What a way for City Academy students to start a school year! On Monday, Aug. 21, at approximately 11:30 a.m., City Academy staff and students, along with neighbors and others, gathered outside the school to experience the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental U.S. in 38 years.
Everyone at City Academy was given a pair of special solar eclipse glasses to watch the event. In addition, TVs throughout campus were tuned into NASA streaming live for another perspective. Refreshments for the day included MoonPies, Sunny Delight and Moon Cheese Pizza.
City Academy executive director, Dr. Sonia Woodbury, said, “Some of the best learning happens during real-world events like the eclipse. The timing could not have been better. I’m so happy that many of the people who work and live around City Academy joined us for this incredible natural event. It was remarkable how quiet our school was during the eclipse.”
Here are some graphics and examples of writing City Academy used to inspire students to express themselves after the eclipse:
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