Learning About the Days of the Week

Learning About the Days of the Week

What a fun week!  This month we are learning about Time.  This includes the months, the days of the week, hours and of course, seasons.  What is unique to the Waldorf approach is the way that these math topics are unfolded.

Our morning includes the reciting and memorizing a Mother Goose rhyme, Days of the Week:

Monday’s child is fair of face,

Tuesday’s child is full of grace;

Wednesday’s child is ever so sweet,

Thursday’s child is tidy and neat;

Friday’s child is prone to giggle,

Saturday’s child is easy to tickle;

But the child that is born on restful Sunday

Is happy, and cheerful, and loves to play.

On Monday we discovered that the color that represents this day is purple or violet and that  Monday’s name was  Moon Day.  It is also the day that you would eat the grain, rice. I added Spanish rice to our dinner menu.

There are several activities that we did to incorporate other academic areas.  He started to copy the verses of the poem and then created a picture, using crayon, that he imagined about the what he had written.  For math we examined the number seven and the ways we can create seven.

Today being Tuesday I wore red because that is Tuesday’s color. And oatmeal or barley for the grain.  I made oatmeal – carrot muffins using the recipe from The Waldorf Kindergarten Snack Book.  I couldn’t help but add chocolate chips to the batter though.  My little boy that turns up his nose at vegetables ate them and most likely because of the chocolate chips.

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