Every Week
(tune: Are you Sleeping)

Every week has 7 days,
See how many you can say.
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Saturday. What’s today?

Days of the Week
(to the tune of Frere Jacques!)

These are all the
da-ays of the we-ek,
Sing with me,
Sing with me.

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
A day to play.



(To the tune of “Frere Jacques)

Today is Monday
(Today is Monday)
April 12th
(April 12th)
That’s the date
(That’s the date).

Days of the Week

(to the tune of Frere Jacques)

Tuesday, Tuesday,
Tuesday, Tuesday,
All day long, all day long,
Yesterday was Monday, tomorrow will be Wednesday,
Oh, what fun! Oh, what fun!

Sunday, Monday , Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Today is Song
(To the tune of “Frere Jacques”)

Today is _______.
Today is _______.
All day long, all day long.
Yesterday was ______.
Tomorrow will be _______.
Oh what fun!
Oh what fun!

The Months of the Year
(To the Tune of “Three Blind Mice”)

January, February, March,
April, May, June.
July, August, September,
October, November, December.
These are the twelve months of the year.
Now sing them together so we can all hear.
How many months are there in a year?
Twelve months in a year.

Months of the Year

(to the tune of “Ten Little Indians”)

January, February, March, and April,
May, June, July, August, and September,
October, November, and December,
These are the months of the year.

Good Handwriting

If you are wise
You will organize
You handwriting always
To be the right size.
The shape is important
Round and neat
Using your hands
Not your feet.

Keep the right pace
You’re not in a race
Or your poor little word
Will fall on its face.
Be careful of your spacing
Because like racing,
If you don’t heed it
You won’t be able
To read it!

Parts of a Sentence

A sentence, sentence, sentence
Is complete, complete, complete
When 5 simple rules it meets, meets, meets.
It has a subject, subject,
And a verb, verb, verb.
It makes sense, sense, sense
With every word, word, word.
Add a capital letter and end mark, mark,
Now our sentence has all its parts.

Punctuation Marks

The period is a busy man.
A small round traffic cop.
He blocks the helter-skelter words
And brings them to a stop.

The question mark’s a tiny girl,
She’s small but very wise;
She asks too many questions
For a person of her size.

Of all the punctuation folk,
I like the comma best.
For when I’m getting out of breath
He lets me take a rest.

Quotation marks are curious.
When friendly talk begins
You’ll always find these little marks
Are busy listening in.

The exclamation mark’s an elf,
Who is easily excited.
When children laugh or cry or scream
It’s then he’s most delighted.

Whenever you come to the end of a thought,
You sign it off with a polka dot.

The Contraction Song

I’m the first word; don’t change me!
Don’t change me, don’t change me.
I’m the first word; don’t change me!
Oh, no, just let me be.

When you change the second word,
Second word, second word,
When you change the second word,
A shorter word you’ll see.

Certain letters are taken out,
Taken out, taken out.
Certain letters are taken out.
One word will remain.

Apostrophe will fill that space,
Fill that space, fill that space.
Apostrophe will fill that space,
The rest will stay the same.

Can’t and couldn’t, isn’t, too.
Isn’t, too, isn’t, too,
Won’t and I’ve and let’s, it’s true,
Contractions every one.

I’m and she’s and you’re and he’d,
You’re and he’d, you’re and he’d,
Wouldn’t, didn’t, we’ll and she’d,
Good! And now we’re done.


A Verbs Song


(to the tune of “B-I-N-G-O”)

Some words tell things that you can do

and verbs are what we call them
and verbs are what we call them.

Here are some action words for you
to act out as you sing them
and verbs are what we call them.

Here are some action words for you
to act out as you sing them
and verbs are what we call them.

Here are some action words for you
to act out as you sing them
and verbs are what we call them.

Here are some action words for you
to act out as you sing them
and verbs are what we call them.

Here are some action words for you
to act out as you sing them
and verbs are what we call them.

Parts of Speech Rhyme

Three little words you often see
Are ARTICLES, a, an, and the.

A NOUN’S the name of anything;
As school or garden, hoop or swing.

ADJECTIVES tell the kind of noun;
As great, small, pretty, white, or brown.

Instead of nouns the PRONOUNS stand;
Her face, his face, our arms, your hand.

VERBS tell of something being done;
To read, count, sing, laugh, jump, or run.

How things are done the ADVERBS tell;
As slowly, quickly, ill, or well.

CONJUNCTIONS join the words together;
As men and women, wind or weather.

The PREPOSITION stands before
A noun, as in or through a door.

The INTERJECTION shows surprise;
As oh! how pretty! ah! how wise!

The whole are called nine parts of speech,
Which reading, writing, speaking teach.


Thirty days hath September

Thirty days hath September,
April, June and November;
All the rest have thirty one,
Excepting February alone
Which has twenty eight days clear
And twenty-nine in each leap year.

They that wash on Monday

They that wash on Monday,
Have all the week to dry;
They that wash on Tuesday,
Are not so much awry;
They that wash on Wednesday,
Are not so much to blame
They that wash on Thursday,
Wash for very shame;
They that wash on Friday,
Wash in sorry need
They that wash on Saturday,
Are lazy folk indeed.

Monday’s Child Is Fair Of Face

Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go,
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
child works hard for a living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day,
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.


Sixty seconds in a minute;
How much good can I do in it?
Sixty minutes in an hour;
All the good that’s in my power.
Twenty hours and four, a day;
Time to work and sleep and play.

How many seconds in a minute?
Sixty, and no more in it.
How many minutes in an hour?
Sixty for sun and shower.
How many hours in a day?
Twenty-four for work and play.
How many days in a week?
Seven both to hear and speak.
How many weeks in a month?
Four, as the swift moon runn’th.
How many months in a year?
Twelve the almanack makes clear.
How many years in an age?
One hundred says the sage.
How many ages in time?
No one knows the rhyme.

(Christina Rossetti)

Number Rhymes

One, two buckle my shoe;
Three, four, shut the door;
Five, six, pick up sticks;
Seven, eight, lay them straight;
Nine, ten, a good fat hen;
Eleven, twelve, dig and delve;
Thirteen, fourteen, maids are courting;
Fifteen, sixteen, maids in the kitchen;
Seventeen, eighteen, maids are waiting;
Nineteen, twenty, my platter’s empty.

One, two, three, four, five.
Once I caught a fish alive.
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
Then I let it go again.
“Why did you let it go?”
“Because it bit my finger so.”
“Which finger did it bite?”
“This little finger on the right.”