SUPER WHY! Around the World Adventure

Map of Africa and North & South AmericaThis summer, SUPER WHY! headlines PBS KIDS’ summer learning initiative with a special on-air event — the SUPER WHY! Around the World Adventure — and a week of themed programming starting July 2 at 9 a.m.

SUPER WHY! Around the World Adventure
Friday, June 15 at 9 & 11 a.m.
Saturday, June 16 at 9 a.m.

Two new episodes  –  take the Super Readers around the world in back-to-back adventures.

Super Why and the Around the World AdventureWith the help of their teacher, Wyatt and his friends have contacted a girl from another school over the computer and are wondering where she lives. The Super Readers take a trip around the world with a wacky explorer named Wobblebottom, who is on the hunt for his friend Sophie. Will they be able to help Wobblebottom find his friend?

Super Why and Naila and the Magic MapPig and his friends are playing when they find what looks like an Egyptian treasure map, but they can’t make out the symbols! To search for some answers, the Super Readers soar into the book “Naila and the Magic Map” and explore the world of ancient Egypt. Will they be able to help Naila unravel the mysterious code that will unlock where the treasure lies?

ROBOTS TAKE OVER PBSKIDS GO!

WORDGIRL battles robots all week long, starting June 11th at 3:30 p.m. on KLRU, as the beloved, Emmy Award-winning series from Scholastic Media features “Tobey’s Robot Summer” week on PBS KIDS Go!, including the series premiere “Road Rage, Anger, and Fury/By Jove, You’ve Wrecked My Robots!”

June 11Road Rage, Anger, and Fury/By Jove, You’ve Wrecked My Robots!
** Premiere **
“ROAD RAGE, ANGER, AND FURY”
At the end of her rope and fed up with city traffic, Lady Redundant Woman creates an army of copies to block other cars and allow her own to sail smoothly. Can Becky distract her family long enough to the copying criminal?
Vocabulary Words: Obstacle, Rant
“BY JOVE, YOU’VE WRECKED MY ROBOTS!”
With the hope of exposing WordGirl’s true identity, Tobey takes a game about evil robots to Becky’s house. When the game turns into a real battle between real robots, Becky must struggle to save the city while keeping her identity a secret.
Vocabulary Words: Savvy, Realize

June 12Bummertime/The Homerun King
“BUMMERTIME”
On the last day of summer Becky just wants to read her favorite book in the hammock and play outside with her friends. But Tobey and his latest robot creation, Chronos, are getting in the way. She must figure out how to stop crime and still enjoy her final vacation day.
Vocabulary Words: Prolong, Aggravated
“THE HOMERUN KING”
When TJ hits a home run that also foils a crime he becomes Home Run King, the city’s latest superhero. When he starts to fight real crimes and gets in over his head, WordGirl has to step in and save the day.
Vocabulary Words: Extraordinary, Fortunate(ly)

June 13Bampy Battles Bots/Truth, Revision, and the Lexicon Way
“BAMPY BATTLES BOTS”
The Botsfords couldn’t be more excited about Grandpa Bampy’s, visit! While there, Bampy tells a surprised Becky that he used to fight villains better than WordGirl. When Tobey invents the ultimate robot, will Bampy help WordGirl save the day?
Vocabulary Words: Invincible, Fiction/Fictional
“TRUTH, REVISION, AND THE LEXICON WAY”
Mr. Big tries a new form of mind control by taking over the school’s newspaper. With misleading articles and city-wide contests, Mr. Big threatens to reveal WordGirl’s secret identity.
Vocabulary Words: Revise/Revision, Misleading

June 14Have Snob, Will Travel/Tobey’s Playground Calamity
“HAVE SNOB, WILL TRAVEL”
Unable to choose which valuable items to steal, The Butcher kidnaps Reginald the jeweler and uses him to find fine artifacts. Amidst a painting contest, Becky must put down her paint brush so WordGirl can rescue Reginald and stop the Butcher’s stealing spree.
Vocabulary Words: Formal, Fret
“TOBEY’S PLAYGROUND CALAMITY”Ms. Davis holds a recycling fundraiser to raise money for a new playground, which was destroyed by villains… Will Becky finally be recognized for her merits over WordGirl or will Tobey’s evil robots destroy the city in a quest to win?
Vocabulary Words: Dedicate, Calamity

