Monday, August 21, 2017 will be a day to remember. Learning about the solar eclipse, anticipating the event, and actually being able to witness the phenomenon was a very special learning experience for our students and one I will forever treasure.
To lead up to the event, we learned as much as we could about the eclipse and created lapbooks to demonstrate our learning.
As a school, RCSAI planned an Eclipse Blackout Party where students were allowed to dress down in all black, received NASA glasses, and were invited to view the eclipse together. After viewing the eclipse, we held a class party with “space” snacks, such as Milky Way and Caprisuns, and completed a quick craft.
Despite the clouds, we were able to get a glimpse of an orange crescent through our glasses around 2:40 p.m. Though it took a while for many students, it was such an exciting feeling that moment they saw it and instantly screamed, “I can see it!”
Jade: “In the glasses, the sun was orange.”
Demarieon: “When it went away, it was getting smaller each minute.”
Lucas: “It was cool!”
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