Our class began preparing for the Total Solar Eclipse a few weeks in advance. Our district graciously purchased special solar eclipse eyewear for every faculty member, student body and employee of the Arlington Community Schools. We started learning all about the solar eclipse and learning about the different types of eclipse that can occur. We learned that this was the first total solar eclipse to occur in 38 years. For many of the spectators it would be the first time ever experiencing a solar eclipse. We learned that a total solar eclipse is when the moon moves between the sun and Earth, lasting for up to about three hours from beginning to end. After all of the preparation the day had finally arrived for us to view the solar eclipse. It was amazing! The students described it as being "marveloous, the most beautiful thing they have every seen in the their life and just AWESOME!" I loved hearing their personal descriptions and seeing their excitment. We took everything we learned and viewed from the solar eclipse and used it for our Reading lesson. Using the five W's of the event. Who was there? What occurred? When did this occur? Where did this occur? and Why did this occur? The students broke into groups and created amazing graphic organizers describing the event. This was definitely one of the best teaching experiences I have ever had. I enjoyed being able to spend this time with the kids and learn new things together.