You will find exciting activities, writing prompts, adorable crafts, viewer instructions, party ideas, and so much more in this resource to celebrate the 2017 Solar Eclipse. This eclipse will be a once in a lifetime event for many Americans and this is the perfect resource for a variety of grade levels! I am so excited to experience this amazing event with my students and spent months making sure I included everything you could possibly need to celebrate this event in style. :)
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Solar Eclipse Resource by Pencils to Pigtails - Upper Grades (3-6)
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Solar Eclipse Product Explanation & Ideas
I designed this resource with Preschool through 2nd grade in mind, although many of the activities and assignments would also work for older students. I've included a variety of differentiated activities, including some simple "tracing & coloring" sheets for those students just starting preschool and kindergarten.
In this resource you will find the following:
*Word Wall Cards to guide discussion
*Differentiated color versions of class books for older and younger students
*Starter prompts for "Create Your Own" class books (2 different versions)
*Tracing & Coloring Sheets for beginning Prek & K students
* Little Moon Activity (A fun way to demonstrate the alignment of the sun, moon, and earth and to help students understand how the eclipse works.)
*Solar Eclipse Craft (Color and Black & White versions)
*Tube Viewer Detailed Instructions
*Simple Viewer Instructions
*3 versions of a letter to parents
*Masks for students to act out the events of a solar eclipse
*Warning Sign - to warn students of the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse
*Writing Paper (Prompts to use before & after the eclipse and in different grade levels)
*Classroom Photos (More to come!)
I've included samples of each writing assignment that you are able to display for students as needed. (Zero prep for you!) I've also included color and printer friendly black & white versions of the activities.
I hope you enjoy these products and are able to experience and truly celebrate this awesome event! Please take time to leave feedback! I would love to hear if this resource helped you!
Pencils to Pigtails Blog - The Great American Solar Eclipse
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