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KSAT Kids: Teachers welcome students back to class with return of in-person learning

This week’s Student Spotlight highlights a 7-year-old who is teaching other children math

File---File picture taken Aug.5, 2020 shows pupils wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID19 walking to class to begin their school day in Godley, Texas.
File---File picture taken Aug.5, 2020 shows pupils wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID19 walking to class to begin their school day in Godley, Texas. (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Hello parents, teachers and students!

Many San Antonio students and teachers are back in the classroom this week, as several area school districts have again started in-person learning. The school districts say they intend to phase more students in as the weeks go along.

In this week’s KSAT Kids' student spotlight, we highlight Josiah Ackah, a 7-year-old who has spent his time in quarantine helping other children learn math by way of a YouTube channel. Very impressive Josiah!

KSAT Kids has recently teamed up with the San Antonio International Airport in the creation of a coloring book campaign and we want your pictures. If you send one in, we’ll try and show it in the GMSA@9 newscast.

Are you looking for a fun educational activity for your kids? Check out Meteorologist Kaiti Blake’s latest home science lab, one that creates something resembling a smooshed tube of elephant-sized toothpaste. The demonstration is a common one that is sure to get a reaction.

For those students needing additional schooling help the San Antonio Public Library is offering back-to-school resources to help with their lessons. We also have a list of places offering free Wi-Fi for students and their families during the pandemic.

Stay safe and wash your hands, everybody!

-Ben Spicer

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Here’s what can be found on KSAT Kids for Thursday, September 10:

Student Spotlight

What’s Up South Texas!: San Antonio 7-year-old educates elementary kids in math during pandemic

Josiah Ackah’s goal is to have educational videos in four different languages including Japanese.

What’s Up South Texas!: San Antonio 7-year-old helping other children learn math during pandemic
What’s Up South Texas!: San Antonio 7-year-old helping other children learn math during pandemic

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.

Student activities

KSAT Kids Home Science: Kid-friendly elephant toothpaste

Are you looking for something fun to do at home that has a little bit of science behind it? Well, check out this awesome at-home experiment from Thoughtco.com that creates a reaction resembling a smooshed tube of elephant-sized toothpaste.

KSAT Kids Home Science: Kid-friendly elephant toothpaste
KSAT Kids Home Science: Kid-friendly elephant toothpaste

KSAT Kids Art Project: Send us your colored pictures of the San Antonio International Airport!

Does your child like to color? Kids can color one of the two San Antonio pictures and submit it in our gallery. KSAT12 will show off some of the submissions during the GMSA@9 newscast.

KSAT Kids Art Project: Send us your colored pictures of the San Antonio International Airport!
KSAT Kids Art Project: Send us your colored pictures of the San Antonio International Airport!

WATCH: Explore coral reef 100 miles off Texas coast with surprising video

The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary is the only sanctuary site located in the Gulf of Mexico and is home to a myriad of sea life including 20 species of hard corals.

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

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