You can also sing the days of the week to the Adams family song.
“There’s Sunday and there’s Monday, (click fingers once)
There’s Tuesday and there’s Wednesday.(click)
There’s Thursday and there’s Friday (click)
And then there’s Saturday (click 2 times pause click twice again)
Days of the week (click click)
Days of the week (click click)”
It is fun for older children to know where the names come from eg: Monday moon, Saturday Saturn Thursday; Thors day – God of Thunder
Similarly months of the year
When teaching receptions I use “Monday Monday I like Monday” Bill Martin book(?)
It goes Sunday Sunday, I like Sunday/Sunday first day of the week.
First used it with special ed students in the 80s!
Make a class big book to read and share – use ordinal numbers: 1st. Associate day with activites e.g. Monday library day. Children draw or download pictures for appropriate activities.
I also have made similar book for months of the Year
Try clapping to teach days of the week in order
Sunday, M T W T F S 7 days in one week.
Do same for months …. 12 months in one year
Sing to tune of “Darlin Clementine” days of the week S, M T W T F S There are 7 days in a week, in a week there’s 7 days.
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