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Monthly Spelling Songs/Chants



bethconrad
Hong Kong

Monthly Spelling Songs/Chants
 
I have searched the web and have found nothing.  Does anyonyone know of songs/chants to teach the spelling of the months?  Thanks.

10 Sep 2010      



hdefined
United States

I was never aware that one existed. I īm sure if it did, there wouldn īt be so many native English speakers who misspell "February."

10 Sep 2010     



pilarmham
Spain

can īt believe it!

10 Sep 2010     



SueThom
United States

My mother showed me how to tell with my knuckles which months have 31 days, but no, I īve never heard of a jump rope rhyme or anything about how to spell them.  If you find one, I īd love to learn it!

10 Sep 2010     



franknbea
United Kingdom

I learned the knuckle thing also, and there is a song by the Trinidad oil company called "the calendar song", but that just names the months over and over.
I would also be interested in a monthly spelling chant or rhyme, though I doubt that one exists.
Sounds like a good project to take up.
 
Greetings
 
PS actually thereīs a bit more here;
poems and songs about the months but still no luck with spelling them

10 Sep 2010     



joy2bill
Australia

Hi: In New Zealand we  used to learn the following poem:

30 days hath September,
April, June and November,
All the rest have 31,
Excepting February alone.
Which  has but 28 days clear
And 29 in each leap year

but it was a zillion years ago.
Cheers from downunder, Joy

10 Sep 2010     



Apodo
Australia

LOL  Most native English speakers can īt pronounce February very well, let alone spell it.

10 Sep 2010     



puddyd
Oman

Try an acronym -
F-fat
E-exhausted
B-bears
R-run
U-under
A-angry
R-red
Y-yo-yos
 
Tell them to make their own .They must be stupid , visual and full of nouns to be memorable.
Good luck

10 Sep 2010     



Lindax
Ukraine

My favourite song is Boney M-Calendar Song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbTF4-FbpxA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IXowYHM1Ro  - for kids

Have a great day!



10 Sep 2010     



anitarobi
Croatia

THE YEAR

In January there is lots of snow,
All our cheeks and noses glow.
In February there is rain and ice,
To stay indoors is very nice.
In March the winds blow from the sea,
We sit by the fire to drink our tea.
Then April comes with lots of showers,
A little sun and pretty flowers.
May and June and then July,
Summer is here, cold days good-bye!
August brings us lots of sun,
Lots of ice-cream, lots of fun.
September makes the apples round,
October drops them to the gound.
We play indoors in wet November,
My friends come round and visit me,
Another month and then December
With Christmas and the Christmas tree.
from http://wiki.zum.de/First_Poems
I īve used it many times... I know itīs not spelling, but I love it...

10 Sep 2010