Fractions on a Number Line

In third grade, your child will represent fractions in pictures, number bonds, and on a number line. These drawings, or models, allow your child to develop a visual understanding of what fractions really are. Remember, the fraction one-third means that three equal parts make up one whole. How do you represent fractions on a number line? In third grade, your child will begin by placing fractions between zero and one.

Robert H. Lieberman's Comedy 'Green Lights' is Screened at Cinemapolis

Cinemapolis is offering a screening of Robert H. Lieberman's 2002 comedy 'Green Lights' on Saturday, March 25. Filmed in Ithaca, the cast is a mix of New York and Ithaca actors. In a classic 'fish out of water' plot, a film location scout is mistaken for a big-time producer, and starts to enjoy the perks that adulation provides.  Film maker Robert H. Lieberman talks about filming this love letter to Ithaca, and the many hats he wears. http://wskg.org/audio/greenlights.mp3

 

Photo credit: Robert H. Lieberman

Call the Midwife Returns With Season 6

It's now 1962 and times are changing, from the beacon of the contraceptive pill and the shadow of infamous gangsters the Krays, to the new welfare policies introduced by the government. Back in Poplar, when the rather austere Sister Ursula is appointed the new head of Nonnatus House, Sister Julienne finds herself demoted and working back alongside the midwives as an ordinary member of staff. And as they strive to help mothers and families cope with the demands of childbearing, disability, disease and social prejudice, our beloved medics must make choices - and fight battles - of their own. Season 6 premieres April 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm.  

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Neal Street Productions 2016

Harmony Bridge Brings Music to Seniors

Harmony Bridge is a new program that takes music to seniors who are unable to attend concerts.  We hear from Michael Levine who came up with the program and Yvonne Allen from the Horseheads schools music department, where the program is turning into a huge success. Senior facilities interested in presenting music to their clients can email yallen@horseheadsdistrict.com. http://wskg.org/audio/harmonybridge.mp3

 

Photo credit: Horseheads School District

Two Weeks Left for Students to Enter Radio Drama Contest

Wikipedia reminds us that radio drama first appeared in the 1920s and quickly rose in popularity. In the 1940s, it was a leading form of popular entertainment for children and adults; and one they often enjoyed together. The invention of the television stunted this popularity, but radio dramas have continued to be produced over the past 90 years. What will happen if we combine the creative writing of students and teachers with the audio technology of 2017? (Something awesome, we think!)
Teachers and students: Create a script for a 15-minute radio drama that will air on WSKG Radio!

Independent Lens | The Bad Kids

Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is a last-chance alternative for students who've fallen so far behind in credits that they have no hope of earning a diploma at a traditional school. Extraordinary educators believe empathy and life skills, more than academics, give these underserved students command of their own futures. This coming-of-age story watches education combat the crippling effects of poverty in the lives of so-called "bad kids." Premiering Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10:00pm on WSKG TV. https://youtu.be/0RukXyvLxm8

 

Swing Into Spring with Curious George

You know it must be springtime if a curious monkey named George is dancing on the balcony at sunrise! The Man with the Yellow Hat is sure that George has spring fever, and he takes George to the park to experience all the wonders of spring. George is so excited about spring that he wants Hundley to have spring fever, too, but Hundley and the Doorman are busy trying to win the Mayor’s spring cleaning prize. When a broken water pipe floods the building, Hundley has to stay with George in the country, and George tries to make sure Hundley enjoys spring, too. Even blooming flowers, baby animals and a canoe ride can’t make Hundley love spring. What’s worse – Hundley gets lost in the country!

The Binghamton Philharmonic Performs 'Unlimited Wonders'

The Binghamton Philharmonic, led by Maestro Daniel Hege, presents 'Unlimited Wonders' on Saturday, March 18 in the Forum in downtown Binghamton. The concert begins with a premiere by local composer Santino DeAngelo, 'Into the Twilight Zone.' Also on the program, the Chamber Symphony for Strings by Dmitri Shostakovich, Franz Schubert's Mass in G featuring the Madrigal Choir of Binghamton led by Bruce Borton, and Franz Joseph Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante featuring soloists from the orchestra, Uli Speth, violin; Hakan Tayga Hromek, cello; John Lathwell, oboe; Lynn Hileman bassoon. Maestro Hege and Santino DeAngelo join us to talk about the concert and presenting a new music work. http://wskg.org/audio/wonders.mp3

 

Photo credit: Binghamton Philharmonic

The Homecoming Players Present 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"

The Homecoming Players present Christopher Durang's brilliant take-off on Anton Chekov, 'Vany and Sonia and Masha and Spike' on two successive Monday evenings in the Kitchen Theatre.  Rachel Hockett and Arthur Bicknell join us to talk about this romp through Russian drama, moved to rural Pennsylvania. http://wskg.org/audio/Vanya.mp3

 

Photo credit: Homecoming Players