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.
Ready To Learn is very pleased to announce that your Community Idea Stations have a local national winner in the PBS KIDS Writers Contest! Michelle K. won Second Place at the Second Grade Level for her story “Rosy Helps Cathy Catch Her Bus.” This is quite an accomplishment, considering the thousands of entries that were submitted from all over the USA.
The Community Idea Stations (WCVE PBS and WHTJ PBS), along with Ready To Learn, presented the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest, designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. Local winners from our viewing area were selected and awarded prizes in April of 2014.
PBS KIDS announced the launch of the Arthur Family Health website, which builds on Arthur’s eighteen-year history of addressing challenging topics and making them understandable for kids. Featuring Arthur and friends, this robust new website offers background information, games, videos, and other resources designed to help parents and educators talk to kids about important health issues - from asthma, food allergies and nutrition, to fitness and resilience.