2017 Solar Eclipse
Will you be in school on August 21, 2017? If so, you may want to see if you will be able to see the 2017 Solar Eclipse that is taking place that day! My town is lucky enough to be in the path of totality and I am super excited about this!
So if you will be watching with young students, read on…..I’ve got some things you may want to consider. After all, kids will be kids!
Our younger students are just learning about the world around them. That includes things like the sun and the moon. So they might not have any idea what an eclipse is. Here’s a great Brainpop video that might be useful to show your students to help them understand what will happen
I’m excited and you might be excited. But our kiddos may not fully comprehend how rare this event is going to be. If they have to miss something “fun” like center time or recess in order to view the eclipse, I can see them being even less enthused about the whole thing. I have great plans to try and get them excited–just hoping my excitement wears off on them. HA!
So if you’re in the path of totality, you will experience a couple of minutes of total darkness. Day will literally become night. I will be in awe, but I am betting some of my little ones might not be so impressed. I am going to make sure my students are fully prepared for what will happen and I’m planning on doing some role playing too.