Monthly Archives: March 2016

Moon Homework

Today in content class, the fifth graders will be getting homework for the next two weeks (don’t freak out!). Their homework is to step outside each night and observe the moon, record what they see, and identify the phase that the moon is in on that night.   We have been discussing the phases of the moon in content, so this is a concept the students are very familiar with at this point.  Once the two weeks is up, we will be looking at our results and analyzing them in content class.

Please email me with any questions or concerns you have about the homework assignment.  I do understand that this falls over Easter weekend and that some nights may be difficult with other commitments.  I am asking that the students do the best they can at completing the entire assignment.

In addition, Lancaster County residents have the opportunity to view a partial lunar eclipse this Wednesday, March 23 between 5:30 am and 10:00 am (7:06 am will be the maximum lunar eclipse).   I have discussed this opportunity with the students, so I am hoping the weather cooperates and the partial lunar eclipse will be able to be seen on Wednesday morning.

Thank you so much!  Happy Spring!

Mrs. Eckroat ( meridith.eckroat@pennmanor.net )