Tuned In Journal
PASADENA, Cailf. -- Dalila Bela and Filip Geljo, the young actors who star as Agent Olive and Agent Otto on PBS's Fred Rogers Company-produced "Odd Squad" (7 a.m. weekdays, WQED-TV), have grown by leaps and bounds since they filmed the pilot episode in January 2014.
That's especially true for 12-year-old Geljo (above at right), who was 4'8" in January 2014 and grew to 5'3" in January 2015.
Producers have long noted that the show is named "Odd Squad" and not after the agents so future seasons might feature a new cast if these kids grow too tall for the set, which has low, designed-for-young-kids ceilings.
This week PBS serves up five new "Odd Squad" episodes.
Watch a trailer for new episodes and read episode descriptions after the jump. ...
Here's the trailer with new episode descriptions below:
New Episodes of ODD SQUAD Premiering (check local listings):
“Training Day” – premieres
In this half-hour episode, Olive reveals the story of what happened to her former partner. (Educational objectives: Algebraic thinking; deductive reasoning with number operations)
“Trading Places/Bad Lemonade” – premieres
A villain uses one of Oscar’s gadgets to cause destruction around town, eventually leading to Olive getting kicked off the squad. (Curriculum: Numbers and counting; understanding place value) / Olive and Otto are called in to help when Polly Graph mysteriously quits her lemonade stand. (Educational objectives: Data collection and analysis; creating and interpreting bar graphs and pictographs)
“Robert Plant/Game Time” – premieres
Olive and Otto must find a way to stop Obfusco’s plant from taking over headquarters. (Curriculum: Geometry and spatial sense; understanding that maps provide information about direction and distance) / When Otto is trapped inside a video game, it’s up to Olive to rescue him. (Educational objectives: Measurement; identifying value of coins and combinations to make a dollar)
“O Games” – premieres
In this half-hour episode, Odd Squad agents compete in Olympic-style games to determine who gets to be Ms. O for the day. (Educational objectives: Algebraic thinking; skip counting by 2s, 5s and 10s)
“Captain Fun/Switch Your Partner Round and Round” – premieres
In the middle of summer, Olive and Otto investigate why parts of town are turning snowy and cold. (Curriculum: Data collection and analysis; using tally marks to record data) / Olive and Otto discover what life would have been like if Ms. O had assigned them different partners. (Educational objectives: Measurement; using standard measurements to compare capacity)