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KSAT Kids: School campuses closed for remainder of year; help the earth by making your own compost!

This week’s student spotlight is on the Boerne Champion football team

At Home Science: Make your own compost
At Home Science: Make your own compost

Good morning parents, teachers and students!

Well, it’s official. School campuses have been ordered closed and it is only online classes for the remainder of the school year. So what’s next? KSAT reached out to the school districts to find out, and you can read more about it by clicking here.

In this week’s KSAT Kids student spotlight, we highlight the Boerne Champion football team, as they collected over 4,600 pounds of donated food items. Well done!

More good news: The Edgewood Independent School District has handed out more than 150,000 meals to students, helping a lot of families in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since Wednesday was Earth Day, KSAT12 meteorologist Kaiti Blake came up with her own science experiment that kids should try: Turning trash into soil for a garden! What a great and simple way to give back to Mother Earth.

Are you looking for something yummy to eat that your child can easily help with? Well, junior chef Molly O’Connell, daughter of SA Live producer Diana Winters, has another recipe. This time, Molly is offering a delicious dessert that isn’t hard to make. Scroll below to read more.

For those looking for a cool way to teach history, KSAT Kids met with a local company that has created a new app that takes users back to the Battle of Gettysburg. The app uses augmented reality and 360-degree views to place you in the middle of the battle. Kids can interact with an artifact scavenger hunt and earn virtual gold Civil War coins while achieving military rankings.

And don’t forget, right now on our website we have a map where you can find free school meals during the closures. Perhaps you would you like to celebrate a high school graduate? KSAT has photo galleries where graduates and their loved ones can upload their picture and give details you want to share.

Stay safe and wash your hands, everybody!

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Here’s what can be found on KSAT Kids for Thursday, April 23:

Student Spotlight

Boerne Champion football team collects over 4,600 pounds of donated food items for those in need

The Boerne Champion Chargers football team held a curbside food drive to help those in need as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Boerne-Champion football players participate in food drive for community members in need during pandemic.
Boerne-Champion football players participate in food drive for community members in need during pandemic. (Boerne-Champion High School)

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

At Home Science: Make your own compost

Compost gets a bad rap sometimes. It’s smelly and - let’s be honest - it’s made mostly of things we’d normally throw in the trash. However, making your own compost is an easy way help the earth.

At Home Science: Make your own compost
At Home Science: Make your own compost

Kid recipe: Chocolate crepes a la Molly

Fifth-grader Molly O’Connell whisks our taste buds to France with her recipe for chocolate crepes. They’re easy to make and don’t use a lot of ingredients.

Kid recipe: Chocolate crepes a la Molly l SA Live l KSAT 12
Kid recipe: Chocolate crepes a la Molly l SA Live l KSAT 12

Take a break from reality and travel back in time with a mixed-reality app

A San Antonio based company, QuantumEra, has launched a new app, Gettysburg: A Nation Divided, that takes users back to 1863 to the Battle of Gettysburg.

Take a break from reality and travel back in time with a mixed-reality app
Take a break from reality and travel back in time with a mixed-reality app

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