Happy September Saturday to You!

September

Dear apple, on your branch,
please fall into my hat.
For if I take you off the tree,
They’ll not be pleased with that!

Apples red and apples green,
please fall down upon the ground.
For if I pick you off the tree,
I cannot say how you’ve been found.

Apples here and apples there,
please fall into my hand.
My little sisters stand and stare
and wait for you to land.

Hips and haws and thistles tall
stand all around the tree.
All will soon be picked and stored.
Is there not just one for me?

Apples, apples, everywhere,
please let me have just one,
and just two more, please, tree,
then September will be done.
~ Elsa Beskow
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Comments

  1. says

    I have a question in light of the post above. I’ve been reading a lot of waldorf blogs lately and I dont quite understand some things. I read your post on how this year you are going to go for beauty in homeschooling and your ideas on that.
    We have to take state bench mark tests as homeschoolers. Keeping the kids up to the level for their state testing takes lots of work. It leaves little time for all the things you folks do. My question is this; do you have required state testing where you live? If so, how do you fit all the stuff they need to know for the test into your day of crafts and poetry and stuff?
    I’m anxiously awaiting your answer. It takes a good three hours of solid studying every day to just get my daughter to place at the required 15 percentile on state tests. I envy your time for beauty and the extra things.

  2. says

    I have a question in light of the post above. I’ve been reading a lot of waldorf blogs lately and I dont quite understand some things. I read your post on how this year you are going to go for beauty in homeschooling and your ideas on that.
    We have to take state bench mark tests as homeschoolers. Keeping the kids up to the level for their state testing takes lots of work. It leaves little time for all the things you folks do. My question is this; do you have required state testing where you live? If so, how do you fit all the stuff they need to know for the test into your day of crafts and poetry and stuff?
    I’m anxiously awaiting your answer. It takes a good three hours of solid studying every day to just get my daughter to place at the required 15 percentile on state tests. I envy your time for beauty and the extra things.