June 15WordBot/Mt. Rushhere
“WORDBOT”
Tobey builds a robot replica of WordGirl named WordBot. When WordBot gets jealous and turns on him, WordGirl and Tobey are forced to team-up to defeat the metal monster.
Vocabulary Words: Devoted, Backfire
“MOUNT RUSHHERE”
When the grown-ups suddenly go missing, the kids take advantage of an adult-free world. When WordGirl discovers Mr. Big is using a mind-control device to force the adults to build a tribute in his honor she must destroy the machine and rescue the adults.
Vocabulary Words: Advantage, Tribute

2012 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE

National Geographic Bee LogoSaturday, May 26, 6-7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Friday, June 1, Noon-1 p.m.

The annual National Geographic Bee returns for the 24th consecutive year with host and moderator Alex Trebek. The 2012 National Geographic Bee will feature fourth- to eighth-graders vying for the Bee crown and the top prize of a $25,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. Second and third prizes are college scholarships of $15,000 and $10,000. The finalists, all winners of their state-level geographic bees, have triumphed over a field of nearly 5 million students to earn a place in the national championships. They represent the 50 states, District of Columbia, Atlantic Territories, Pacific Territories and Department of Defense Dependents Schools.

Website: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geographybee

New Episodes of ARTHUR!

Check out three new episodes of ARTHUR!

MUFFY’S CLASSY CLASSICS CLUB/BEST ENEMIES
Wednesday, May 23 and Monday, May 28 @ 3 p.m.
Muffy’s Classy Classics Club – Muffy buys all of the pretty books and pretty dolls in the Pretty Pioneers series, and invites her friends to join a pretty book club. But she can’t take their criticisms that the books are, well, rather poorly written. Will the book club disband or can Muffy open up to new literary experiences?
Best Enemies – Mom has new clients coming over and they have a daughter who is D.W.’s age….and her name is even W.D.! They’re going to be the best of friends! Turns out, no. They don’t have anything in common. So D.W. and W.D. work together to convince their parents that they’ll just never get along…and somehow, have a lot of fun in the process.

BUSTER’S GARDEN OF GRIEF/THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Thursday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 30 @ 3 p.m.
Buster’s Garden of Grief - With Fritz gone, Buster is in charge of the community garden, but it proves to be too much for just one person. Can Buster and his friends put the “community” back in community gardening or will it end up getting paved over?
Through the Looking Glasses – Arthur can’t find his glasses and has to get new ones, but all the attention he is getting from these new hipper glasses has gone straight to his head! Buster figures that it’s up to him to get the old Arthur back.

THE BUTLER DID…WHAT?/THE TROUBLE WITH TROPHIES
Friday, May 25 @ 3 p.m.
The Butler Did…What? – Bailey is missing! He just left, leaving no note. With the help of the Baxter Detective Agency, Muffy discovers a series of clues…an old class picture, a receipt for a trumpet and old jazz albums. And Muffy is left wondering, who exactly IS Bailey? And-will he ever come back!?
The Trouble with Trophies - Everyone loves getting trophies, right? It turns out that Fern could not care less about them. Yet Muffy is convinced that Fern must be despairing about never having won anything, and she sets out to give Fern a prize no matter what…. whether Fern wants it or not.

"Dinosaurs A to Z" One-Hour Special!

Sing along to the “Dinosaurs A to Z” song!

