Last month we talked about what a pocket chart was and different ways in which we can use one in our homeschooling lessons. This month I want to share with you one of our favorite daily use for our pocket chart, singing our Days of the Week song. We use a lot of music during our lessons, but our Calendar & Weather time is definitely full of songs! I believe that music is definitely universal and have learned from teaching in a classroom to use music in a way to help children connect with the lesson being taught.
The first thing we do before we begin our homeschooling lessons is start with Calendar & Weather. I use two different things during our calendar time. I use a regular calendar in which Kaelyn is able to count the days on the month and then we also use a pocket chart with the days of the week. By using the pocket chart she is able to begin recognizing and reading the days of the week. She has already memorized where the days are on her calendar, but when it comes to her pocket chart she needs to find it’s appropriate place by reading each word and placing them in the correct order. Her favorite thing to do is to sing Dr. Jean & Friends Days of the Week Song to the tune of the “Adams Family”. Dr. Jean also has a free printable with her lyrics on her website 🙂
Here is a short video on how we use Music in our daily Days of the Week Pocket Chart:
Another great way we use the Days of the Week Pocket Chart song is singing the song in Spanish. I have taught Kaelyn to sing the Dr. Jean Days of the Week in Spanish using the “Adams Family” tune as well. We also use our sentence strips to match up the words in Spanish and English.
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Hope you enjoyed this months Pocket Chart and Music Activity! Make sure to stop on by next month when I share some Holiday Fun.