KSAT Kids: Pregnancy in a pandemic town hall today; districts diverge on masks; teen beekeeper in Castroville

This week’s student spotlight is on Trent Anderson, the 16-year-old owner of BeeSpace

Hello parents, teachers and students!

Can you believe how quickly the school year is flying by? There are only two more months for many of you until summer break, but no one’s counting, right?

As we finish out a school year unlike any other, many of us have also learned that having and raising a child during the COVID-19 pandemic is, simply put, hard. Parenting during a pandemic is as satisfying of a job as it is difficult — from first-time fathers not being able to attend sonograms to more experienced moms and dads attempting to work while simultaneously taking care of a sick child at home.

These new challenges are shared by many, but still understood by few. That’s why KSAT anchor and reporter Courtney Friedman will host a livestreamed town hall at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, to help provide answers to KSAT viewers’ questions about pregnancy and infertility in the age of the coronavirus. Courtney, who recently announced her own pregnancy, will speak with a panel of four experts about COVID-19 during pregnancy, the vaccine, delivery protocols, breastfeeding, infertility and mental health.

You can watch the live discussion at 2 p.m. here or find it on any of our digital platforms: the mobile KSAT newsreader app, KSAT.com/TV, our Facebook page or our free streaming app that works with Roku and other smart TV devices.

>>> To submit a question before it begins, click here <<<

Elsewhere, San Antonio-area school districts have made their choices regarding their mask mandates and their requirements for the rest of the school year. But a clear divide in one San Antonio suburb shows the difficulty in meeting the needs of all parents, teachers and students. The New Braunfels Independent School District and the Comal Independent School District, both landed on opposite sides of the face-covering debate after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement that the statewide mask mandate would end March 10.

In this week’s KSAT Kids’ spotlight, we highlight 16-year-old Trent Anderson, who is the owner of his own company called BeeSpace. Trent first started the business table-selling honey on the side of the road, but now, two years later, Trent has a pop-up tent space and says there are some days where he sells out of his local honey. Well done, Trent!

KSAT Meteorologist Kaiti Blake is also back this week with an Easter-themed science lab, “Peep Palooza”, a science lesson that will show how the Peeps marshmallow candy reacts to different liquids and a heat source. The lesson is both fun and yummy and will be up on the website later today.

And for those 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 great day everyone!

Ben Spicer

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Here’s what can be found on KSAT Kids for Wednesday, March 31:

Student Spotlight

Meet a Castroville teen beekeeper who is owner of his own business, BeeSpace

A Castroville teen has taken what originally started as an interest and turned it into a full-fledged and successful business operation.

Meet a Castroville teen beekeeper who is owner of his own business, BeeSpace

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.

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KSAT Town Hall: Your questions answered about pregnancy, infertility during the pandemic

KSAT is hosting a town hall at 2 p.m. on March 31 to help get some of your questions answered and provide support around an issue that is so important in our community.

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San Antonio-area mom group providing some fun Easter-themed activities for kids

A San Antonio-area mom group offered an Easter bunny drive-by on Saturday and still has more Easter-themed activities to come.

San Antonio area mom group providing some fun Easter-themed activities for kids

Hello Kitty Cafe truck coming to San Antonio’s Shops at La Cantera this Easter weekend

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will once again roll into San Antonio. Since 2014, the truck has toured different U.S. cities to give fans a chance to buy exclusive Hello Kitty-themed treats and merchandise.

Here are some of the sweets and treats available at the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck which will be parked at the Florida Mall on Dec. 12. (Hello Kitty Cafe Truck)

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About the Author:

Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.