Monday, December 28, 2009

Week 7: Calendars

We are back on track for the new year after missing 2 weeks for a death in the family and Christmas.... just in time for 2010! The Stars topic from the previous post went really well. Unfortunately we didn't get to the planetarium because you have to pay to get into the science museum as well which blew it out of the budget...oh well, maybe next year!

Since this week marks January 1st, I thought I would teach Lily a little bit about Calendars. We will be going through the days of the week and the months. I will also incorporate some New Year's Crafts and activities as well.


Alligators and others all year long! : a book of months by Dragonwagon, Crescent.

Calendar by Livingston, Myra Cohn.

Calendarbears : a book of months Hague, Kathleen.

Coco all year round
by Tanen, Sloane.

Here comes the year
by Spinelli,

Jump into January : a journey around the yearBlackstone, Stella.

Month by month a
year goes round by Shields, Carol Diggory.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar- by Eric Carle (Days of the


Family Crafts
has many pdfs for Printable Calendars I will have Lily Make

I am going to read the Very Hungry Caterpillar and we will do these activities to go along with it!
Inspire Me Crafts has a great Egg Carton Caterpillar craft that I think I will do too...(picture is from her website)

Songs: (Source)- These are Great!

Happy Days
Tune: Happy Days
Sunday, Monday, Happy Days
Tuesday, Wendsday Happy Days
Thursday Friday Happy Days
Saturday 7 Days
Grooovin all week with you!

Addams Family
There’s Sunday and there’s Monday
Then Tuesday then there’s Wendsday
Then Thursday then Friday
And then comes Saturday
Days of the week (snap snap), days of the week (snap snap) days of the week, days of the week days of the week(snap, snap)

Tune: For He's A Jolly Good Fellow
There are seven days in a week
Seven days in a week
Seven days in a week
And I can say them all.
Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Saturday is the last day
And I can say them all.
Then after we sing this song we name the days of the week by counting them out on our fingers. As we hold up the fingers we say, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Then we count the fingers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. Then sing the song again.

Tune (Twinkle Twinkle)
Come Along and Sing with me
There are seven days you see
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, too.
Wednesday, Thursday, Just for you
Friday, Saturday, that's the end
Then the week starts over again.


I think I'm going to do a Caterpillar themed snack...we have Kiwi, so I'll cut it up and put a grape in between each segment and attach it to a long bamboo stick, or maybe thread with string..not sure..we'll see!

I LOVE this Muffin Tin Snack idea from The Masked Mommy too (picture from her blog)


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