Hello parents, teachers and students!
Good news continues to come from our local school districts despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The Southside Independent School District has announced that it will begin distributing Wifi hotspots for online learning in addition to providing meals and Chromebooks for students. That’s great! Our reporters are working on stories about other school districts rolling out similar initiatives.
This week, KSAT Kids it’s all about science. KSAT12 meteorologist Sarah Spivey has created another amazing lesson, this time on the changing of the seasons. It’s a must-see for both parents and students.
A KSAT 12 photographer recently set up a livestream of a bird’s nest that he found in his backyard. The birds have since laid five eggs.
And in our teacher spotlight, we caught up with Somerset High School principal Justin Saunders, who made it his mission to deliver some good news in person to 10 of his students. Click on the link or scroll below to learn more.
Parents, we still want photos of your kid’s “classroom” at home and we are looking for junior meteorologists. So, if the kids are bored, we’d love to see video of them giving the day’s weather forecast.
Stay safe and wash your hands, everybody!
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Here’s what can be found on KSAT Kids for Thursday, April 16:
Somerset High School principal Justin Saunders wanted to make sure the top 10 of this year’s senior class were told some good news -- in person.
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Stay at home activities
KSAT Meteorologist Sarah Spivey takes you into her “classroom” to learn all about the tilt of the Earth’s axis and why we have the seasons.
A KSAT 12 photojournalist has set up a livestream of a bird nest that he found in his own backyard.
The Magik Theatre is offering virtual activities and educational programming as kids across the city practice distant learning.
- Community gallery: Thank you, teachers
- 5 ways your kids can help seniors in need
- This website rounded up all the places where you can ‘virtually’ travel, explore
- Disney releases grilled three-cheese sandwich recipe from Woody’s Lunch Box
- 11 places to get out of the house, go on a hike in San Antonio area
- NASA is showing you the picture the Hubble Space Telescope took on your birthday