2013 National Geographic Bee

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Austin fifth grader student Chinmay Murthy, from Paragon Preparatory Middle School, will represent Texas in the 2013 National Geographic Bee airing Friday, May 24 at 1 pm, Saturday, May 25 at 5 pm and Sunday, May 26 at 5 pm. By using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society, students from around the country compete in the annual National Geographic Bee. The National Geographic Bee is constructed to encourage teachers to include geography in their class rooms in order to increase student and public interest in the subject.

Prepare for the 2013 National Geographic Bee and take Take a GeoBee Quiz!

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Special PBS KIDS Episodes: May 2013

Arthur Starts Monday, May 6th: ALL NEW WEEK

ARTHUR kicks off its spring season on Monday, May 6 with a week of all-new episodes, including two devoted to the issue of bullying — “The Last Tough Customer” and “So Funny I Forgot to Laugh.” Preview a clip from the “The Last Tough Customer” here: http://bit.ly/16mNCMT And here are some resources to help you talk to your kids/students about the issue of bullying: http://to.pbs.org/ZZqUob

Several PBS KIDS series have episodes themed to Mother’s Day on Friday, May 10th and Sunday, May 12th.

The week of May 20-24, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD features a “Playdate Week” with five episodes including playdates with O the Owl, Prince Wednesday, Miss Elaina, and Katerina Kittycat, with premieres of three episodes May 20, 21 and 22.

This month’s Family Choice program is NATURE‘s “Legendary White Stallions” focusing on the bond between the horses and their caregivers.

The 2013 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE will be airing Friday, May 24 at 1 pm.

NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT airs live, Sunday, May 26 at 7pm,  from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, and to our troops around the world on the American Forces Network.

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2013 PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest Winners!

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KLRU congratulates our 2013 PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest winners! KLRU had almost 200 entries from children throughout Central Texas. All of the winners will be entered into the national contest where a panel of esteemed judges will rank the top 12 entries. National winners will be announced during the summer of 2013 and the winning stories will be featured on pbskids.org/writerscontest. You can read all our local entries here!2013 KLRU Winners:

Kindergarten:
1st place – Elizabeth May
, age 6
The May Academy (homeschool)
Georgetown, TX
A Turtle’s Home

2nd place – Keri Collins, age 6
First Foundations
Austin, TX
The Sick House

3rd place - Anais Morend-John, age 6
Mathews Elementary
Austin ISD
The Horse

1st Grade:
1st place – Katherine Bong, age 6
[won: 1st Place - 2012]
Blackland Prairie Elementary
Round Rock ISD
My Wish

2nd place – Enaaya Khan, age 7
Cactus Ranch Elementary
Round Rock ISD
Sarah’s Pet

3rd place - Aidan D’Eimon, age 7
Neidig Elementary
Elgin ISD
The Fat Cat

2nd Grade:
1st place – Campbell Collins, age 8
Collins Academy (homeschool)
Austin, TX
Molly’s Play

2nd place tie – Debbie Bong, age 8
Blackland Prairie Elementary
Round Rock, TX
The Lesson Learned

2nd place tie – Claire Moore, age 8
[won: 1st Place - 2011]
Pease Elementary
Austin, TX
What Can I Do with a Shoe?

3rd place – Prahal Selvapathi, age 8
Great Oaks Elementary
Round Rock ISD
Kyle and Rover

3rd Grade:
1st place – Andrew C. Jiang, age 8
[won: 2nd Place—2012]
Spicewood Elementary
Round Rock ISD
The Nighttime Burglar

2nd place - Cedar Toavs, age 9
Becker Elementary
Austin ISD
Meré: The story of Jewel, a young peahen

3rd place – Bethany Kwan, age 7
[won: 1st Place - 2011, 3rd Place - 2012]
Hill Country Christian School of Austin
Where is the Goose?

All of the entries are available here!

Contest Information:
The PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest invites children in grades K-3 to create stories using their own words and pictures, and recognizes their efforts with certificates and prizes. The contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on and active learning by submitting their own original illustrated stories. Parents, teachers, and librarians are encouraged to help children participate in the Contest.

The Cat in the Hat “Fabulous Animals Week”

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From April 15-19, The Cat in the Hat shows kids some amazing animals, including three premiere episodes April 15-17.

Babies / Fast – Monday, April 15 at 8:30 am & 2 pm
Babies – Sally is looking after some baby hamsters, but how can she and Nick hold them right? Well, different animals hold their babies different ways.
Fast – It’s a race to the treehouse, but Nick and Sally wish they could go as fast as an airplane! How about a peregrine? asks The Cat. What’s that? The fastest creature in the world!

Little Lemmings / Keep The Beat — Tuesday, April 16 at 8:30 am & 2 pm
Little Lemmings – It’s cold outside, but Nick and Sally want to keep playing. Is there a way to stay warm out in the cold? Cat’s friend Lars the Lemming will know! He lives in the Wundra-Bundra-Tundra. It’s cold out, but with Lars’ fur coat, he doesn’t even notice!
Keep the Beat – Nick and Sally have been running around the backyard and now their chests are thumpity thumping! The Cat explains that that is their hearts boom boom booming! But why? wonders Sally.

Gorillas In The Nest / Tale Of A Dragon — Wednesday, April 17 at 8:30 am & 2 pm
Gorillas in the Nest – Sally and Nick have made a sleepover tent on the floor. But it’s not very comfortable. The Cat’s friend Gordon the Gorilla knows how to make a comfortable bed.
Tale of a Dragon – Dragons don’t really exist, but Cat knows some lizard friends who are oh-so like dragons! They can show Nick and Sally how to pretend to be dragons.

Dinosaur Train “Dancing with Dinosaurs Week”

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Monday-Friday, April 8-12 at 9:30 am

In a week of encore episodes, kids can enjoy the most musical moments of DINOSAUR TRAIN for a week of dance-tastic adventures. Buddy, Shiny, Tiny and Don explore ponds, gardens, oceans and more in “That’s Not a Dinosaur/Tiny’s Garden,” “Remember the Alamosaurus/Sunrise, Sunset,” “Elmer Elasmosaurus/Dinosaur Block Party,” “Junior Conductor Jamboree/Troodon Train Day” and “Buddy Explores the Tyrannosaurs/Rainy Day Fight.” They sing and dance as they encourage kids to get outside, get into nature and make their own discoveries.