Our entire school system received eclipse viewing glasses, so August 21st it was game on! We only saw a 90% eclipse, but it was still exciting. Students in grades 2-5 went outside, while K-gr.1 stayed inside watching live feeds and eating Moon Pies and drinking Capri Suns! I really enjoyed seeing the students’ amazement and surprise as they watched the progression of the eclipse. I had practiced with nearly all of the classes in the 2 weeks leading up to the eclipse. They used glasses and pin hole cameras made of cereal boxes. We also practiced directing the sun through binoculars onto paper for a different view. They used all of these methods on the day.
It was very hot and humid so standing around in black t-shirts was a questionable decision, but hey, it’s only a once in a life time event for many.
We will be gathering students and staff reaction to the solar eclipse experience using Flipgrid and will share the link as more responses are ready.