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PBS Kids Learning Project Tips: June 29-July 5

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.

PBS Kids Learning Project Tips: June 22-28

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.

2015 PBS KIDS Writers Contest

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.

Middle and High School Educators Evening at the Fed

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.

PBS KIDS Writers Contest: National Winner

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.

PBS KIDS' Arthur Unveils New Family Health Website

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 1:10pm -- WCVE

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.

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