Eclipse Adds to Eventful First Week of School at Parkview Elementary
Welcome back to school from Parkview Elementary! We are so excited to be back at Parkview with our students to start off the 2017-18 school year. We’ve had an eventful first week of school, starting with the first day. As you know, there was a solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between Earth and the sun. The moon blocks the light of the sun and a shadow of the moon is cast on Earth’s surface. Because we are not in the path of totality, we were only able to see a partial eclipse.
Thanks to our science teacher, Ms. Gummow, every student had a pair of eclipse glasses, and we were able to watch the eclipse together. Many students were excited about what they saw. It got slightly darker outside, and a little bit colder as well. The sun looked as if the moon had taken a bite out of it. After the eclipse, teachers took time to debrief their students and talk about what they experienced. It was an unforgettable, once in a lifetime opportunity, and we’re so glad we got to share it with our students.
Author: Aly Miller, Parkview Elementary