Dinosaur Train A-Z with Galimimus

Monday, May 14, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Friday, May 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 10, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

While riding the Dinosaur Train with Buddy and Mom, Tiny gets the idea to gather all the dinosaurs in the “Dinosaurs A to Z” song for a picnic at Troodon Town. The Conductor agrees, and as the Train starts picking up dinosaurs, Tiny, Buddy, Shiny and Don help keep track of how many of the different species have come on board. They learn about classification and organize the dinosaurs by their species, features, and size. When all 26 dinosaurs finally come on board, the Train has more extra cars than it ever has — and they need an additional engine to help pull it! Once they arrive at Troodon Town for the picnic, Tiny leads the 26 different “A to Z” dinosaurs in a fun, rousing, and historic singing of the “Dinosaurs A to Z” song!

3rd Annual WordGirl Definition Competition


The 3rd Annual WordGirl Definition Competition is fast approaching!

Inspired by the educational objectives of WordGirl’s TV show, the Definition Competition aims to enrich students’ vocabulary in a fun and interactive way. During the 30-minute live webcast, students will play along with three rounds – and a bonus round – of game-show-type questions, testing their knowledge of words, usage, and reading comprehension.

Classes have been registering throughout the month, and there has been a great turnout. Make sure to tune in live on Tuesday, May 1, at 1pm Eastern, noon Central, 10am Pacific, to cheer on the live players and see if a school from your district takes home a prize!

After the broadcast, the event will be archived on the PBS Teachers Page.

Curious George "Explore Your World Week"

Curious George with puppetsHelp celebrate Earth Day with these CURIOUS GEORGE environmentally themed programs for the week of April 16-20.

DJ GEORGE/CURIOUS GEORGE PAINTS THE DESERT
Episode #608: Monday, April 16, 8 a.m.

FOLLOW THAT BOAT/WINDMILL MONKEY
Episode #509:  Tuesday, April 17, 8 a.m.

NO KNOWING GNOCCHI/HERE COMES THE TIDE
Episode #610: Wednesday, April 18, 8 a.m.
(repeats: Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m. & Monday, April 23, 8 a.m.)

GEORGE’S HOME RUN/MONKEY ON ICE
Episode #506: Thursday, April 19, 8 a.m.
(repeats: Sunday, April 22, 8 a.m.)

JUNKY MONKEY/JUMPY WARMS UP
Episode #609: Friday, April 20, 8 a.m.
(repeats: Sunday, April 22, 6 a.m.)

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That

The Cat in the Hat, Sally and NickCome and join Cat in the Hat, Sally and Nick as they explore ”Nature’s
Know-How” Week

SUPER CLEANER UPPERS/ITTY BITTY WATER
Episode #135:  Monday, April 9, 8:30 a.m.
(repeats: Sunday, April 15, 6:30 a.m. &
Friday, April 27, 8:30 a.m.)

THUMP/SQUIRRELED AWAY
Episode #119:  Tuesday, April 10, 8:30 a.m.

BE COOL/ELEPHANT WALK
Episode #127: Wednesday, April 11, 8:30 a.m.
(repeats: Tuesday, May 1, 8:30 a.m.)

AMAZING EYES/WATER WALKERS
Episode #134: Thursday, April 12, 8:30 am.
(repeats: Saturday, April 14, 6:30 & 8:30 a.m. & Monday, April 30, 8:30 a.m.)

SURPRISE SURPRISE/A HOWLING GOOD TIME
Episode #123: Friday, April 13, 8:30 a.m.
(repeats:  Sunday, April 15, 8:30 a.m.)

Shalom Sesame: It's Passover, Grover!

In It’s Passover, Grover!, all is well until Anneliese, Grover, and Avigail realize there is no horseradish to be found—just as Passover is about to begin! Can Annelise and her furry friends find the missing horseradish in time or will a tricky Oofnik get in their way?

Designed to help bring the vitality of Jewish culture and tradition as well as the diversity of Israeli life to all American children and their families, It’s Passover, Grover! will engage and entertain while highlighting Jewish cultural traditions and values.

Tuesday, April 3rd at 6:30 a.m. & 12:30 pm
Thursday, April 5th at 6:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 5th at 12 noon