Thursday, February 21, 2008
We're starting our Astronomy studies today, about the moon and how appropriate is the lunar eclipse tonight? I'm so excited and Camille doesn't know about it yet. I think we're going to have a girls' night at home tonight and watch Anne of Green Gables and I'll surprise her with the eclipse (as well as a longer bedtime)!
UPDATE 2/21/08: We saw the eclipse and stood outside from 10:00 pm to 10:30 pm, we tried to take a picture of the orange/red moon but we do not have an adequate camera to handle such task. This is my goal to work on for the rest of the year, to save for a better camera. We left the eclipsed moon at 10:30 pm because Camille was so tired but we had a clear sky.
While we were outside under the stars, we talked about how we'll learn about the constellations and we decided to learn one constellation a week and identify it as well as document it in our nature journals. I still have to think about how I'm going to keep Camille up for night sky viewing and how many times a week. The last thing I want is a cranky, sleepy 7 year old girl on my hands. With the sunlight lasting longer, keeping her up during the week is more challenging because it means she'll be up longer. Maybe naps?