (e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram).  

Clothesline Math | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 3

2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Susanna Post, uses a clothesline as an alternative method to teach students about fractions. The visual representation of how numbers can break down makes it easy for students to understand. The lesson includes a vocabulary handout, as well as additional vocabulary to cover for better understanding. There is also a handout for teachers to use to continue the clothesline activity with students.

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3.NF.A.2 Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram. Represent a fraction 1/b on a number line diagram by defining the interval from 0 to 1 as the whole and partitioning it into b equal parts. Recognize that each part has size 1/b and that the endpoint of the part based at 0 locates the number 1/b on the number line.

Finding the Highest Mountain | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 3

Susanna Post, 2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, uses place value as a strategy to order the highest mountain peaks in Arkansas and the surrounding states. Watch her model her mathematical thinking as she compares all the elevations. Two practice pages with answer keys are included in the resources to support this concept.

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AR.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.6: Compare two four-digit numbers based on meanings of thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones digits using symbols (<, >, =) to record the results of comparisons. 

Line Plotting | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 3

2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Susanna Post, takes results from a student survey and shows students how to represent that information in a line plot. Accompanying this video is an exit ticket activity that teachers can use to briefly assess students’ comprehension of the material.

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AR.Math.Content.3.MD.B.4: Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units— whole numbers, halves, or quarters.

How to Read and Write Numbers Up to 1,000 | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 3, 4

Did you know that there are multiple ways that you can express different numbers in writing? Join 2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Ms. Susanna Post, as she explains how to write numbers in standard, word, expanded, and model forms! Support materials include two worksheets for students to practice writing four-digit numbers in standard and expanded form.

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AR.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.4: Understand that the four digits of a four-digit number represent amounts of thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones (e.g., 7,706 can be portrayed in a variety of ways according to place value strategies). 

AR.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.5: Read and write numbers to 10,000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form(s). 

AR.Math.Content.4.NBT.A.2: Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using symbols (>, =, <) to record the results of comparisons. 

Family Road Trip | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 3, 4

2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Susanna Post, needs your help figuring out how many miles her cousin drove during a family trip. Join Ms. Post as she explains how to solve multi-step word problems based on real-life situations. Accompanying this video is a worksheet that gives students the opportunity to practice independently solving multi-step word problems.

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AR.Math.Content.3.OA.D.8: Solve two-step word problems using the four operations, and be able to: Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

AR.Math.Content.4.OA.A.3: Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity.

Turning Pizza into Fractions | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 4

Join 2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Susanna Post, as she teaches you about fractions using yummy pizza as a model. Supplemental materials provide opportunities for further practice.

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4.NF.A.2: Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators (e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as ½). Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols.

Line it Up! Parallel and Perpendicular Lines | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 4

Susanna Post, 2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, explains a strategy for remembering the difference between parallel and perpendicular lines. In addition, she demonstrates the meanings of parallel and perpendicular lines by showing real-world examples. A practice page with examples and vocabulary is included as a resource.

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AR.Math.Content.4.G.A.1 Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.

Equivalent Fractions | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 4

What are equivalent fractions? Join 2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Susanna Post, as she teaches you about equivalent fractions and how to compare them using area models. Supplemental materials provide opportunities for further practice.

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4.NF.A.1: By using visual fraction models, explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n × a)/(n × b) with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions For example: 1/5 is equivalent to (2x1) / (2x5).

Comparing Fractions | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 4

2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Susanna Post, uses area models to teach students how to compare fractions with common denominators and common numerators. She also shows students how to compare fractions with different numerators and different denominators with the butterfly, cross-multiplying method. Supplemental materials provide opportunities for further practice.

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AR.Math.Content,4.NF.A.2 Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators (e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as ½). Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols (>, =, <), and justify the conclusions (e.g., by using a visual fraction model).

Let's Take a Hike | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 4

2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Susanna Post, wants to take Frisbee to the highest points in Arkansas and its neighboring states. Can you help her figure out how many feet she and Frisbee will end up hiking if they visit multiple sites? Can you help her find the difference between one state’s highest point and another state’s highest point? Join Ms. Post for a fun lesson on addition and subtraction! The worksheet that accompanies this lesson gives students the opportunity to practice adding and subtracting multi-digit whole numbers.

