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KSAT Kids: TEA offers free tool to parents to test students’ learning; view a teacher appreciation parade through eyes of a student

This week’s student spotlight showcases Madison High School’s agriscience students

KSAT kids teacher appreciation image
KSAT kids teacher appreciation image (KSAT)

Hello parents, teachers and students!

Did you feel patriotic yesterday? I bet you did, if you saw the Air Force Thunderbirds flyover in San Antonio yesterday afternoon. Did you miss it? Well, don’t worry, KSAT.com has you covered with tons of videos and content from the flight.

Here at KSAT Kids we try to stay on top of news regarding the area school districts. A new report from the Texas Education Agency was recently released, providing guidance on what parents and students may expect for the 2020-2021 school year. To read more, click here.

Parents, are you worried that you child might not be learning enough through distance learning? Well, the TEA is now offering a free tool to help you find out how much students have learned in the past year. You can have your child take the test and it will show any gaps that may have emerged during this atypical school year.

Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week and many students celebrated their teachers with fun car parades. The daughter of KSAT12 reporter Stephanie Serna was at one such parade, and she shared her experience in a KSAT Kids exclusive.

In this week’s student spotlight, we highlight some agriscience students from Madison High School who continue to prepare for what is hoped to be next year’s round of livestock shows and rodeos. They’re all working through the restrictions put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

KSAT12 meteorologist Kaiti Blake has a new at home science experiment, one that kids can do by mixing soda and milk. In the lesson they’ll learn the properties of different liquids.

And lastly, new to KSAT Kids, we are now producing a KSAT Kids news brief where you can find all the latest information. To view the next edition, click the link!

Don’t forget, right now on our website we have a map where you can find free school meals during the closures. We also have a list of places offering free Wi-Fi for students and their families during the pandemic.

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, May 14:

Student Spotlight

San Antonio agriscience students await return of livestock shows, rodeos

No classes at Madison High School doesn’t mean there aren’t students in its agriscience program working in the massive barn on campus.

San Antonio agriscience students await return of livestock shows, rodeos
San Antonio agriscience students await return of livestock shows, rodeos

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 with Kaiti Blake: Milk & Soda Reaction

Meteorologist Kaiti Blake does a fun science experiment that you can try at home. In today’s experiment, Kaiti does a test to see what happens when you combine milk and soda.

At home science with Kaiti Blake: Milk & Soda Reaction
At home science with Kaiti Blake: Milk & Soda Reaction

Kid recipe: Mini peach + blackberry pies

It’s the beginning of peach season in Texas, so whip out those rolling pins because it’s time to bake some pie!

'Tis the season for peach pie! Try this small-scale recipe with a summer twist by kid chef Molly O'Connell.
'Tis the season for peach pie! Try this small-scale recipe with a summer twist by kid chef Molly O'Connell. (KSAT 2020)

Watch the final report: Baby birds leave the nest!

Back in April, KSAT 12 photojournalist Bill Caldera and his son, William, found a bird’s nest with five eggs in their backyard. They set up a livestream, which has been on KSAT.com, and now the little birds have left the nest. That’s just two weeks after hatching!

KSAT Kids: baby birds leave the nest
KSAT Kids: baby birds leave the nest

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