This contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. It 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 national “Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest.” In 2014, the WSKG Youth Writers Contest launched in an effort to offer older students a unique writing opportunity, too! This local contest is open to students in grades 4, 5, and 6. PBS KIDS Writers Contest (K-3) Entry Form
PBS KIDS Writers Contest K-3 Rules
WSKG Youth Writers Contest Entry Form & Rules
Submissions must be postmarked by April 30, 2018 and mailed to:
PBS Kids Writers Contest
c/o WSKG Public Media
Attn: J. Stapleton-Durham
601 Gates Road
Vestal, New York 13850
This Halloween is sure to be the spookiest ever for Arthur and his friends. While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an elderly woman with a very mysterious past, while Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn's amazing haunted house (that's scarier than math class!). And as for Arthur, Buster, and Ladonna? Their tree house sleepover seems to be haunted... but by what?
Looking for a simple DIY for your family? Get in the spirit of Halloween AND science with this monster slime activity! https://youtu.be/OYuDNsbdiyQ
Learn how to make gooey monster slime TWO ways with this sensory craft. Don't worry - the slime washes off hands easily with soap and water! Details of the full craft experience can be found here and continue the creepy-crawly theme by making these monster cupcakes!
Kitchen Theatre welcomes Fitz&Startz Production for 'The Mystery of the Magic Flute', a re-imagining of Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' with music from other Mozart operas for a detective story for kids about a mysterious theatre. "Three American girls–Bettina age 15, Anna age 12, and Suz age 9–are off to Salzburg, Austria with their Uncle Wolfie to see the sights and experience going to the opera in Mozart’s home town. Uncle Wolfie has told his nieces about a mysterious opera house that is on a street with no name and is not on any map. Can they find it? When Uncle Wolfie turns a corner and disappears and a mysterious door appears, the girls decide to enter.
The Binghamton University Orchestra presents 'Dream Machine: Music of the Disney Studios.' Conductor Timothy Perry joins us to talk about the timeline of music associated with the Disney Studios, from 'Steamboat Willie' to 'Frozen.' http://wskg.org/audio/disney2017.mp3
Photo credit: Binghamton University Music Department
Are you a secret geology groupie? Do you have a rock collection on your window sill, in your garden or under your bed? We won't judge you, we have one too. We love rocks! WSKG has such an affinity for them, our Director of Science has a collection on her desk, in her house, and is known to ask her friends to add them to their suitcases when traveling due to her's being overweight and full of ......wait for it.... rocks.
WSKG is developing a music appreciation series geared toward youth. We are seeking feedback and input from you! Kids, parents, teachers... what do YOU want see covered in a music appreciation radio show/podcast? Please take a moment to take the survey below:
KIDS & PARENTS | take this survey: https://goo.gl/forms/5tss4DQksW4aQVId2
TEACHERS | take this survey: https://goo.gl/forms/knHI2seKAQ5aEAqL2
One in five American children has a hard time learning to read. Many of these kids have dyslexia. There are proven ways to help people with dyslexia learn, and a federal law that’s supposed to ensure that schools provide kids with help. But across the country, public schools are denying children proper treatment and often failing to identify them with dyslexia in the first place. This APM Reports documentary investigates why and explores how improving things for dyslexic kids could help all students learn to read better.
There may be nothing more important in the educational life of a child than having effective teachers, but U.S. schools are struggling to attract and keep them. The problem is most acute in rural areas, where kids may learn math from a social studies teacher. In urban schools, the teachers most likely to leave are black men, who make up just 2 percent of teachers. This APM Reports documentary tells two separate but connected stories about the teachers these schools desperately need, but can’t hold on to: black men and those willing to work in rural areas. There are surprising similarities in why schools struggle to attract and keep these teachers that are particularly relevant now, when the divides between urban and rural — and white and black — are getting so much attention.