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4.NBT.B.4: Add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers with computational fluency using a standard algorithm. 

Multiplying Bigger Numbers | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 4, 5

2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Ms. Susanna Post, is back with another math problem, and today she is going to teach us different ways to multiply two-digit numbers. Can you help her solve the problem? The worksheet that accompanies this video provides students the opportunity to practice multiplying multi-digit numbers.

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AR.Math.Content.4.NBT.B.5: Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and area models.

AR.Math.Content.5.NBT.B.5: Fluently (efficiently, accurately and with some degree of flexibility) multiply multi-digit whole numbers using a standard algorithm.

Racing with the Teachers | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 5

2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Susanna Post, shows students how to round numbers and shares a helpful poem to help students remember the rules of rounding. Accompanying this video is a worksheet students can use to practice rounding to the tenths, hundredths, and thousandths place.

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5.NBT.A.4: Apply place value understanding to round decimals to any place. 

Adding and Subtracting Fractions | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 5

2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Susanna Post, answers a postcard from a student about adding and subtracting fractions. Ms. Post shares how to add different denominators using the traditional and butterfly methods. The lesson includes a Show What You Know handout for students to practice both adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators.

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AR.Math.Content.5.NF.A.1 Efficiently, accurately, and with some degree of flexibility, add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) using equivalent fractions and common denominators.

Measuring Masses | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 5

2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Susanna Post, shows students how to do unit conversions as she prepares sweet tea for a birthday party at the teachers’ house. Accompanying this video are discussion questions and a worksheet that provides students the opportunity to practice converting units of measure in real-world word problems.

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AR.Math.Content.5.MD.A.1: Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within the customary system. For example: Convert 1 ½ ft to 18 in. Use these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems.

Field Trip: Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 5

Join Liz McMath and her furry friend Flurffy for a tour of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts in downtown Little Rock! In this video, you’ll get a sneak peek of the expansion being built onto the museum to make it even bigger and better than before! Along the way, learn some of the terminology associated with architecture and design. Accompanying this resource is an activity for students to create their own scaled drawings of a building! 

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AR.Math.Content.5.MD.A.1: Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within the metric system. For example: Convert 5 cm to 0.05 m. Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within the customary system. For example: Convert 1 ½ ft to 18 in. Use these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems. 

Rounding Up with Math | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) 5

How do we know when to round when we are counting? Join 2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Susanna Post as she teaches us when we should round up and when we should round down. The worksheet that accompanies this video provides students the opportunity to put their skills to work as they practice rounding up and rounding down.

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AR.Math.Content.5.NBT.A.4: Apply place value understanding to round decimals to any place.

Math Expedition | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) K

Join 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Joel Lookadoo, as he explains how to solve addition and subtraction problems using a ten frame. The worksheet accompanying this video provides students with the opportunity to practice using a ten frame to add and subtract whole numbers within 10.

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AR.Math.Content.K.OA.A.5: Fluently add and subtract within 10 by using various strategies and manipulatives.

Go Fish! | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) K

2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Joel Lookadoo uses the classic card game Go Fish to teach students diverse ways to add to ten. Mr. Lookadoo models the flexibility needed to successfully add to ten using different numbers. Accompanying resources include all the materials needed for students to practice adding to ten while playing their own game of Go Fish.

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AR.Math.Content.K.OA.A.4: Find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number (e.g., by using objects or drawings) and record the answer with a drawing or equation.

Find the Missing Parts | Rise and Shine: Math Time

Math for Grade(s) K, 1

It’s math time again! Join 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Joel Lookadoo, as he teaches us how to use a ten frame to solve addition problems! Support materials include two worksheets – one for addition within ten and another for addition within twenty – that can be used to provide students the opportunity to either practice mental fluency with addition or practice using manipulatives, such as ten frames, to solve addition problems.

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G.9.2.3:AR.Math.Content.K.OA.A.4: Find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number (e.g., by using objects or drawings) and record the answer with a drawing or equation.

G.9.2.3:AR.Math.Content.1.OA.C.6: Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating computational fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.

Consonant Digraphs & Mystery Boxes | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 1

Join 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Randi House, and her dog, Frisbee, as they practice pronouncing consonant diagraphs. Can you help them organize the items in their mystery box by determining which letter group they start with? Accompanying this video are worksheets that can be used to give students the opportunity to practice identifying consonant digraphs in words.

