Monday, January 3, 2011

Calendar Skills

Since it is now the first month of a new year I have been trying to work with Sarah to remember the months of the year and which months are in which seasons.  Sarah seems to forget the months of May, August and November.  While Jillian can rhyme off all the months of the year, Sarah does not pay attention to things she is not interested in - and she is just not interested in anything calendar related.  We have tried to work with this by hanging a calendar in the kitchen and having her refer to it whenever she asks us a calendar related question.   

I remember that it took me a while to learn all the months of the year and I have never been able to remember how many days are in each month.  This little rhyme did not help me.

Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November.
All the rest have thirty-one
Save February, with twenty-eight fine
'til Leap Year makes it twenty-nine!

BUT....I came across this awesome way to remember!

Counting on your knuckles!!

All the knuckles are months with 31 days and all the spaces in between the knuckles are months with 30 days (with the exception of February).

January has 31 days

February has 28 days - this one does not follow the rule

March has 31 days

April has 30 days

May has 31 days

June has 30 days

July has 31 days

Then go back to your first knuckle to finish off the rest of the months!

Eureka!!  Now I know how many days are in each month Mom!!

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