KSAT Kids: As first semester comes to a close, San Antonio Metro Health advises against in-person instruction

This week’s kid spotlight highlights a young makeup artist giving back to her community

Many Texas students will return to classrooms Tuesday

Hello parents, teachers and students! Are you still staying safe and continuing to wear a mask? Christmas break is right around the corner.

San Antonio Metro Health took a big step on Tuesday and issued a directive advising against in-person instruction due to rising COVID-19 positivity rates in our area. Today, in a breaking news story, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff sent a letter to Texas Governor Greg Abbott requesting that teachers and faculty be included in the first two frontline tiers for the coronavirus vaccine. You can learn all about this on KSAT.com.

KSAT also recently reached out to the largest Bexar County school districts and who said at this time, they don’t plan to close their campuses.

On Dec. 3, anchor Myra Arthur hosted KSAT’s first “Parenting in a Pandemic” livestream special, one that dived into the challenges that moms, dads and guardians are currently dealing with raising their children. Here are four key takeaways from the livestream, and you can watch the video in its entirety by clicking here.

In this week’s KSAT Kids’ spotlight, we highlight 12-year-old Adrialynn Alvarado, who started doing live makeup tutorials as a joke, but then found out that she really loved educating people. She has since used her platform to donate some of her proceeds to the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.

Parents, are you still looking for a fun, educational activity for the kids? Check out Meteorologist Kaiti Blake’s last home science lab for the year. This time you can you make your own snow at home!

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, December 10:

Kid Spotlight

What’s Up South Texas!: Pre-teen makeup artist uses passion for makeup to give back to community

A 12-year-old makeup artist is using her passion for makeup to give back to the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.

What's Up South Texas?: Makeup artist lends helping hand to Children's Hospital of San Antonio

Do you know of 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: How you can make your own snow

Meteorologist Kaiti Blake shows you how you can make your own snow at home - no matter what the temperature is outside!

GF Default - Blake's Brainiacs- DIY Snow

Enjoy ‘Nutcracker: Under the Stars’ live performance from the comfort of your vehicle

For some, watching “The Nutcracker” is a holiday tradition. Thankfully, the San Antonio Ballet School took on that challenge and created the first and only drive-thru, virtual performance of “The Nutcracker: Under the Stars”.

Enjoy ‘Nutcracker: Under the Stars’ live performance from the comfort of your vehicle

Walk through Starry Safari at the annual San Antonio Zoo Lights

The San Antonio Zoo is bringing back the annual Zoo Lights holiday celebration and this year it also includes LEGO brick sculptures.

Walk through Starry Safari at the annual San Antonio Zoo Lights

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