Explore the Great Outdoors with Frankie’s Camping Checklist

ChecklistFrankie has been giving us super valuable lessons in how to be expert explorers of the wilderness. For our very last day of Frankie’s Camping Adventure, he thought it might be helpful to make you a checklist with all of the helpful advice he gave you. Now you can help your parents prepare for your upcoming family vacation by making sure you have these helpful items! Ask a parent to help print out Frankie’s Checklist and start your family summer expeditions.

Hops and Frankie Face Off in Basketball

Now that the weather is clearing up, Hops and I thought it could be fun to spend a day at the JS Stadium. There is nothing quite like stepping away from the bustle of DownTown and getting in some healthy exercise and friendly competition. The JS Stadium is filled with different sporting events that you can compete in all while getting some extra practice on your geometry, arithmetic, and spelling.

While you can also play Volleyball and Football, Hops and I are going to stick with playing a heated 1-on-1 match on the Basketball Court. Hops might have the magic jumps to shoot some stellar three-pointers, but I am still confident I will school him today.
1Before we can start shooting hoops, we have to earn our basketballs with a bit of our math smarts. Hops and I agreed to focus on subtraction. What he does not know is that I am a supreme subtract-er! The more answers you can guess correctly, the more balls you will have to shoot!
Ha! I knew it! Well I have 7 more shots than Hops, which will help a LOT as we start shooting. However, it is best not to get too conceited. I need to stay focused on being the best athlete I can. Also make sure to do your stretches just like Hops!

When shooting make sure that you hit the space part to jump in the air, and then hit the space bar again to shoot the basketball. You want to time this correctly so that you will have an accurate shot and score as many hoops as you can. Also, the more shots you make in a row, the higher the value of each of your shots. So if you score 5 basketballs in a row, you will get five points for your next shot.
Well we are down to two more shots and it is neck and neck. Hops has 505 points and so do I… I am going to need some extra luck for this shot!

Oh no! I missed. Well, now I just need to make sure Hops does the same will he make his next two shots?
5He did. Well this is a shame, but here at the JumpStart Stadium Basketball is meant to be all in good fun. Let us all give Hops an extra congratulations on beating me on the court!

Day 1: Meet Frankie!

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Kicking off 10 DAYS IN FRANKIE’S WORKSHOP is none other than the top dog himself… Frankie! Here with a brand-new Holiday themed worksheet, Frankie is excited to spread some holiday cheer! Keep reading for a note from Frankie and to see what his pick was for Worksheet of the Week! Also, check the last line for a hint about which of Frankie’s Elves gets the spotlight tomorrow!

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Special Holiday Promo Coming Monday!

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Hey Jumpeez! Do you recognize any of the characters in this picture? If you can’t name them all, don’t worry. Starting Monday, we’re bringing you 10 Days in Frankie’s Workshop, an all-new holiday campaign where YOU get to meet the elves who’ve been hard at work getting JumpStart ready for the holidays!

Each day, there will be a post from one of the JumpStart characters who will share a fun craft to make with your family, a cool worksheet to help you learn or an awesome activity to do with friends!

Be sure to check the blog Monday for the first day in Frankie’s Workshop!

What are YOU Thankful For? Frankie Wants to Know!

frankie thanksgivingHey there Jumpeez! It’s Frankie! With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought it was a great time to reach out to all of our Jumpeez with an important question:

What are YOU Thankful For?

Think about all the things in your life that you are fortunate enough to have… your home, your family, your school, your friends. It’s incredible how many great things we all have in our lives that we might forget to say “Thank You” for. Jumpeez, this is your chance! Comment below and let me know what you’re thankful for. It can be something big, it can be something small, it can be a person or a thing, it can be your best friend or your teacher or your Mom or Dad– whatever and whoever YOU are thankful to have in your life!

One week from today, on Thanksgiving, I’ll have a special blog post where I post and respond to a few of my favorite responses.

I want to hear it all.. there is no wrong answer! Click the comment button and start giving thanks!

JumpStart Times: Jumpee Shoutouts

Hey Jumpeez! It’s Frankie! I’m back for another weekly edition of Jumpee Shoutouts from the JumpStart Times! I love reading through these and seeing all the awesome things that Jumpeez are saying to each other! Are you ready to see if you or any of your pals made this week’s fun fan feature, right here on the blog? While submissions are up for all to see in-game through J-Tube, only a few Jumpeez each week are able to get a response from me. Keep reading to see if you made this week’s edition!

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Meet the JS News Team!

Have you been following all the stories from the JumpStart Times each week? Then, you might be curious to meet the staff that’s been hard at work on each of the exciting stories that are reported each week! While most of you probably know who Frankie is, there are a few other hardworking pals on the team that should be credited for their outstanding efforts on each new issue!

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As editor, he decides on the theme for each issue. Frankie makes the final call on everything that is published in JumpStart Times and his major responsibility is to respond to our Jumpeez’s submissions and questions. Frankie is super friendly and easy to work with, and he is always open to any of the suggestions that players like you might have! Everyone on the team thinks he’s really great.

Pierre copyPierreFlashy Photographer

This beloved panda searches the high and low in JumpStart for the most exciting and thrilling locations for our Jumpeez to explore. The eye-popping latest features and Hot Spot of the week were all captured by Pierre’s very own camera. Also, he and Frankie work together to review our weekly PhotoBomb Submissions. He is truly an adventurous member of the team!

Kisha copyKishaCreative Correspondent

Do you like the fun graphics and amazing layouts you see on each issue of JumpStart Times? That is all Kisha’s doing! Creating beautiful designs and layouts are Kisha’s area of expertise. She is our go-to person for everything related to art and creativity. Nobody else have the creative eye that this fun and funky correspondent has!

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This jolly and intelligent pal captures all of the breaking news from JumpStart and publishes it exclusively for our Jumpeez. Remember the spoilers and latest updates you read about in JumpStart Times? Hops is the top investigative journalist behind it all. His natural instinct to research and learn is what makes him so good at investigating new stories!

Botley copyBotleyFun Fact Checker

Botley has a very important role on the team. His job is to make sure that all the exciting and fun facts we find and report are accurate. It may sound like a simple task but it actually requires a lot of concentration and patience. He is the ultimate gatekeeper for maintaining accuracy and reliability in each issue of JumpStart Times!