The Solar Eclipse

Wednesday 14th

Learning Outcome Opportunity: Quality Area 1.2.2: Educators respond to children’s ideas and play and use intentional teaching to scaffold and extend each child’s learning.

Today is the day that the solar eclipse occurred. We all awoke s morning in anticipation to catch a glimpse of the eclipse. Ms Nerissa began the discussion and had asked Eamon to explain what an eclipse is. Eamon had explained that the eclipse had occurred when the moon moved in front of the sun and blocking the light and creating darkness for a few seconds. Jackson had explained that him and older brother Lachlan had to wear special glasses because if they looked directly into the sun their vision would have been blinded. Georgie said she was drawing a picture of the sun whilst Madison said she would draw a picture of the moon.



Thursday 15th

NQF Learning Opportunity: Quality Area 1.1.1: Curriculum decision making contributes to each child’s learning and development outcomes in relation to their identity, connection with community, wellbeing, and confidence as learners and effectiveness as communicators.

Kirra was extremely fascinated by the solar eclipse. Kirra had painted her interpretation of the sun shining before the eclipse and the moon passing in front of the sun causing darkness. Kirra said her mum took some photos of the eclipse and she may bring them in.




Friday 16th

EYLF Learning Outcome Opportunity 2.1.4: Broaden their understanding of the world in which they live in. 

This morning Jackson had brought in photos of the eclipse that occurred on Wednesday.  The photos were of the moon crossing in front of the sun. Jackson said him and older brother Lachlan had to wear 3D glasses so that the sun didn’t blind their vision. Jackson went on to explain that to take the photos Jackson friend had placed the 3D glasses in front of the camera lenses then took the photos. Amelie then explained to everyone that she had watched the eclipse with her mum and dad from Malanda. Georgie had to explain she had watched the event on TV.



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