Thursday, June 12, 2014

High Cuteness Alert: Interviews with Writers Contest Winners

High Cuteness Alert!! (Don't say you weren't warned.)

The four winners of the 2014 Rhode Island PBS Kids Healthy Living Writers Contest (one each from Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third Grades) were recently invited back to the Rhode Island PBS studios to read their stories and chat a bit about themselves.

Here are the short versions of the profiles for each child. These profiles will air on Rhode Island PBS (36.1) and Learn (36.2) at various times during the day and evening between programs. Air dates and times for the first week are listed for your convenience. The longer profiles (a minute or so in length) will be posted online when editing is complete.

Enjoy these charming young authors!


Farmer Jack by Oliver S., Kindergarten



















Thursday, 6/12
Rhode Island PBS   5:28 pm
Learn  6:29 am; 2:28 pm

Friday, 6/13
Rhode Island PBS  8:58 am
Learn  6:26 am, 12:28 pm, 8:56 pm

Saturday, 6/14
Rhode Island PBS   9:28 am
Learn   7:28 am, 12:27 pm, 12:59 pm

Sunday, 6/15
Learn    6:58 am, 2:58 pm, 4:57 pm

Monday, 6/16
Rhode Island PBS    6:58 am
Learn    10:58 am; 6:57 pm

Tuesday, 6/17
Rhode Island PBS    6:58 am
Learn   11:28 am; 4:58 pm

Wednesday, 6/18
Rhode Island PBS  5:28 am; 5:28 pm
Learn   9:28 am


Be Healthy by Iris B. L., First Grade



















Thursday, 6/12
Rhode Island PBS (36.1)   4:58 pm,  6:59 pm
Learn (36.2)   7:58 am , 4:28 pm

Friday, 6/13
Rhode Island PBS (36.1)  9:58 am
Learn (36.2)  7:58 am, 2:21 pm and 9:28 pm

Saturday, 6/14
Rhode Island PBS (36.1)  8:28 am
Learn (36.2)  8:29 am,  1:26 pm

Sunday, 6/15
Learn (32.2)  10:28 am,  3:28 pm, 5:29 pm

Monday, 6/16
Rhode Island PBS (36.1)  8:28 am
Learn (36.2)  1:58 am, 6:29 am

Tuesday, 6/17
Rhode Island PBS (36.1)  9:28 am, 4:58 pm , 5:58 pm 
Learn (36.2)  6:58 pm

Wednesday, 6/18
Rhode Island PBS (36.1)  6:58 am
Learn (36.2)  10:59 am



Healthy Power by Asher P., Second Grade


















Thursday, 6/12
Rhode Island PBS 8:58 am
Learn   11:28 am,  4:58 pm

Friday, 6/13
Rhode Island PBS    10:58 am
Learn  9:28 am, 4:28 pm, 6:56 pm

Saturday, 6/14
Rhode Island PBS   6:28 am
Learn  10:58 am , 5:57 pm

Sunday, 6/15
Learn  5:59 am, 12:28 pm , 4:29 pm

Monday, 6/16
Rhode Island PBS  4:58 pm
Learn 12:28 pm

Tuesday, 6/17
Rhode Island PBS  7:58 am
Learn 9:29 am, 5:28 pm

Wednesday, 6/18
Rhode Island PBS   8:28 am
Learn 3:58 pm


Healthy Living by Raye O.S., Third Grade


















Thursday, 6/12
Rhode Island PBS    7:58 am
Learn   12:28 pm, 5:28 pm

Friday, 6/13
Rhode Island PBS  4:28 pm
Learn  5:59 am, 1:58 pm, 8:29 pm

Saturday, 6/14
Learn    9:57 am, 7:28 pm

Sunday, 6/15
Learn   7:58 am, 1:58 pm, 6:26 pm

Monday, 6/16
Rhode Island PBS   9:58 am
Learn   9:28 am

Tuesday, 6/17
Learn   7:29 am ,  7:57 pm

Wednesday, 6/18
Rhode Island PBS   9:58 am
Learn  1:58 pm


The 2014 Rhode Island PBS Kids Writers Contest was made possible by support from    

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Winning Writers Contest Stories Now Published Online


We're eagerly awaiting word from the national PBS Kids Writers Contest about how our local winners fared. The first place winning stories (one from each grade) were entered into the national PBS contest to compete with entries from across the country. National winners will be announced by PBS sometime this month!

In the meantime, all of the local winning stories (first, second, third, and honorable mention) have been scanned and turned into cool looking books - complete with the sound of paper pages turning! The books are now published to the Rhode Island PBS Kids Club Web site.

