Grade: Elementary
Subject: Mathematics

#1915. Twelve Month Song

Mathematics, level: Elementary
Posted Fri Nov 10 12:57:53 PST 2000 by Carole Fenton (
Stratford Academy, Stratford, CT 06614
Materials Required: Chart paper with words written
Activity Time: 15 minutes to teach, review daily
Concepts Taught: Calendar-Months of the year

I wrote this song to help my students learn and remember the 12 months of the year in proper order. It can be sung to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star":

January is the first,
February's heart might burst!
March right on 'til April's here;
May and June you're half-way there.
Lots of swimming in July
Don't let August pass you by.
September sees the start of school;
October can be very cool.
Then November comes our way.
In December we can say:
One whole year has come and gone.
Now we know the 12-month song!

We sing this daily as we learn the months and entertain any school personnel (principal, secretary, music teacher, etc.)we happen to meet in the hallway with our tune!