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RF.1.3.A: Know the letter/sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs (e.g., th, sh, ch, ck). 

Phonemes | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 1

Are you ready to play a literacy game with phonemes? Join 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Randi House, as she breaks down the meaning of phonemes while having fun creating words. The worksheet that accompanies this video provides students the opportunity to put their skills to work as they practice identifying different phonemes and making new words.

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RF.1.2.F: Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, spoken words to make new words. 

RF.1.2.G: Delete individual initial and final sounds (phonemes) in simple spoken words (e.g., say “nice” without the /n/, say “lamp” without the /p/).

Mr. Steve, The Music Man: Dare to Compare | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 1

Sing along with Mr. Steve as he sings about using the suffixes -er and -est. In the song, Mr. Steve gives several examples of when to use the -er suffix and when to use the -est suffix. Accompanying this video are worksheets that students can use to practice using the -er suffix and -est suffix.

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L.1.4.B: Use frequently occurring affixes as a clue to the meaning of a word. 

The Letter C | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 1

2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Randi House, teaches students about the letter c and the two sounds it makes. Ms. House teaches students a trick for decoding words that contain the letter c and practices decoding several words with students. The worksheet that accompanies this video allows students to practice using the decoding trick Ms. House teaches.

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RF.1.3: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Hard G vs. Soft G | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 2

2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Randi House, teaches students about the letter g and the two sounds it makes. Ms. House teaches students a trick for decoding words that contain the letter g and practices decoding several words with students. The worksheet that accompanies this video allows students to practice using the decoding trick Ms. House teaches.

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RF.2.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Bossy Pirate R Vowels | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 2

Do you know what a pirate’s favorite letter is? Join 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Randi House, as she teaches about those bossy r-controlled vowels. Use the supplemental student worksheet to identify more r-controlled vowel words.

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RF.2.3.B: Know the letter-sound correspondences, including distinguishing long and short vowel sounds: diphthong, r-controlled vowels, additional common vowel teams, regularly spelled one-syllable words. 

Open and Closed Syllables | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 2

Have you ever gotten in trouble for leaving the door open when you go outside? Join 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Ms. Randi House, as she explains how consonants can leave syllables “open” or “closed.” The worksheets that accompany this video provide students with the opportunity to put their skills to work as they practice working with consonants to create closed syllables.

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RF.2.3.E: Decode words that follow the six syllable types: closed syllable, open syllable, vowel-consonant-e, vowel teams, r-controlled, and consonant-le.

Those Sneaky Silent Letters: Mr. Steve, The Music Man | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 2

Rise and Shine’s animated series Mr. Steve the Music Man aims to help students learn skills from literacy to self-awareness. In this episode, Mr. Steve sings about silent letters. Students will learn about letters that appear in words but do not have a sound. The worksheet that accompanies this video provides students the opportunity to put their skills to work as they practice identifying silent letters in words.

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RF.2.3.C: Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words. 

Boom Boom Pow | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 2

Boom, Boom, POW! Are you ready to rumble? Join 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Randi House, to learn about ow and ou vowel teams. Learn when and how to use these vowel teams correctly. Use the supplemental anchor chart and worksheet for individual practice.

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RF.2.3.B Know the letter-sound correspondences, including distinguishing long and short vowel sounds.

The Floss Rule | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 2, 3

2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Randi House, introduces students to the floss rule, which helps students establish spelling patterns. Ms. House shares multiple examples of words that follow the floss rule. The worksheet that accompanies this video gives students practice determining whether words follow the floss rule requirements and then using the rule to spell the words correctly.

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L.2.2.D Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g., cage, badge; boy, boil). Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries as needed to check and correct spellings. Reference spelling patterns chart to clarify types of spelling patterns.

L.3.2.D Use conventional spelling for high frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness). Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words. Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.

Prefix Power | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 3

Today we are learning all about prefixes! Join 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Randi House, as she teaches us how to create a prefix map to better understand the meaning of prefixes in words. The worksheet that accompanies this video provides students the opportunity to put their skills to work as they identify different prefixes to create new words. In learning different prefixes, students will also gain knowledge in finding the meaning of new words.

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RF.3.3.A: Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes. 