We're grateful to
FlipBuilder.com for donating the Flip PDF Pro software that made these great stories look so good and so much fun online! The software was easy to use - we just imported the stories as PDFs. The program let us customize the background with our own photo (the desktop with a green blotter you see in the photo to the right). Also important to us was the ability to add our own logo and the sponsor logos. We looked at other flipping book software, but Flip PDF Pro was the program that had all the features we wanted that would best showcase the children's stories and serve our branding needs, too. So, see these great books in action! Follow this link or click the individual story links below.


Congratulations!
Winners of the 2014 Rhode Island PBS Kids Club Writers Contest are:

Kindergarten
Oliver S. of Newport, RI, for his story “Farmer Jack.”

First Grade
Iris B. L. of Providence, RI, for her story “Soccer is Fun and Healthy
Sage B. of Cumberland, RI, for his story “The Food Problem
Nola T. of Providence, RI, for her story “Stay Healthy
George G. of Providence, RI, for his story “Be Healthy

Second Grade
Asher P. of Providence, RI, for his story “Healthy Power!
Grace M. of Providence, RI, for her story “Being Healthy
Morgan F. of Pawtucket, RI, for her story Cat and Sam’s Healthy Eating
Jacob A. of Providence, RI, for his story “Katey and the Carrot

Third Grade
Raye O. S. of Providence, RI, for her story Healthy Living
Meghan H. of Rehoboth, MA, for her story Carly’s Healthy Tips
Trevor K. of Providence, RI, for his story The Wizard and the Dog
Sommadina A. of North Providence, RI, for her story The Fruit Portal


Helping Hands 
Several organizations from across the state collaborated with Rhode Island PBS to promote the contest, as well as guide the children through the writing process, and ensure that entries qualified. These collaborators include: Cranston Public Library, Henry Barnard School in Providence, The Lincoln School in Providence, East Smithfield Public Library, Joy Feldman and The Picture of Children’s Health, Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport, the Rhode Island Department of Health, and Salve Regina University in Newport. Contest judges were Carolyn Belisle and Alissa Becker from Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI, Kathryn Rok and Dr. Gia Renaud from Salve Regina University, and Megan Weeden from the Cranston Public Library.

The local contest was made possible by Blue Ribbon Sponsor Corner Bakery Café, with additional support provided by Red Ribbon Sponsors Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI and CVS | Caremark. National contest sponsors are LeapFrog and Highlights for Children magazine.


Mark Your Calendar! 
Next year's Rhode Island PBS Kids Club Writers Contest will run from January 26 through March 20, 2015. 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Kids and Sleep - It's Scientastic!


Geared toward 8-to-13-year olds, SCIENTASTIC! builds upon kids' innate interest in science during the late elementary- and early middle-school years.

The live-action program mixes drama and reality genres, incorporating a fictional plot with interviews from educators, scientists and other experts.

SCIENTASTIC! explores science, health and social issues through the eyes of a smart, inquisitive and engaging girl 14-year-old named Cassie (played by Gabrielle Phillips).

In the program, Cassie and her irrepressible younger brother Dean set out to solve the universal problem of sleep deprivation, particularly among schoolchildren. The duo finds their way into many leading educational venues to investigate why people need sleep and how they can improve their sleep habits.
  •  A sleep anthropologist takes Cassie inside a historic rock shelter to show the way people slept thousands of years ago. 
  • The director of the Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens talks about the calming properties of chamomile flowers. 
  • A coach at a local prep school explains the importance of sleep for helping athletic performance. 
  • An educator from the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium explains the different ways in which sharks, lions, elephants, owls, possum and giraffes sleep. 
  • And an artist from the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh speaks about the connection between sleep and creativity. 

Along the way, Cassie and her friends participate in a two-day sleep study, organize a sleep fair and contribute to their school's winning the regional "Science Bowl."

Rhode Island PBS presents Scientastic! on Saturday, May 3 at 1 p.m.

Biz Kid$: Three Minutes to Change the World

A new, hour-long special from the producers of the Emmy®-winning financial literacy series BIZ KID$ follows four young entrepreneurs as they compete in an international contest to change the world.

Sharing their lives, passions, joys and hardships, these semi-finalists from the United States, Canada, India and Singapore must present their business ideas to some of the world’s most influential technology leaders — in just 180 seconds.

BIZ KID$: Three Minutes to Change the World inspires people of all ages to use innovation and technology to bring about change in their communities.

Rhode Island PBS presents BIZ KID$: Three Minutes to Change the World on Saturday, May 3 at noon.


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