Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Proud Homeschool Mom Moment

After reading some of William Shakespeare's works over the past few weeks, I was thrilled with a conversation with Miss E this morning - it went something like this:

Miss E: Mama?
Me - Yes?
Miss E: A lot of the moons of Uranus have names from Shakespeare's plays!
Me - Really?
Miss E: Yes!
Me - (mental note - look this up later)


Later, I looked up "Moons of Uranus" and was happy to see the following:

Uranus, the seventh planet of the Solar System, has 27 known moons,[1] all of which are named after characters from the works of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope.[2] William Herschel discovered the first two moons, Titania and Oberon, in 1787, and the other spherical moons were discovered in 1851 by William Lassell (Ariel and Umbriel) and in 1948 by Gerard Kuiper (Miranda).[2] The remaining moons were discovered after 1985, either during the Voyager 2 flyby mission or with the aid of advanced Earth-based telescopes.[1][3]

It does a Mom good to see the fruits of her time and labor with her children - let me tell you!
Miss E has a poster of the solar system on her wall and apparently had been perusing it again.


Heather said...


Kathy in FL said...

Don't you just LOVE those moments?! I've been homeschooling since our oldest was three and she will be twenty this year. I have five all spread out and each one is a little different in the things they notice. It is just so cool!

Lepidoptera said...

We should get one of those posters too. On second thought, where would we put it? That is a great hsing moment!