Suffixes | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 3

We can learn to change the meaning of words by putting suffixes on the end of them. Join 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Randi House as she teaches us all about suffixes. The worksheet that accompanies this video provides students the opportunity to put their skills to work as they practice using suffixes.

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RF.3.3.A: Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes. 

Field Trip: Robot Mural | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 3

Artist Jason Jones in Northwest Arkansas, will wow you with his whimsical designs! Watch to learn where he gets his inspiration, what materials he uses, and where to find his work. When finished, you can use the resources provided to review the field trip and write an opinion piece on this artistic style.

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W.3.1: Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.

Mr. Steve, The Music Man: 1-1-1 Doubling Fun | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 3

Having double the fun is always a good thing! Join Mr. Steve as he sings about the 1-1-1 doubling rule when adding suffixes to root words. In the song, Mr. Steve gives several examples of C.V.C. words that require a doubled consonant when a suffix is added. Accompanying this video are instructional handouts that teach students the 1-1-1 doubling rule and give them an opportunity to practice using it

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L.3.2.D: Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness). Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.   

Foursquare Vocabulary | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 3

2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Randi House, introduces students to how to learn and remember new vocabulary by using the foursquare strategy.  Ms. House models the strategy using the word “underestimate.”  Included with this asset is a handout that students can use to practice the strategy. 

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RL.3.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

Mr. Steve, The Music Man: Word Nerd| Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 3, 4

It’s cool to be a word nerd! In this song, Mr. Steve teaches students that “the power of what you say depends on the vocabulary words you use.”  Accompanying this video are two worksheets that students can use to practice spicing up their vocabulary with colorful synonyms and antonyms!

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L.3.4.D: Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases. 

L.4.5.C: Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites, antonyms, and to words with similar but not identical meanings, synonyms.

Character Traits | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 3, 4

2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Randi House, discusses how authors reveal personality and physical traits to help us learn more about the characters in stories. Ms. House shares an example of how she might be described if she were the character in a story and encourages students to think about words that might be used to describe themselves. The worksheet that accompanies this video provides a space for students to describe a character’s thoughts, speech, attitude, and actions, as well as a place for students to illustrate the character’s physical appearance. This worksheet can be used in conjunction with any novel or short story.

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RL.3.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
RL.4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, actions).

Idioms: Mr. Steve, The Music Man | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 3, 4, 5

Mr. Steve the Music Man sings a song about idioms. In the song, Mr. Steve gives several examples of idioms along with their meanings.

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RL.3.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
L.4.5.B Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms and proverbs.
RL.4.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language.
L.5.5.B Interpret the meaning of common idioms and proverbs.

Text Detectives | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 3, 4, 5

2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Randi House, shows students how to look for clues in a text to support answers and gives students several examples of sentence starters they can use to introduce evidence from the text. Ms. House tells students a short story about Milly Hilly and then asks questions that require students to make inferences that must be supported by story details. The accompanying activity gives students an opportunity to practice making and supporting inferences with the short story “The Fisherman and His Wife.”

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RL.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

RL.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Picture It! | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 3, 4, 5

2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Randi House, explains what it means to visualize a story. Ms. House explains that readers are able to visualize when authors use lots of sensory details in their writing. Ms. House shares a writing of her own to serve as an example of writing that is loaded with details that help the reader experience what the author wishes for him or her to experience. Accompanying this video is a brainstorming sheet that students can use to begin drafting their own short stories that are packed with sensory details!

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W.3.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

W.4.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

W.5.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Time for a Timeline | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 4

2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Randi House, discusses timelines and how they are structured. Ms. House also shares a timeline of her own life to demonstrate that, because timelines can cover a long span of time, they should only include the most important events. In the activity that accompanies this video, students will read an informational article and use it as the foundation piece for creating their own timeline.

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RI.4.7: Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

Mr. Steve, The Music Man: Word Jazz | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 4

Jazz up your word choice with Mr. Steve! In this song, Mr. Steve gives several examples of sizzling synonyms that can replace dull words we typically use. Accompanying this video are instructional handout references that give students examples of words that are in the same family but that have nuanced meanings. Students can use these handouts and the accompanying worksheet to practice using new words in their writing.

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L.4.5: Demonstrate understanding of word relationships, and nuances in word meanings, as appropriate for grade level. 

