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Grade K-2
Arthur’s Park Game

Arthur’s Park Game

Practice taking action to improve your world by playing Arthur's Park, a digital game from the PBS KIDS series ARTHUR. In order to create a new park in an empty lot, Arthur has to make a speech to raise awareness, hold a bake sale to make money, and then equip the park. As children play each round, set in a board game format, they accumulate stars that they use to “buy” what they need for a new park. They also recognize the importance of making a plan to achieve one’s goals. Find out more about ARTHUR on the series website.

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Digital Skills

Equivalent Fractions (Grades 1-3)

Students will explore making equivalent fractions using on online interactive tool.

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Supporting Instructional Videos

Music Integration

Music Integration

In this episode of NJEA’s Classroom Close-up, Fort Lee’s School No. 1 is using music to extend concentration among general and special education students in kindergarten through second grade. In addition, working one-on-one using dials to analyze a student’s response to various genres of music, educators are studying the impact the music has on a student’s ability to focus, which will help to improve and enhance student learning.

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Pinkalicious & Peterrific

Art Adventure | PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™

When a rainstorm interrupts their backyard camp out, Pinkalicious and her brother, Peter, recreate the outdoors in their living room. They use their imaginations and, with their parents' help, combine drawing, painting, and found objects to make a new environment for a "camp-in."

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Pinkalicious & Peterrific

Cloud Art | PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC®

When Mom invents a machine that transforms drawings into clouds, they are all eager to try it out. Peter learns about shapes as he draws a flower out of circles and ovals. Pinkalicious decides to make her favorite animal, a unicorn.

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Pinkalicious & Peterrific

Art Adventure Lesson Plan | PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™

In this lesson plan, children use their imagination, creativity, and visual arts skills to create a new indoor environment. After watching a video excerpt from the PBS KIDS series PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC™, they explore different arts and crafts supplies, then work together to transform a classroom space into a whole new world.

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Peg + Cat

Rock Art - Peg + Cat | PBS KIDS Lab

Use this Peg + Cat game resource with children to count along as they pick up rocks and turn them into works of art. They can put the rocks they've won into a fabulous photo. Be creative, and have fun!

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Curious George

High Five - Curious George | PBS KIDS Lab

Use this game resource to help children make some great art with George. Monkey-hand painting: what better way to learn how to count by fives!

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Friction Racing

Friction Racing

Ruff Ruffman loves to explore the world through science and engineering. You and your child can explore the concept of friction by conducting an investigation using a toy car and ramp. See what you need to get racing!

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PBS Kids

Operation: Data Saves the Day

Data comes to the rescue! Children will collect, analyze, and represent data as they try to dodge a series of catastrophes faced by characters from their favorite PBS KIDS shows. First, they will save the citizens of Botopolis from a strange sleeping sickness by tallying up the ingredients for the antidote. Then, they will save Professor Fizzy’s melting lunch by sorting and organizing the food in his fridge and freezer. Next, they will use bar graphs and circle graphs to stop The Electric Company’s Francesca from scrambling all the words on Earth. Finally, children will try to help the Cybersquad win the big game against the evil Hacker by using data to predict where his batter will hit the ball.

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