CDC revises desk guidelines; ‘Parenting in a Pandemic’ recap; how to make cascarónes at home | #parenting


Hello parents, teachers and students! Did you enjoy time off for spring break? I know I did. The fun, however, always does seem to end way too quickly. And now, with the break in our rear-view mirror, there are some big changes underway to the layout of our school’s classrooms.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said it is officially relaxing its COVID-19 guidelines, saying students can now safely sit just 3 feet apart in the classroom as long as they wear masks. The CDC said they should still be kept the usual 6 feet away from one another at sporting events, assemblies and lunch, but that the change will now give districts more flexibility to accommodate more students after having difficulty enforcing the distance.

In this week’s KSAT Kids’ spotlight, we highlight 11-year-old Addison Shafer, who is one of dozens of dyslexic students in the San Antonio area who got to submit artwork for the DoSeum’s traveling dyslexia exhibit that is currently on display. Addison was diagnosed in the third grade and it has affected her in the classroom ever since. “It doesn’t really mean you see letters backwards,” Addison said. “It just means you need more help in school.”

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On Tuesday, March 16, anchor Myra Arthur hosted KSAT’s second “Parenting in a Pandemic” livestream special and was joined by a panel of professionals who discussed important issues like anxiety, mental health, addiction to technology and vaccines and children. The special had tons of good information so if you happened to miss it, you can click on the video link below.

In place of Kaiti’s Science Lab this week we have a cute video segment from Ana Foster, daughter of KSAT executive producer Jason Foster, who shows us exactly how to make cascarónes at home. Now it won’t matter if we get Fiesta this year, you can still party at home!

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The first Southside Book Fair is coming up on May 16 and it will bring together local and other Texas authors who will be autographing and selling their books. There will also be a kid’s writing contest to encourage kids to write and share their stories. The top three winners will be awarded prizes and featured in Live From the Southside Magazine. The event is free to attend!

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.

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Have a great day everyone!

-Ben Spicer

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Local girl featured in DoSeum exhibit that celebrates creative advantage of Dyslexia

Addison Shafer, 11, is one of dozens of dyslexic students in the San Antonio area that also got to submit artwork for the DoSeum’s traveling dyslexia exhibit.

Local girl featured in DoSeum exhibit that celebrates creative advantage of Dyslexia

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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Watch Ana Foster, daughter of KSAT executive producer Jason Foster, explain how to make cascarónes

Cascarónes are one of the biggest traditions in San Antonio, but in fact you don’t have to buy them. They are actually something that can be made right at home.

Watch Ana Foster, daughter of KSAT executive producer Jason Foster, explain how to make cascarones

Parenting in a Pandemic: Experts tackle topics from anxiety, depression in kids to self-care for parents

During the ‘Parenting in a Pandemic’ livestream Myra Arthur talked with professionals and parents about how all of these changes might affect children and teens in the long haul.

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Video: ‘Parenting in a Pandemic’ livestream special – VOD – clipped version

First Southside Book Fair coming May 2021 and its free!

The first Southside Book Fair will be held on May 16, 2021 at Brooster’s Backyard Ice House from noon to 4 p.m.

Children reading a book. (Wikimedia Commons)

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