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KSAT Kids: Science lessons from our meteorologists; plus good news about schools, teachers, students

Teacher spotlight is on a local principal who delivered some good news in person

Sarah's Science Classroom: Seasons!
Sarah's Science Classroom: Seasons!

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.

And don’t forget, on our website we have a map where you can find free school meals during the closures. We also have the latest on potential graduation ceremony cancellations.

Stay safe and wash your hands, everybody!

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Here’s what can be found on KSAT Kids for Thursday, April 16:

Teacher Spotlight

Watch: Somerset ISD principal delivers good news to top 10 students from Class of 2020

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.

Principal Justin Saunders personally tells students they've made top 10 of their senior class.
Principal Justin Saunders personally tells students they've made top 10 of their senior class. (Somerset ISD)

Do you know a classroom or school that is doing amazing work and deserves to be featured in KSAT Kids? Nominate a student, teacher or school by emailing ksatkids@ksat.com.

Stay at home activities

Sarah’s Science Classroom: Seasons!

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.

Sarah's Science Classroom: Seasons!
Sarah's Science Classroom: Seasons!

LIVESTREAM: Bird Nest Egg Watch

A KSAT 12 photojournalist has set up a livestream of a bird nest that he found in his own backyard.

KSAT 12 photographer Bill Caldera set up a livestream of a bird nest he found in the backyard.
KSAT 12 photographer Bill Caldera set up a livestream of a bird nest he found in the backyard. (KSAT)

Magik Theatre offering virtual activities, yoga, classes for kids while they’re away from school

The Magik Theatre is offering virtual activities and educational programming as kids across the city practice distant learning.

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