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At-Home Learning Presents: Classroom Connection

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!

Literacy Lessons

Lessons are aligned with NC standards for the grades indicated, and are appropriate for learners of all ages.

PreK-K Literacy Lessons

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.

Grades 1-2 Literacy Lessons

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.

Vowel Digraphs
Understand that when two vowels are together the first one makes the sound. 

Grade 3 Literacy Lessons

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.

Grades 4-5 Literacy Lessons

Math Lessons

Lessons are aligned with NC standards for the grades indicated, and are appropriate for learners of all ages.

PreK-K Math Lessons

Count it Up! Part 1
Learn how to count to 100. 

Keep on Counting
Recognize patterns in the counting sequence.

Count it Up! Part 2
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities.

Grades 1-2 Math Lessons

Bubble Gum Splatters: Conceptual Subitizing
Recognize and combine groups of numbers.

Look Quick!
Understand the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Quick Dots! Part 1
Recognize and combine groups of numbers.

Quick Dots! Part 2
Recognize and combine groups of numbers. 

Grade 3 Math Lessons

Things That Come in Groups
Make sense of multiplication, with counting and repeated addition strategies. 

Counting Cars
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.

Meet the Teachers

Classroom Connection's math and literacy lessons are developed by and featuring North Carolina teachers. Meet the teachers of Classroom Connection!

Our Partners

Classroom Connection is made possible by the generous support of our partners:

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
Blackspace
Kevin "Rowdy" Rowsey, Pierce Freelon, Mariah Monsanto, rem, Kristin Hopkins, Jeghetto, Moose, Jamm, .zone
Sylvan Heights Bird Park
Lalo's Lunchbox
123 Andrés

More Learning Resources

Grades Six Through Twelve

At-Home Learning

Each weekday, curated educational programing blocks on the North Carolina Channel will serve students in grades six through twelve.