Eclipse Day

I don't talk much about where I work, but the Solar Eclipse encompassed our entire day on Monday.  Too much not to share!  I teach at a primary school and our school system had arranged for all students in the district to have eclipse viewing glasses.  The daily schedule was rearranged to allow students to have the afternoon free to rotate in and out of the building and view the eclipse safely.  

The teachers were given snacks to mark the occasion.  




Here is a coworker with the glasses arranged with a paper plate.  For our young students, this was the best way to go.  



Not to be outdone, I viewed the eclipse, in all of my teacher glory.  


We even had some fun with a slotted spoon.  The circles showed crescents during the eclipse.  




Though we were close to the area of totality, we were still left with about 2% sunlight.  Amazing how much light that is!  



Comments

  1. I "poo poohed" the eclipse mania until I witnessed it myself . . .
    OH MY . . .
    Stellar "teaching moment" for your kiddies and school!
    Memories in the making . . .

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  2. Hello, it must have been fun for the students and teachers. I like the spoon shadows and photos. It was cloudy here so we missed the eclipse viewing. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  3. So cool for your kidnicks. It is sure something they will always remember!

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  4. Sounds like it was as much an event as at my wife's school. She didn't get the good treats though. They had some clouds but got to see it while a few miles away it poured rain much of the time here. I remember an eclipse in 84 where it got about like after sunset and the birds flew to roost.

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  5. Nice to be part of,I had fun waiting for it . I love the spoon idea

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  6. It was nice to see how much everyone was enjoying the eclipse. I hope it encouraged a new generation to appreciate our little planet.

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  7. It was an awesome view and experience here at our house. I'm glad you were able to let the kids see it safely. Wouldn't have thought of the paper plates.

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  8. Cool shot with the slotted spoon.

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  9. That is neat how your school embraced the scientific learning of the eclipse! My son's Nabisco factory shut production down, had an eclipse watching party, with catered fried chicken and all decorated with inflated "aliens" hidden in the bushes and gave them all viewing glasses. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  10. How could you not be so excited by this awesome phenomenon!

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  11. We only got about 75% eclipsed here but it was still great to watch!

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  12. I got a chuckle from the names of the treats. Thank you.

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  13. So glad you got to enjoy it..I watched, too....it was the most awesome thing.
    We didn't have a total here in Texas but a grandson that lives in Oregon got the most wonderful video of the total eclipse and it was black as night.

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  14. Sounds like a fun day for the kiddos AND the teachers.

    We missed out on the eclipse completely. It thunderstormed all afternoon. :-(

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  15. Hello Michelle!:) What a fun experience for both children and teachers. The kids will remember seeing the day darkening in years to come. Nice sky related treats!:)

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  16. It was on our news on TV.... so we could all see Mr. and Mrs Trump watching.
    Your posting is more fun!

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  17. Glad you all had fun watching the eclipse. Unfortunately we just had clouds and rain. :(

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  18. Clever snacks! Our schools closed on Eclipse Day because of the liability involved in damaging childrens' eyes. Their "other option" was to black out every window in every school. I couldn't believe it.

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  19. It was a pretty spectacular event Michelle, we had a total eclipse here earlier in the year and it caused much excitement also ☺ What a wonderful experience yourself and fellow teachers created for your students ✨

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  20. How fun! It looks like you had a good mix of sun and clouds. Our skies were completely clear and we had 6% of sun shining. You are right, only that tiny sliver let out a lot of sunshine! My son in Nashville had 99.5% and he said the crickets started chirping :D

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  21. I was amazed how much light 2% of the sun was too. My daughter did the paper plate thing with her five year old. Apparently it worked well. xo Laura

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  22. Fantastic! And I must say ... love your hair color!

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  23. My boys had the best time watching it at school. They extended the school day a bit for it. We were close to 92%.

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  24. Sounds like the kids and teachers enjoyed that eclipse experience!

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  25. What a fun experience for the kids and teachers. Love that last photo.

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  26. That's pretty darn close to totality though. And what better way than to witness it than with kids. I didn't even think to look down although I believe I did so during some kind of eclipse in the early 90s whatever that was. I am very impressed with those snacks, two are real classics.

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