Similes and Metaphors | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 4, 5

2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Randi House, defines similes and metaphors and shares several examples of both types of figurative language. Ms. House explains the difference between the literal and figurative meaning of the words, and she briefly discusses the purpose of using figurative language in writing. The resource accompanying this video provides students the opportunity to distinguish types of figurative language, use context to determine the meaning of similes and metaphors, and practice creating their own examples of figurative language.

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L.4.5.A Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.

L.5.5.A Interpret figurative language in context, including but not limited to, similes and metaphors

Homophones & Homographs | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) 5

Have you ever seen two words that are spelled the same but sound different and mean different things, or maybe the other way around? Join 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Ms. Randi House, as she teaches us about homophones and homographs. Accompanying this video is a worksheet that provides students the opportunity to practice working with homophones and homographs.

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L.5.5.C Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs, homophones, homonyms) to better understand each of the words. 

B and D: Mr. Steve, The Music Man | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) K

Rise and Shine’s animated series, Mr. Steve the Music Man, aims to help students learn skills from literacy to self-awareness. In this episode, Mr. Steve sings about the letters b and d. Students hear the sounds as well as see the visual differences in the letters. Mr. Steve also encourages students to continue the work after the song ends. Included with this video is a worksheet students can use to gain practice with the letters b and d.

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RF.K.3.A Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the most frequently used sound for each consonant.

Big Blends | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) K

Today we join 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Ms. Randi House, and her favorite pooch, Frisbee, as they blend letters to make different sounds! Can you help them figure out what sounds each new blend makes? Accompanying this video are two worksheets students can use to practice identifying certain consonant blends.

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RF.K.2: Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).  

Little Red Riding Hood | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) K

2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Randi House, shares the story “Little Red Riding Hood” and helps students determine the main and supporting characters, the setting of the story, the problem the main character faces, and the solution to the problem. Accompanying this video are discussion questions that will guide students to use what they have learned and apply those skills to another well-known story, “Rumpelstiltskin.”

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RL.K.3: With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story. 

Substituting Sounds | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) K

2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Randi House, shows students how one word can become a different word just by substituting one sound for another. Students practice along with Ms. House as she substitutes onsets, medial vowels, and final sounds to create new words. The worksheet that accompanies this video provides students with the opportunity to practice phoneme substitution on their own.

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RF.K.2.E Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.

Vowel Surgery | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) K

2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Randi House, teaches students about short vowel sounds. She uses cards with pictures that need the vowel added to complete the word. She emphasizes the sounds and mouth positions used to produce the sounds. This lesson also includes one handout with pictures and words with missing vowels for additional student practice.

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RF.K.3.A Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the most frequently used sound for each consonant.

Rhyme Time | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) K

Today it’s time to rhyme with 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Ms. Randi House! Can you help Ms. House use rhyming to draw physical characteristics of her friend Fred the Monster? The worksheets that accompany this video provide students the opportunity to practice identifying rhyming words.

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RF.K.2.A: Recognize and produce rhyming words orally.

Onset Sound Meal | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) K

We are plating up some words that use the /p/ sound for today’s literacy lesson! Join 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Ms. Randi House, as she walks us through the beginning sounds of words. Accompanying this video are worksheets that give students the opportunity to identify words beginning with the same onset.

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RF.K.2.C: Blend and segment onsets and rimes of one-syllable spoken words.

Onset Sounds | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) K

Today we are learning about the beginning sounds of words with Ms. Randi House. Can you help Ms. House match the word to its beginning sound? The worksheet that accompanies this video provides students the opportunity to put their skills to work as they sound out and identify the beginning sounds of words.

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RF.K.2.C: Blend and segment onsets and rimes of one-syllable spoken words

 Consonant-Vowel-Consonant Words | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time  

Literacy for Grade(s) K

Do you like riding roller coasters? 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Ms. Randi House, does not like riding roller coasters, but she loves a word roller coaster! Join Ms. House as she teaches us about consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words. Accompanying this video are worksheets that students can use to deepen their understanding of consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words.

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RF.K.2.D: Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant or CVC) words.

Syl-la-ble | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) K, 1

Get your hands ready to clap as we learn about syllables with 2018 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Randi House. From bananas to playgrounds, today we learn what syllables are and how to count them. The worksheet that accompanies this video provides students the opportunity to put their skills to work as they practice counting syllables in words. 

