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KSAT Kids: From start to finish, virus made the fall semester unlike any other

This week’s employee spotlight highlights bus driver who did a good thing

San Antonio Sports partners with area schools to make sure students get physical education
San Antonio Sports partners with area schools to make sure students get physical education

Hello parents, teachers and students! What a first semester it has been. We’ve all seen and experienced so much this year so the holiday break will be a time for us all to recharge.

Two area high schools, La Vernia and Seguin, recently had to go to all-virtual learning again due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. The North East Independent School District also canceled basketball games and practices with the hope that athletes can return in early January. The vaccine is coming, but continue to stay safe and wash your hands, everybody!

Earlier this morning, KSAT Kids released its 7 best San Antonio-area kid-related stories of 2020. It has some of the most uplifting and heartfelt stories of the past year. It covers everything from a fourth grader who has sewn more than 1,000 masks during the pandemic to a fifth-grade musician with prosthetic who is honoring his late father by playing the violin. It’s really worth the read, if I do say so myself.

In this week’s KSAT Kids’ employee spotlight, we highlight a NEISD bus driver who has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Morris Lim continually does more for his students than just drive his route, and that included attending a T-ball game of a student with Down syndrome.

Parents, are you still looking for a fun, educational activity for the kids? KSAT 12 meteorologist Kaiti Blake did a cool science demonstration that shows what happens when you stick a pencil through a bag of water, in case you missed it.

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.

Have a happy holiday everyone!

-Ben Spicer

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Here’s what can be found on KSAT Kids for Thursday, December 17:

Employee Spotlight

NEISD bus driver praised on social media after showing up to T-ball game of student with Down syndrome

In a world of pandemic and uncertainty there sometimes shines a bright light in the form of a good deed, good person or just a good story. This is all three.

Morris Lim, also known as Mr. Morris, and George - a student at Bulverde Creek Elementary School.
Morris Lim, also known as Mr. Morris, and George - a student at Bulverde Creek Elementary School. (KSAT)

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: What happens when you stick a pencil through a bag of water?

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

KSAT Kids Home Science: What happens when you stick a pencil through a bag of water?
KSAT Kids Home Science: What happens when you stick a pencil through a bag of water?

Kids, teens can receive free snacks at 6 San Antonio libraries during the winter break

The San Antonio Public Library and San Antonio Public Library Foundation will introduce the Snack Pak 4 Kids program this winter break to help children and teenagers stay fed while they’re out of school.

San Antonio librarians still working to help others
San Antonio librarians still working to help others (KSAT 2020)

It will ‘snow’ in downtown San Antonio this Saturday at drive-thru holiday event

Bet you didn’t think you’d get a chance to drive through the snow this holiday season in San Antonio, did you?

Reindeer
Reindeer (Hemisfair)

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