Every day you collect data to learn about your world and make decisions, and that’s what we’re learning about this week. Ask your kids to help out with some decisions at home, and use some of our activities and tips to build their data gathering skills. This week we’re working toward the social studies standard of using reading, writing, and thinking processes and skills to gain knowledge and understanding.
This week, we’re working toward the social studies standard of using geographic concepts and processes to understand location and its relationship to human activities. In the area of English language arts, we have tips and activities designed to help kids analyze how and why individuals, events and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text/episode.
Pull out your maps, because this week we’re learning about maps and geographic tools. If you could go anywhere, where would you go? Why not make it a family discussion? All this month we’re exploring social studies and English language arts. This week we’re working toward the social studies standard of using geographic concepts and processes to understand location and its relationship to human activities.
With the 4th of July coming up, it’s a great time to explore history and family stories. We’ve got tips to help you take a trip to a local site or down memory lane. All this month we’re exploring social studies and English language arts. This week we’re working toward the social studies standard of using historical thinking skills to understand how individuals and events have changed over time.
All this month we're exploring science and English language arts. This week we’re continuing to work toward the science standard of using scientific skills and processes to explain the interactions of environmental factors (living and non-living) and to analyze their impact from a local to a global perspective. In the area of English language arts, we have tips and activities designed to help kids interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
PBS KIDS and the Community Idea Stations’ Ready To Learn can help families with children, pre-k to 2nd grade, to keep the learning going while they have fun together. All summer long we will be encouraging kids and families to explore and learn together with our PBS KIDS Summer Learning Project!
Resources from the Community Idea Stations:
The Community Idea Stations (WCVE PBS / WHTJ PBS) announced the local winners of the 2015 PBS KIDS Writers Contest. The first place winners in grades K-3 will advance to the national level of the contest. Twelve winners were chosen for first place, second place, and third place recognitions for each grade level:
Ready To Learn, your Community Idea Stations, and Virginia 529 College Saving Plan are once again encouraging kindergarten to third grade students to stretch their creative wings and enter the 2015 PBS KIDS Writers Contest for central Virginia. This is the 20th year that the Community Idea Stations has hosted the contest and thousands of kids in grades K-3 have participated in the annual event.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond invites middle and high school educators to participate in a special edition of our Evening at the Fed Lecture Series on Wednesday, October 22, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. This fall’s program “College and Career Readiness” is part of the Federal Reserve’s Financial Education Day with the goal of promoting discussion about the importance of financial education.