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

RF.1.2: Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).  

RF.K.2: Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).

Robbie Rocket: Sun | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) K, 1, 2

Join Robbie Rocket as he meets the center of our solar system: the sun! The sun explains to Robbie how it is different from a planet and how that makes it an impossible landing place. Resources to accompany this video are a student handout to practice answering questions and a teacher’s guide for a whole-body listening activity.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

W.K.2: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts that name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.  

W.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure. 

W.2.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section. 

W.K.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books on a specific topic and produce simple findings). 

W.1.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions. 

W.2.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a variety of print and/or digital sources on a single topic to produce a report, record science observations). 

W.K.8: With prompting and support, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.  

W.1.8: With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.  

W.2.8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. 

SL.K.2: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details to demonstrate understanding of a topic read aloud, presented orally, or through other media.  

SL.1.2: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud, information presented orally, or through other media.  

SL.2.2: Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud, information presented orally, or through other media. 

Robbie Rocket: Venus | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) K, 1, 2

Robbie Rocket’s adventures continue as he looks for a safe place to land. He heads for a planet that looks like Earth only to find that it is Venus! Venus shares some facts and explains how it is different from Earth. Follow Robbie on his journey and watch all the planet videos as an introduction to a shared research project. Planet research resources include a teacher’s guide, a planet research graphic organizer, and an informative writing graphic organizer. In addition, there is a student handout to practice answering questions and a teacher’s guide for a whole-body listening activity!

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

W.K.2: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts that name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.  

W.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure. 

W.2.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section. 

W.K.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books on a specific topic and produce simple findings). 

W.1.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions. 

W.2.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a variety of print and/or digital sources on a single topic to produce a report, record science observations). 

W.K.8: With prompting and support, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.  

W.1.8: With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.  

W.2.8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. 

SL.K.2: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details to demonstrate understanding of a topic read aloud, presented orally, or through other media.  

SL.1.2: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud, information presented orally, or through other media.  

SL.2.2: Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud, information presented orally, or through other media. 

Robbie Rocket: Saturn | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) K, 1, 2

In this Robbie Rocket episode, Robbie meets a planet with very pretty rings. Upon introduction, Robbie finds out it is Saturn! Saturn explains how the rings don’t float away. Watch to find out why! Follow Robbie’s journey and explore all the planet videos as an introduction to a shared research project. Planet research resources include a teacher's guide, a planet research graphic organizer, and an informative writing graphic organizer. In addition, there is a student handout to practice answering questions and a teacher's guide for a whole-body listening activity!

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

W.K.2: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts that name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.  

W.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure. 

W.2.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section. 

W.K.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books on a specific topic and produce simple findings). 

W.1.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions. 

W.2.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a variety of print and/or digital sources on a single topic to produce a report, record science observations). 

W.K.8: With prompting and support, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.  

W.1.8: With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.  

W.2.8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. 

SL.K.2: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details to demonstrate understanding of a topic read aloud, presented orally, or through other media.  

S.1.2: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud, information presented orally, or through other media.  

SL.2.2: Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud, information presented orally, or through other media. 

Robbie Rocket: Moon | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) K, 1, 2

Tune in for the continuing adventures of Robbie Rocket! As he is flying through space looking for a place to land, he almost bumps into something much smaller than a planet. It is Earth’s moon! Resources accompanying this video are a student handout to practice answering questions and a teacher's guide for a whole-body listening activity

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

W.K.2: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts that name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.  

W.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure. 

W.2.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section. 

W.K.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books on a specific topic and produce simple findings). 

W.1.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions. 

W.2.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a variety of print and/or digital sources on a single topic to produce a report, record science observations). 

W.K.8: With prompting and support, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.  

W.1.8: With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.  

W.2.8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. 

SL.K.2: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details to demonstrate understanding of a topic read aloud, presented orally, or through other media.  

SL.1.2: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud, information presented orally, or through other media.  

SL.2.2: Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud, information presented orally, or through other media. 

