We have school the day of the eclipse. It isn’t that we’re the only ones in the area… there are a few St Louis schools dismissing… we’re pretty much all going. The problem is that when something HUGE is about to happen, everyone knows that kids can’t think about anything else. Blizzard coming??? All they can think about. Severe storms??? Taking bets on tornados. Spring Break starts tomorrow??? You get it… Their minds are elsewhere.
So I decided if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. If we’re going to be interrupted… Ok, it is going to go dark as night outside and the sun is going to disappear… we’re going to be interrupted… I want to do it while still getting some good language input! So I made a cultural corner reading on the solar eclipse 2017: Eclipse Solar Cultural Corner.
If you’re looking for something to share that is comprehensible and not cumbersome, maybe this will be the answer for your students too!