Hello parents, teachers and students!
San Antonio area school districts received some positive news this week when the Metropolitan Health District lowered its school safety indicator to green -- meaning the city’s positivity rate has now dipped below 5%.
Area districts can now have more students in the classroom, as long as the schools adhere to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC says students and adults still must maintain physical distancing, practice handwashing and use face coverings.
In this week’s KSAT Kids' spotlight -- since Saturday, Oct. 10 is the first-ever World Pickleball Day -- we highlight 15-year-old Wyatt Stone from New Braunfels, who was introduced to pickleball just over two years ago and has since amassed an amazing 32 medals. He is also one of the youngest certified pickleball teaching professionals in the country.
Are you looking for a fun, educational activity for the kids? Check out Meteorologist Kaiti Blake’s latest home science lab -- alien monster eggs. It’s a great way to make a Halloween demonstration that teaches chemical reactions.
In the mood for something funny? Well, check out the hilarious finalists for the 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, as some lucky photographers took pictures and even caught animals acting funny on video. They’re sure to make you chuckle.
And for those students still seeking 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!
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Here’s what can be found on KSAT Kids for Thursday, October 8:
Pickleball is the nation’s fastest-growing sport and a New Braunfels' 15-year-old, Wyatt Stone, is determined to be at the forefront of increasing its popularity among youth players.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you looking for something fun to do at home that has a little bit of science behind it? Well, check out how to make “alien monster eggs”, a great Halloween demonstration courtesy of The Kitchen Pantry Scientist.
How can you celebrate Halloween safely in the San Antonio area? Here are a few events and ideas we’ve come up with to help you plan a socially-distant holiday:
Teachers in San Antonio and the surrounding areas can now register their classes as part of this year’s Spurs What’cha Reading program, which will take place starting Oct. 19.
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