If I Could Ask Why: Mr. Steve, The Music Man | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) K, 1, 2

Mr. Steve the Music Man sings a song about the various pronunciations of the letter y. Accompanying this video is a worksheet that can be used to give students the opportunity to both infer the meaning of common idioms based on context and practice using idioms in sentences.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

RF.K.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
RF.1.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
RF.2.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Robbie Rocket: Earth | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) K, 1, 2

Robbie Rocket’s adventures continue, but he is getting tired and running low on fuel. He meets a planet that is 94 million miles from the sun and that has a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Is it Earth? Follow Robbie on his journey and watch all the planet videos as an introduction to a shared research project. Planet research resources include a teacher guide, a planet research graphic organizer, and an informative writing graphic organizer. In addition, there is a student handout to practice answering questions and a teacher guide for a whole-body listening activity!

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

W.K.2: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts that name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.  

W.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure. 

W.2.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section. 

W.K.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books on a specific topic and produce simple findings). 

W.1.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions. 

W.2.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a variety of print and/or digital sources on a single topic to produce a report, record science observations). 

W.K.8: With prompting and support, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.  

W.1.8: With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.  

W.2.8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. 

SL.K.2: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details to demonstrate understanding of a topic read aloud, presented orally, or through other media.  

SL.1.2: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud, information presented orally, or through other media.  

SL.2.2: Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud, information presented orally, or through other media. 

Robbie Rocket: Jupiter | Rise and Shine: Literacy Time

Literacy for Grade(s) K, 1, 2

Robbie Rocket’s adventures continue as he looks for a safe place to land. Unfortunately, he does not find it when he meets the gas giant, Jupiter! Follow Robbie on his journey and watch all the planet videos as an introduction to a shared research project. Planet research resources include a teacher’s guide, a planet research graphic organizer, and an informative writing graphic organizer. In addition, there is a student handout to practice answering questions and a teacher’s guide for a whole-body listening activity!

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

W.K.2: Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts that name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.  

W.1.2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure. 

W.2.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section. 

W.K.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books on a specific topic and produce simple findings). 

W.1.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of “how-to” books on a given topic and use them to write a sequence of instructions. 

W.2.7: Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a variety of print and/or digital sources on a single topic to produce a report, record science observations). 

W.K.8: With prompting and support, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.  

W.1.8: With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.  

W.2.8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. 

SL.K.2: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details to demonstrate understanding of a topic read aloud, presented orally, or through other media.  

SL.1.2: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud, information presented orally, or through other media.  

SL.2.2: Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud, information presented orally, or through other media. 

Growth Mindset | Rise and Shine: Health & Wellness Time

Health & Wellness for Grade(s) 3, 4, 5

Have you ever tried something new and found that you weren’t very good at it? We all have! Mr. Joel Lookadoo, 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, is here to tell us that it’s okay if at first you don’t succeed. Keep trying! Mr. Lookadoo teaches us the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, and he explains why your mindset is important when trying a new activity. Accompanying this video are two classroom resources that can be used to give students practice identifying characteristics of fixed and growth mindsets.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

Motivation and Confidence. Level C. 3-5: I can discuss how practice develops confidence when working on challenging physical activity. 

Personal Health and Safety. Level C. 3-5: I can develop strategies for lifetime behavior and activity that promote health and wellness. 

Field Trip: Arkansas Circus Arts | Rise and Shine: Health & Wellness Time

Health & Wellness for Grade(s) 3, 4, 5

Did you know there’s a place in Arkansas that teaches people how to fly? Well, kind of, if you think about aerial arts! Join the performers at Arkansas Circus Arts to learn about these skills and how performers stay safe while learning. Resources include two handouts that will help students reflect on safety rules that apply to them.

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Motivation and Confidence. 3-5. Level D: I can engage in physical activities with responsible interpersonal behavior. I can apply safety principles. 

Daring Dairy: Zach Lunch | Rise and Shine: Health and Wellness Time

Health & Wellness for Grade(s) K, 1, 2

Zach Lunch and Doggy Bag discuss the delicious delicacy dairy. Zach shows several examples of dairy foods and explains how dairy can help the body by providing nutrition. A Words to Know handout is included to review the vocabulary in the video.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

Nutrition.K-2.Level A: I can identify and choose healthy snacks. 

