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Experiencing the Eclipse
Experiencing the Eclipse
Sabrina Kapp
Thursday, August 24, 2017

The weather and eclipse path may not have combined for a perfect solar eclipse experience in Plainfield this week, but the lessons learned are likely to remain with students, especially since we only have to wait seven years for the next eclipse!

PCMS students react to seeing the eclipse through their special glasses.

PCMS students spent some time on the football field, with plenty of supervision and the appropriate and approved protective glasses. Thanks to the PTO, students even were provided a snack and water for their outdoor learning time.

The PCMS football field was the perfect spot for students and staff to view the eclipse.

PCMS staff, including the cafeteria team, got in on the fun with t-shirts created (or purchased) specifically for the occasion!

PCMS teachers strike a pose in the eclipse shirts they designed.

PCMS cafeteria staff ordered special eclipse shirts to honor the historic day!

Elementary students spent much of their day engaged in regular learning activities that incorporated the eclipse theme. And thanks to NASA and many other networks covering the event, students were able to watch the eclipse as it moved across the United States. 

Central 1st graders made special headbands to mark the eclipse.

At Clarks Creek, students in Mrs. Passariello's Kindergarten class made headbands out of stars and the sun and moon, to wear during the Eclipse.

Mrs. Zeronik's 1st graders worked on several projects geared to help them better understand the eclipse.

Mrs. Mennonno's 2nd grade students were using chalk to create their own replica of the solar eclipse.
Mrs. McGary brought treats to replicate the solar eclipse, while students completed projects to help them understand the movement of the sun and moon.

Working in small groups on writing prompts, Ms. Miller's 4th grade students kept a close eye on the NASA site as the eclipse drew near to Plainfield.