Sunday, 4 October 2009

Hello Harvest Moon

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained
Psalm 8

We had a change from our usual bedtime routine today to enjoy the harvest moon. We had already enjoyed our traditional Harvest Moon Cake; & at bedtime we had supper, along with this lovely story: Hello Harvest Moon. We went upstairs, said our prayers, Rosie nursed & we waited as the sun began to set.

The, there it was! Our big friend, Harvest Moon! The girls pulled on warm clothes over their pajamas & we went outside to observe & sketch.

Rosie sketched in her nature journal, Elianna sketched in her new moon journal. Each evening, she will be making a quick sketch of the moon in her little book, just before she goes to bed. This is not something covered in Waldorf first grade (It is a later grade, but which one escapes me right now) but she loves to observe the moon - an old friend returning that she has missed over the light bedtimes of the summer months.
The first sketch was actually last months full moon, but we had to stay up especially late for that one : ) From now onwards, the moon is up at a realistic time for sleepy six year olds : )

Elianna's Sketch:

Rosie's Sketch:

I love how she captured exactly what she could see. When the moon first came up, it was partly hidden for her, because of her height.

Happy Harvest Moon to you all : )

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