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Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Cat-Ebration
WTVI is hosting a Celebration of Dr. Seuss’s Birthday and Read Across America Day at Devonshire Elementary School, Monday, 3/3, 11:15 – 12:15.
Seemore Goodstuff will be in attendance as well.
Two new episodes will air on WTVI PBS Charlotte this week to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 109th Birthday.
“Rumbly Tumbly / Planet Name Game”
Nick’s hungry tummy is rumbling! But why do our stomachs make noises when they’re hungry? A super shrunken trip into Thing One’s stomach will show them the answer! They learn how chewing and stomach juices help to break down the food, and the tummy sounds are actually the stomach working. When your tummy is empty, the sounds are much louder! There’s only one way to quiet Nick’s rumbly tumbly… a chewy chocolate chunky chunk chip cookie!
“Planet Name Game”
Nick and Sally have run out of things to name in the garden. Good thing Cat needs help putting his model of the solar system back together – they can help him name the planets! Off in the Space-a-ma-racer they go on a whirlwind trip around the universe, learning the names of the eight planets as they go.
“Top of the Sky / Jiggle Bones”
“Top of the Sky”
Sally, Nick and Cat are playing with their toy rocket. Using the Cat’s “Whoa-Look-At-It-Go-Launcher,” he shoots the rocket up, up, and up! But now they need to go find it. Off to the top of the sky! They keep going higher until they’re in space! They meet Audrey the Astronaut who explains that there is no top to the sky. The sky turns into space and space goes on forever! Just when the kids think their rocket is lost, they find it in Audrey’s space station. Though they can’t launch their rocket to the top of the sky, launching it to the moon is just as cool!
Nick and Sally are wiggling and jiggling like the jelly mold in front of them. But they can’t quite wiggle the same way. How come? “Bones of course!” announces the Cat. Bones keep their bodies from being wiggly and jiggly. But why do they need bones? A visit to Dr. Giggles will answer that question! They learn about the big strong bones that help us stand and walk, the small bones that help us bend and move, and the all important bones that help protect our squishy bits! Even though they won’t let you wiggle and jiggle like jelly, bones are important!
Interact with the Cat in the Hat with the new “Swirly Whirly Pearl Hunt” game. In this game, the Swirly Whirly Ocean is filled with aquatic creatures of all colors, shapes and sizes, and players can catch a ride on the Thinga-ma-jigger to travel deeper and deeper through silly, Seussian schools of fish. The Swirly Whirly Pearl is waiting somewhere far below, along with the chance to create a personalized school of mix-and-match sea creatures. “Swirly Whirly Pearl Hunt” is available now on pbskids.org/catinthehat.
PBS KIDS Summer Literacy
Any time can be learning time, and summer is a perfect opportunity to raise a reader. WTVI PBS Charlotte will be hosting the PBS KIDS Summer Literacy program. This multi-platform learning initiative is designed to address the learning losses children experience when they’re away from the classroom – known as the “summer slide.”
Starting Monday, June 3, WTVI will offer 10 weeks of themed programming to inspire children ages 2-8 to explore and learn. Each week will feature episodes from a different PBS KIDS series. The line-up includes:
Beatties Ford Library Literacy Kick-Off!
Miss Beverly reads to the children
2013 PBS Kids Go! Writer’s Contest Winners
Few things capture a child’s imagination like a good book. We would like to invite you to join WTVI-PBS Charlotte as we encourage children to create their own stories and to take part in the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest.
The PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest is a national-local contest designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. The Contest encourages children in grades K-3 in communities across the country to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces. The Contest extends the powerful tradition and annual success of the 15-year national “Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest.
Visit the website at pbskids.org/
As part of the American Graduate initiative, designed to educate and engage various stakeholders on the dropout problem, rally support and help coordinate efforts in communities, WTVI teamed up with several local partners to address the issue. These agencies are providing solutions and resources to increase the graduate rate.
Communities in Schools
To get involved or want more information about tutoring or mentoring volunteer opportunities in this area, contact the United Way of Central Carolinas at (704) 371-6255 or visit www.uwcentralcarolinas.org/volunteer
Ms. Beverly Dorn-Steele visits Junior Achievements!
American Graduate and
Stratford Richardson Y Achievers team up!
WTVI teamed up with the Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services and Youth and Family Services to produce several public service announcements during November’s Adoption Awareness Month. The PSA’s, one of which featured WTVI’s Ms. Beverly and Seemore Goodstuff, were designed for children to recruit for themselves and present themselves in a favorable light to the public. The kids were also able to discuss adoption and what it means to have a permanent home.
Supported by grant funding and donations from viewers like you, WTVI is proud to:
- provide speakers, activities and curriculums to support teachers in the classroom
- partner with local organizations to meet community needs
- host sneak preview events for PBS and Local programming
- support professional development for adult learners
From community events, to educational workshops to online resources to professional development, WTVI strives to fulfill its mission to serve as a personal gateway to lifelong learning.
GED & Workplace Essential Skills
WTVI provides the GED Connection program for adults to obtain their GEDs by watching television programming and completing chapters in a companion workbook. GED Connection airs weekdays at 5:30am.
WTVI provides Workplace Essential Skills for adults who are looking for a new job or want to improve their skills. The program teaches the viewer how to develop career goals and make plans to attain them and airs weekdays at 5:00am.
For more information on WTVI outreach activities or to schedule a speaker, contact:
Beverly Dorn-Steele, email@example.com or (704) 371-8840