OH my goodness–today was a TOTALITY amazing day. hee hee Yes I know, it’s a bit much. But really, what a once-in-a-lifetime day to enjoy and experience with our Robinson community. I am sure many other KSD teachers and families have said it, but KUDOS to Joe Bartin for all of his hard work to get us ready for the big day. There were websites just for the day, y’all, that had videos and info galore! If you haven’t seen them, check this out:
We did some preteaching on eclipses so kiddos would know what was going on and what to expect, using videos and books. On Friday, we got together with Ms. Turken’s Rm. 112 friends to do some work. First we watched a BrainPop Jr video on eclipses and learned a little from Annie and Moby.
After the video, we read a book together called Eddie’s Eclipse. It was written by two St. Louis librarians just for this special day! We enjoyed it and listened for facts/details we had also heard in the video.
While Ms. Turken read and kiddos listened, I kept record of the important facts that students thought we should remember. We made a chart of what was essential:
Also on this day, we put the finishing touches on the glow-in-the-dark bracelets Ms. Maldonado helped us make for the big event,
and tried on the new eclipse glasses that were gifted to us by the Kirkwood School District Foundation:
Today, on the actual day of the eclipse, we did some more reading and shared another book, called Eclipse: Darkness in the Daytime together with our Rm. 112 friends again.
For the rest of our amazing day, we watched another video, practiced with our glasses, spent the TOTALITY of the eclipse outside with our amazing Robinson friends and family, and commemorated the day with some artwork and an eclipse snack (Capri SUN, SUN chips, STARbursts and MILKY WAYs). It was pretty intense and fabulous and I can’t really put it into words. So I’ll just use pictures. 🙂 Enjoy!
If you haven’t had a chance to check out Robinson’s Facebook page, be sure to see it–there are loads of other fun pics to see and even a LIVE video from when we were in TOTALITY. Cool, right?
Ok, one more thing…if you’re reading this and you were in the path of totality, please comment and let us know what you experienced today! We’d LOVE to hear from others about how they celebrated the day and what they thought of the experience. I know for me it’ll be something I will NEVER forget!