KSAT Kids: Parents, students to get much needed break as Thanksgiving day approaches

This week’s spotlight highlights SAISD history teacher

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Hello parents, teachers and students!

Thanksgiving break is right around the corner and there’s just a little bit of class left before everyone takes off for the holidays. Are you ready for a home-cooked (or take out) meal?

As the year 2020 comes to a close, it has been a year like no other, one that brought a ton of changes to our home life. Whether it’s having to teach or learn from home or trying to stay healthy and active, it has been difficult to parent this year all while doing what we need to do.

To that end, KSAT 12 is hosting its first ‘Parenting in a Pandemic’ livestream special, one that will discuss all the challenges that have been dealt to moms, dads and guardians. So whether it’s school struggles, pandemic stress, health and safety concerns, managing screentime or simply battling boredom, our panel of experts has you covered.

You can watch the parenting livestream at 2 p.m. on December 3 on KSAT.com, our newsreader app or our free streaming app that can be found on Roku and other smart TV devices. Be sure to click below and leave a question for our experts or share something the pandemic has taught you about parenting.

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In this week’s KSAT Kids’ teacher spotlight, we highlight Adrian Reyna, a teacher of nine years at Longfellow Middle School, who was recognized recently for his exceptional leadership in the educational field. Well done, Mr. Reyna!

So parents, are you still looking for fun, educational activities for the kids? Check out Meteorologist Kaiti Blake’s latest home science lab -- this time a demonstration that helps learn about solubility while also making a fun Thanksgiving craft!

And for students still seeking additional schooling help, the San Antonio Public Library continues to offer resources to help with their lessons. We also have a list of places offering free Wi-Fi for students and their families.

Stay safe and wash your hands, everybody!

-Ben Spicer

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Here’s what can be found on KSAT Kids for Thursday, November 19:

Teacher Spotlight

SAISD teacher recognized for ‘inspiring, motiving students to succeed in classroom and beyond’

A middle school history teacher in the San Antonio Independent School District has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 Humanities Texas Outstanding Teaching Award, a press release said.

Adrian Reyna, Longfellow Middle School History teacher with SAISD. (KSAT)

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: Coffee Filter Turkeys

Are you looking for something fun to do at home that has a little bit of science behind it?

KSAT Kids Home Science: Coffee Filter Turkeys

Disney on Ice is coming to the Alamodome today

Watch Moana and the whole Disney crew ice skate to your favorite Disney songs at the Alamodome Thursday through Sunday.

Disney on Ice image. (KSAT)

Socially distanced live Christmas show coming to Freeman Coliseum in December

“A Very Electric Christmas” is bringing two live performances to the Freeman Coliseum on Dec. 20. According to a press release, the show combines puppetry, theater, dance and technology with holiday favorites.

"A Very Electric Christmas" coming to San Antonio in Dec. (KSAT)

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