Metro Nashville public schools announced last week that Solar Eclipse Day will be recognized as an official holiday. That means kids don’t have to go to school that day. They’re urging people to use the day as a learning opportunity for kids and parents.
I was already planning on pulling my son from school on that day. So I’m glad the school is now recognizing it as a holiday, so it won’t mess with his attendance record. It’s gonna be a fun learning experience for our family. Even though we’ve had lots of family fun these last few months, seeing the eclipse will truly be the highlight of the summer.
How My Family Will Be Celebrating The Solar Eclipse
We will be celebrating with Holiday Inn and Scholastic, as part of the hotel’s Summer of Smiles program! My family is invited to come out and experience the solar eclipse with a fun family focused party being put on by Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt hotel. It’s gonna be a fun time to see this once in a lifetime solar eclipse. We should have an awesome view too, since Nashville and the hotel are right along the totality line. It’s gonna be pretty exciting!
My family is going to be provided transportation to and from the event. There will be space-themed crafts, story time and snacks.
Scholastic is going to help kids and parents learn about space with “The Magic School Bus Presents: Our Solar System” book. We’ll also get special eclipse viewing glasses and the kids will have a chance to meet Clifford The Big Red Dog and Geronimo Stilton. Needless to say, I’ll be bringing my camera and filling you in on all the Eclipse excitement.
Other ways to see & learn about the Solar Eclipse
There are still plenty of ways to see the solar eclipse if you live outside the totality line. NASA has a lot of great information available, including which vendors/retailers to purchase eclipse glasses from. Stay away from Amazon for these. https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-maps
Click To See ⇒ The Eclipse Live Stream by NASA
Got any plans for Solar Eclipse Day?