Eclipse Adds to Eventful First Week of School at Parkview Elementary

  • student viewing shadows caused by eclipse

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

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