When everyone came in this morning, they were excited about the eclipse.
Emanie: Why is it so light still?
Johnny: It hasn't started yet. It doesn't start until 8:30. I saw it on the internet.
Johnny: Nothing is happening.
Griff: Why isn't anything happening?
Claire: It just looks normal out.
We decided to find a live feed of the eclipse to see what we could find out. We watched a live feed of the total eclipse in Indonesia. We were amazed to see the light from planet Venus shining behind the moon. Then suddenly, everyone shouted to put on the glasses as the light from the sun started to shine through again.
Johnny: It's only happening there. It's not happening here.
Lucy: Well, it may be. Here it is only a partial eclipse. We don't know, because we can't look at the sun.
We looked for a live feed from Singapore and found one.
Nora: Oh, so it is happening here! Look!
Lucy: Wow, that's amazing! I'll never forget this!
Arwyn: It's so beautiful!
At 9:30 Siena joined us. She had spent the morning at the Science Centre with her dad. She gave us an update of what she did there:
Siena: This morning I went to the Science Centre with my dad to see the solar eclipse. I got up really early to go. When I got there, the sun was just coming up. I got some glasses and through the glasses the sun looked like a bright red colour, but when I looked through the telescope then it was actually yellow.
Later I decided to sit down and write in my journal. When I was writing, a man came up and asked if he could take a picture of my journal. I said, "Yes." He took a picture and my dad said it might end up in the newspaper.
We stood in a long line and asked if we could get some extra glasses to bring to school and they gave us 10 pairs. We gave half of them to Ms Rehu's class, so I've got 5 pairs I can share with you.
We decided since there was five pairs it would be safest to go down in small groups. While one group went down with Ms Florence, the rest of us stayed in the classroom and did Daily 5 with Ms Leah. As each of us returned to the classroom, it was very hard for us to conceal our excitement!
Nora: What I saw, looked EXACTLY like that (the live feed)!
Lucy: It was absolutely amazing! I will never forget it! I'm going to write about it in my journal.
Emma: Look! I made a drawing of it. This is what it looked like at first and this is how it changed as the moon moved.
Claire: I'm going to sketch it and put it in my cubby so I'll always remember. That was so unbelievable!
Minzhe: Wow! I saw that (the live feed)!
Emanie: It was amazing! But where was the moon? I didn't see the moon.
Teddy: It looked just like this picture here.
Johnny: I loved it!
Griff: That was so exciting!
Aubrey: It was so cool!
Shotaro: Yah, it was really cool.
Adam: I never want to forget it!