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Ursla Le Guin (1929-2018)

The Stars Below, 1974

ddd December!

Function: Song
Words: 38
Duration: 1:48
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Aim: Introduce the months of the year
Good Night Rooster

J-J-January
F-F-February
M-M-March
A-A-April
M-M-May
That's what I say
J-J-June
J-J-July
Au-au-August
S-S-September
O-O-October
N-N-November
D-D-D-D-D-D
December!
D-D-D-D-D-D
December!

(repeat)

Usage

English Months of the year can be tricky for young learners of English to remember. The first step is to get them to know the name of their birthday month. This can be done using a calendar. Then listen to the song and when someone hears their birthday month they jump. There is an interlude in the middle where months can be called out randomly. After this children can be encouraged to dance to the song and jump and call out their birthday month. Then build up to singing the whole song.

Follow-Up

Play the Months and Seasons Version of Maze Challenge or the Months of the Year Board Game.

Notes:

There's a video version on YouTube

getfiles: DDD December!

MP3: 3.29 mb

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