Oro Grande Students View Monday Eclipse

Students at Oro Grande were among millions across the nation that enjoyed the solar eclipse Monday morning.

A solar eclipse photo in Lake Havasu City, AZ Monday. Ken Gallagher/RiverScene

The students made eclipse-viewing devices and were also able to use special glasses as well.

Sixth-grade teacher at Oro Grande Carol Nowakowski said students made a variety of do-it-yourself viewing devices in class.

“We are making viewfinders for the solar eclipse and we have all made a paper plate one with the pinhole in it,” Nowakowski said.

Students at Oro Grande Elementary School use different methods to view the eclipse safely Monday. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

The sixth-graders also made viewfinders from cereal boxes and toilette paper rolls.

“Mrs. Holmes actually got some special glasses – eclipse glasses – over the summer and has shared them with the sixth grade so the fifth- and sixth-graders have had the opportunity to actually utilize protective wear to view the eclipse,” she said.

Ryder Spencer, a student at Oro Grande, commented after watching the eclipse.

Deegan Snyder wears a welders helmet to view the eclipse at Oro Grande Elementary School Monday. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

“It’s like red and it’s kinda – it looks like the moon. It’s weird cause it’s the dark out and cloudy and it’s getting cooler like morning,” Spencer said.

“It’s cool that it’s here and it’s not like in any other countries,” he said.

Cloud cover in Lake Havasu City obscured part of the partial eclipse visible in this location, but many were out viewing Monday morning.

A partial solar eclipse as seen from Lake Havasu City, AZ on Monday. Rick Powell/RiverScene

A partial solar eclipse photo from Lake Havasu City, AZ. Rick Powell/RiverScene

A partial solar eclipse photo as seen in Lake Havasu City, AZ on Monday. Ken Gallagher/RiverScene

Parent volunteer, Kendra Bell, helps her daughter, Katie, make a paper plate with aluminum foil to view the eclipse Monday. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Parent volunteer, Katie McMillan, cuts tin foil to prepare paper plates for the students to view the solar eclipse. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Students at Oro Grande use different methods to view the eclipse safely on Monday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Conner Adams views the solar eclipse for the first time at Oro Grande Elementary school with glasses given to his class. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Students at Oro Grande Elementary watch the solar eclipse Monday with glasses given to the school. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Chad Murrell of Calvary Baptist Church, takes a selfie photo with Calvary Christian Academy students who are viewing the solar eclipse Monday. photo courtesy Chad Murrell

Heavyn Goldsby views the eclipse for the first time with glasses given to her class at Oro Grande Elementary School. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Parent volunteer, Crystal Milburn, wears a welding helmet to show the kids at Oro Grande Elementary different ways to safely view the solar eclipse. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Oro Grande students in Carol Nowakowski’s class, used Skype to chat with Carol’s niece, who is in the path of totality in Oregon. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Eclipse photo courtesy Ann-Marie Smith

Solar eclipse photo courtesy Susan Stocker

Total eclipse photo ourtesy Jarrod Lyman in Oregon.

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