Engage students with GPB resources            FEBRUARY 2018

It's time to sharpen those pencils! GPB invites Georgia students in kindergarten through third grade to create a great story, illustrate it, and enter it in our PBS KIDS Writers Contest

Stories can be fact or fiction, poetry or prose, and will be judged on originality, creative expression, storytelling, and integration of illustrations. A first, second, and third place will be chosen from each grade level. Additionally, three stories will be selected for the STEAM Award if their story effectively incorporates science, technology, engineering, arts, and/or mathematics. 

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2018.

The contest is supported by a robust set of resources for children, families, and teachers, including activity sheets and checklists to inspire children during the brainstorming process. For more information, go to gpb.org/writers-contest.

GPB recently launched a new math game GASHA GO! for kids in kindergarten through third grade. The game leverages engaging characters and fun math challenges to build kids' number sense - a sense of what numbers mean and their relationship to one another.
The game is aligned to Georgia's latest math standards and Georgia elementary math teachers were included in the development process. GASHA GO! is designed to work across web and mobile platforms and is available online and via mobile devices at gpb.org/gashago.
Valentine's Day is more than a time to pass out candy and cards. It's a day that inspires engineering, a walk through ancient history, and mathematical techniques. 

Use the these resources to help your students fall in love with all things Valentine's Day! 

First established in 1926 by African-American historian Carter Woodson, Negro History Week sought to educate children in all schools about the accomplishments of African Americans. Negro History Week was celebrated the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of President Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and Frederick Douglass (February 14). This week eventually evolved into Black History Month in 1970 and has extended its celebration in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. 

And as the American landscape evolves, so do the contributions of the African-American community. With these digital resources, GPB and PBS highlight the past and present accomplishments of African Americans and extend this study to more than a month.
Questions or feedback? Email us at education@gpb.org