Zach Lunch: Protein | Rise and Shine: Health & Wellness Time

Health & Wellness for Grade(s) K, 1, 2

Zach Lunch and Doggy Bag discuss the power of protein! Zach shows several examples of foods that have protein and explains that proteins are the building blocks of the human body. They help you get the energy to rock and roll! Accompanying this resource are a review sheet and a worksheet for students to practice identifying and choosing healthy proteins.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

Nutrition.K-2.Level A: I can identify and choose healthy snacks. 

Veggies: Zach Lunch | Rise and Shine: Health and Wellness Time

Health & Wellness for Grade(s) K, 1, 2

Zach Lunch and Doggy Bag talk to students about the importance of including vegetables in a balanced diet. Accompanying this video is an activity that gives students the opportunity to choose a healthy meal from a variety of options.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

Nutrition.K-2.Level A I can identify and choose healthy snacks.

Grain: Zach Lunch | Rise and Shine: Health and Wellness Time

Health & Wellness for Grade(s) K, 1, 2

Zach Lunch and his sidekick, Doggy Bag, talk to students about the importance of eating whole grains in order to load up on vitamins and fiber. Accompanying this video is an activity to help students practice making healthy food choices.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

Nutrition.K-2.Level A: I can identify and choose healthy snacks. 

Zach Lunch: Lunchtime | Rise and Shine: Health & Wellness Time

Health & Wellness for Grade(s) K, 1, 2

Join Zach Lunch and Doggy Bag while they pack a powerful, healthy lunch! Find out how to maximize nutrition when you make a super sandwich. Included with this video, you will find a handout that contains lists of nutritious foods to help you make your own nutrient-packed super sandwich.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

Nutrition.K-2.Level A: I can identify and choose healthy snacks. 

Funky Fruits: Zach Lunch | Rise and Shine: Health and Wellness Time

Health & Wellness for Grade(s) K, 1, 2

Join Zach Lunch, your funky, fruit-loving friend to discuss fruits. He shows several examples of fun fruits and explains how they are different from vegetables. He also shares the secret to their sweetness. A Words to Know handout is included to support the vocabulary discussed in the video.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

Nutrition K-2: I can identify and choose healthy snacks. 

Try Again: Mr. Steve, The Music Man | Rise and Shine: Health and Wellness Time

Health & Wellness for Grade(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Have you ever failed at something? Try, try, try again! Dance along to Mr. Steve the Music Man as he encourages you to keep trying. Use the supporting materials for a class discussion about persistence and growth mindset.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

Personal Health and Safety 3-5 Level C: Students will demonstrate healthy relationships and interactions with others, utilize effective communication skills (verbal, non-verbal, and online), and differentiate between healthy and unhealthy behaviors, and how those behaviors impact relationships with peers and adults.

Positive Mental Attitude: Mr. Steve, The Music Man | Rise and Shine: Health and Wellness Time

Health & Wellness for Grade(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

How can you be a good friend to yourself? Groove along with Mr. Steve the Music Man as he sings about having a positive mental attitude. Use the supporting materials to learn about specific strategies to use when you are feeling strong emotions.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

Personal Health and Safety 3-5 Level C: Students will demonstrate healthy relationships and interactions with others, utilize effective communication skills (verbal, non-verbal, and online), and differentiate between healthy and unhealthy behaviors, and how those behaviors impact relationships with peers and adults.

Unfair: Mr. Steve, The Music Man | Rise and Shine: Health and Wellness Time

Health & Wellness for Grade(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Have you ever felt like something is unfair?  Groove along with Mr. Steve the Music Man as he discusses what it means to be fair and what you can do when you think something is unfair. Use the supporting materials to lead a class discussion about fairness.

This video resource from Season One of Rise and Shine is brought to you through a collaboration between the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas PBS.

Healthy Skills and Relationships K-2 Level A: I can demonstrate a respect of personal space for myself and others. I can recognize different emotions and respond to others as needed.

Healthy Skills and Relationships K-2 Level B:  can demonstrate respect for peers and adults through appropriate communication. I can identify different emotions and illustrate how to interact with others in different settings.

Healthy Skills and Relationships 3-5 Level C: I can demonstrate appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication skills. I can compare behaviors that demonstrate respect as well as disrespect of self and others.

Healthy Skills and Relationships 3-5 Level D: I can predict consequences of healthy and unhealthy behaviors, including their impact on self and others. I can effectively communicate my thoughts and opinions to my peers in a healthy manner.


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