Short-form STEM activities for early learners presented by North Carolina teachers.
Classroom Connection features PBS KIDS favorites alongside North Carolina educators. This short-form learning series delivers engaging math and literacy lessons developed by and featuring North Carolina teachers, aimed at Pre-K through third grade students to support their at-home learning.
Classroom Connection airs math lessons Mondays and Thursdays, 8-10 AM on PBS NC, and literacy lessons Tuesdays and Fridays, 8-10 AM on PBS NC. You can watch Classroom Connection and more programs on PBS NC channel, on our Watch Live TV page, and live and on-demand on the PBS Video app.
Continue exploring Classroom Connection content below for on-demand literacy and math lessons and extension materials on #GoOpenNC. Each lesson below will include full materials. Check back often as more lessons are added every week!
Puppy Paints Part 1
Understand concepts of print, recognize letter and sound of Pp.
Puppy Paints 2
Retell a simple story, recognize letter and sound of Gg .
Little Piglets Part 1
Understand concepts of print, recognize letter and sound of Ii.
Little Piglets Part 2
Recognize letters Pp, Ii, and Gg, and their sounds.
Letter Sounds Make Words
Understand that letters make sounds and those sounds work together to make words.
Words with Silent "e"
Distinguish the difference between a long vowel sound and a short vowel sound.
Two Vowels Go Walking
Understand what happens when two vowels are together.
Understand that when two vowels are together the first one makes the sound.
Sun! One in a Billion Part 1
Identify vocabulary in text to aid reading comprehension.
Sun! One in a Billion Part 2
Understand how to determine meanings of words in text.
Multiple Meaning Words & Phrases Part 1
Build vocabulary development and reading comprehension by exploring multiple-meaning words.
Multiple Meaning Words & Phrases Part 2
Explore multiple-meaning words in text.
Things That Come in Groups
Make sense of multiplication, with counting and repeated addition strategies.
Learn strategies for solving equal group problems.
How Many Elephants?
Develop conceptual understanding of division.
How Many Boxes?
Show how problems involving multiplication and division can be represented and solved with arrays.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Special thanks to Dr. Angie Mullennix
Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, NC State University
Special thanks to Hiller Spires, Ph.D., Marie Himes, Jessica Hunt
The UNC System Literary Fellows
North Carolina Department of Information Technology
Content providers include:
North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Shore Road Productions
Special thanks to Brad Turkel
Kevin "Rowdy" Rowsey, Pierce Freelon, Mariah Monsanto, rem, Kristin Hopkins, Jeghetto, Moose, Jamm, .zone
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